THE START of Cumberland's second day in the Minor Counties match against Bucks at Slough was delayed for 40 minutes because the local electricity sub-station was vandalised.

This meant the pavilion shutters could not function until power was restored.

After Cumberland has piled up 410-7 they restricted Bucks to 212 with Marcus Sharp taking 3-26 as David Cranfield-Thompson top-scored for the hosts with 66.

It gave Cumberland a first-innings lead of 198 and Cumberland made 232-9 in their seconds innings with James Lowe (102) and Ikram Ullah (51) making the bulk of the score.

Cumberland currently hold a lead of 430 runs.

Ian Sharp, the Cumberland team manager, said: "It's been another good day and our bowlers - led by the evergreen Marcus Sharp - bowled in the right areas.

"He was economoical and fdfficult to score off. Half of his 18 overs were maidens and this helped to give us a big fight-innings lead, which has now increased to 430.

"Hopefully we can go on and record another victory in a game which we have dominated."