There was heartbreak for Cumberland's cricket team who lost in their Unicorns Trophy final to Berkshire by just one run.

A match which ebbed and flowed at Wormsley yesterday was decided by a nerveless final over from Berkshire seamer Tom Nugent. Cumberland needed five to level scores and win by losing fewer wickets but Adam Syddall managed only two off the first five deliveries.

With three needed off the last ball, Syddall drove Nugent to long-on, but could manage only two, sparking Berkshire celebrations as they won their sixth trophy in four seasons.

Bowling first, Cumberland restricted Berkshire to 144 all out in 46.4 overs.

Opener Jack Davies and Chris Peploe joint top-scored for Berkshire with 31, while Toby Bulcock ended with figures of 3-25.

In reply, Cumberland were restricted to 65-7, Carlisle Cricket Club's Michael Slack out for 26.

But the Cumbrians' tail wagged, Bulcock finishing 29 not out and Syddall 10 not out, but it was not quite enough.

Defeat was hard on Cumberland.

Captain Gary Pratt said: "They were in a similar position to us. They had a partnership together towards the end and they probably thought they’d 150 to 160, so they were short of that.

"I felt confident we would get that. It did start to spin a bit more, but we just played six poor shots and got three good balls."

It was the first time Cumberland have made the final in seven years.

Pratt, who famously ran-out Ricky Ponting in the 2005 Ashes, added: "We have probably over-achieved in this competition and to run a side that has dominated Minor Counties cricket in recent years is a good effort."