South Wilts could be marching to Lord's

Salisbury Journal: South Wilts could be marching to Lord's South Wilts could be marching to Lord's

IT may be only one small step – but South Wilts, pictured, are on the road to Lord’s in the ECB national indoor six-aside cricket championships.

They retained their Wiltshire title with comfortable wins over Winsley and beaten finalists Swindon Asians to line up a regional play-off match against Poole Town at the Hurn Cricket Centre, Christchurch on Sunday.

South Wilts went on a run spree in their county semi-final tie, posting 152- 2 on the strength of knocks from Rob Pittman (37), Tom Pearce (26), Sam Pittman (28) and Christian Pain (26).

Winsley were dismissed for 94.

Christian Pain cracked a hard hit 42 as South Wilts managed a par total of 115 (Sam Pittman 26) in the final against Swindon Asians, who had previously beaten Great Bedwyn. Asians replied with 78-4.

Sarisbury Athletic, beaten national finalists at Lord’s in 2013, are also involved on February 16 and will face Newport in the Fairway Sports Complex, Lake.

If Sarisbury Athletic and South Wilts win, they will go through to the ECB Regional Finals at Taunton.

CRICKET CAMP

SOUTH Wilts Cricket Club are gearing up for a ten-week course, starting in April at Lower Bemerton.

Sessions will run each Monday, from April 28, for boys aged six to nine-yearsold and girls six to 11-years-old.

Rob Wade will be holding the cricket camp from 6.15pm to 7.30pm with the view of selecting some youngsters to represent the club’s under 9s.

Prices are £80 per child and the camp only has 40 places, which are expected to fill fast. To book, contact Robert.wade@chartltd.co.uk or ring 07799 627861.

Assessments for young cricketers wanting to join South Wilts’ squads are being held in a Salisbury school next month.

Those aged 10 years and older aiming to play for the under 11, 13 and 15 squads, can attend trials on Saturday, March 8 (2pm to 4pm) at Bishop Wordsworth’s School.

Contact Rob Wade for more information.

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