SOUTH Wilts’ youngsters look set for a mid-table finish in the NatWest Under-16 Indoor Cricket League at the Ageas Bowl.

They lost their last two matches of the winter, by two wickets to the New Forest and by a ten-run margin against the table topping South East Hants Strikers six.

But team manager Rob Wade described the performances as “probably the best we’ve played all winter".

South Wilts (4) 142-3 (J Stearman 30*, J Atkinson 27*)

New Forest (14) 144-4 (R Wathen 39*, B Fisher 36*, C Golding 30, E Wade 2-30)

New Forest won by 2 wkts.

SEH Strikers (15) 139-3 (J Harris 31*, J Richards 27*, J Stearman 2-30)

South Wilts (3) 129-6 (J Wade 33, J Stearman 28)

SEH Strikers won by 10 runs