SOUTH Wilts Maidens retained their county indoor title following a thrilling final day of competition in the Vipers Indoor Cricket League.

Calne Cobras were defeated by West Wilts Angels in the Plate Final before the main event saw Chippenham Storm, who had beaten Corsham Hawks in the remaining semi-final, face up to the Maidens.

In the much-anticipated final, Salisbury ran out clear winners in what was a fitting finish to season 2 of the Vipers indoor league.

The Storm batted first and it was Katie Dolman and Isla Thompson who were on top in the early stages with 26 and 22, respectively.

However, with Dolman's retirement and Thompson's dismissal, the rest of the Storm’s batting line-up fell away as the Maidens turned the screw, only conceding 21 in the final four overs.

Impressively, only four extras were bowled in the innings, with the momentum swinging firmly in favour of South Wilts as the Storm finished on 82.

The Maidens opened with Poppy-Lulu Herbertson and Charlotte Miller, who put on a clinic of batting in pairs and running between the wickets. In 7.4 overs, they scored more threes than there were dot balls. The pair both scored 25 retired as they charged towards their target.

A late flurry of wickets gave the Storm supporters some hope but it was too little too late.