TOM Morton opened the season in great form hitting 176 runs in three innings with one of which was not out to give him an average of 88 over the weekend, writes ROY HONEYBONE.

Morton led the way with a blistering 80 not out in South Wilts win over Corsham in a 40 over contest.

The batsman then helped Wiltshire to two T20 wins over Dorset last Sunday top scoring 48 and 78.

In Saturday's contest Corsham were reduced to 119-9 with opening bowlers Luke Evans and Ryan Murray having identical figures of 2-18 runs from eight overs.

In reply South Wilts made short work of the total by hitting the required runs in just 13.5 overs with Tom Morton hit 80 in an unbroken 120 run partnership with new recruit Raff Hussey 18 not out.

Morton retired as Corsham bowled on for another 11 overs to allow a few more batsmen to get some practice in.

South Wilts hit another 124 from those overs with Jack Stearman being in particularly aggressive form hitting a quickfire 46 with two massive sixes

On Sunday in the first T20 game, Dorset well in restricting them to 120-7 with Ryan Murray 3-24.

Morton (48) shared an opening partnership worth 102 with Jake Goodwin 65 not out as Wilts won with 14 balls to spare.

In the second game, Morton scored 78 out of a 149-9 total, which saw Dorset finish on 121-8

Brad Currie top-scoring on 22 not out. There were two more wickets for Ryan Murray and two apiece for Taylor and Tahir Afridi.