JACK Mynott starred with bat and ball as South Wilts pulled off a 76-run win over Burridge at Bemerton to secure a probable third place finish in the Southern League Premier Division.

Opening, he hit 71 to lead South Wilts out of trouble at 39-3 and point his side towards a match winning 223-7 before removing Burridge dangermen Joe Collings-Wells and former Hampshire batsman Derek Kenway in a decisive 3-21 spell.

Tom Morton, Arthur Godsal and James Hayward were all back in the Wilton Road pavilion before the South Wilts score reached 40.

But Mynott linked with Ben Draper (45) to add 93 and lift South Wilts to 132-4.

Carefully going about his business and striking only two boundaries in his patient 110-ball stay the crease, Mynott paved the way to enable South Wilts to strengthen their position.

Newly-wed Peter Rowe (32 not out) prospered with Raff Hussey (16), Ryan Murray (19) and latterly Luke Evans as South Wilts moved on to 223-7.

The Burridge reply never really got into gear after Will Harries (2-20) and Godsal had made early inroads.

They dropped to 49-3 before Mynott (at 79-4) nipped out Collings-Wells (48).

They rallied to 129 (Kieran Geyle 20) before James Hayward (3-8) struck three more blows.

Kenway (43) watched from the non-striker's end as Hayward whirled his magical triple - and then became a second victim for Mynott - with the

influential Hayward again the catcher.

Burridge fell away to 147 all out, with Mynott wrapping up his gold award by bowling teenage wicketkeeper Oli Wright.

This Saturday, South Wilts are away at Hampshire Academy.

The following day, after the Burridge win South Wilts duo Luke Evans and Arthur Godsal were unable to help Wiltshire beat favourites Berkshire in their Trophy semi-final at Finchampstead.

Wiltshire were keen to bounce back from their disappointment in the Championship against Wales the previous week.

They won the toss and opted to bat first.

They made a strong start with newcomer Jack Regan 37 (replacing the unavailable player coach, manager Tom Morton) hitting four fours and one magnificent six in his aggressive innings.

Alongside Jake Goodwin 23 they put on 61 for the first wicket until they both fell to Euan Woods 4-40.

Skipper Ed Young led the way with a hard fought 48 until he too became a victim of Woods.

The evergreen Chris Peploe took 3-29 removing Uzi Qureshi, Jake Lintott and Brad Dawson in the process.

Tahir Afridi hit a valiant 35 as he held the tail together for as long as possible until he became Tom Scriven’s second victim which saw Wiltshire all out for a disappointing 199

It seemed unlikely that 200 would be a big enough target to daunt Berkshire and they progressed confidently to 109-2 with Archie Carter 55 looking particularly strong.

Jake Lintott drew the first blood when Jack Davies was well caught by Tahir Afridi with the score on just 23.

Joe King bowled Dan Lincoln with the score on 62 and then Arthur Godsal claimed the first of his three victims when he trapped Richard Morris leg before.

He followed this up by bowling Archie Carter just when he was looking set.

His third victim was Hampshire protégé,Tom Scriven, just after he had hit a mighty six to take his score on to 52.

He was caught by Jake Lintott attempting to repeat the feat.

Prior to this Luke Evans fooled Berkshire skipper James Morris with a slower ball bouncer which enabled keeper Jack Regan to demonstrate his stumping prowess.

Despite a glimmer of hope for Wiltshire as Berkshire wickets tumbled Berkshire eased their way to the total required with Woods completing a highly satisfactory personal game as he scored 20 not out to go alongside his four wickets, as they finished 202-6.

Berkshire will face Cumberland who defeated Staffordshire by means of a bowl out.

Wiltshire will be hoping to return to winning ways this Sunday at Brockhampton CC to take on Herefordshire in a three day game.