South Wilts Seconds massively enhanced their Southern Premier League 2 survival credentials with a excellent 93 run success against promotion hopefuls St Cross Symondians seconds at their Winchester headquarters, writes STEPHEN HATCHER.

Winning the toss and electing to bat South Wilts got off to their customary poor start with 3 batsmen back in the hutch with the score on 39.

They were lifted once again by a 110 partnership between in form batsmen Joe Cranch (76) and Luke Hansford (60) and their contribution in this latter half of the season cannot be underestimated.

Stephen Booth (34) took up the cudgels along with Ben Fisher (19 not out) allowing South Wilts maximum batting points as their innings closed on 225-8.

Matthew Burton (3-32) tore straight into the attack removing both openers by the time the core had reached 17, and was followed by Booth (4-36) enjoying an excellent all round performance which had the home side reduced to 43-5.

With Tom Pearce conceding only 22 from his 10 overs, the stranglehold allowed James Wade, Robert Pittman and Fisher to clean up the tail, St Cross' innings closing on 132.

With the already relegated Langley Manor visiting Lower Bemerton this coming Saturday nothing will be taken for granted as South Wilts seek seven points required to ensure their safety.