WILTSHIRE took on Dorset in two T20 matches on Monday.

The first game started at 11am, and Wiltshire, with something to prove, won the toss and elected to field against a strong Dorset side who sit at the top of the table.

The opening pair put on 56 before Jacob Gordon fell to Ed Young with James Degg taking the catch.

David Scott 50 then put on an impressive 97 with Sam Young before Scott was trapped lbw by Joe King.

It was a long wait again before Joe King struck again having Sam Young caught in the deep by Jake Lintott, but by this time he had made a splendid century, 104 from just 56 balls with eight sixes.

The Dorset innings closed on a daunting 210 for 3.

Wiltshire began cautiously with two wickets falling early. However, this brought skipper Ed Young to the crease and he enjoyed a good partnership with Jake Goodwin.

Ed led the way and kept Wiltshire's hopes alive with 68 from just 36 balls including eight sixes of his own. J

ack Mynott offered most support with 31 not out, but The Wiltshire innings closed on 186 for 6, 24 runs short.

Game two and Wiltshire once again won the toss and again elected to field. Sam Young's 22 proved to be Dorset’s top individual score.

The Wiltshire bowlers gave Dorset no respite as they ruthlessly took wickets with regularity.

Chris Aubrey struck first removing Jacob Gordon’s bails before Josh Croom did the same to Sam Young and David Scott.

Chris Aubrey, 3 for 36, then took the prize scalp of Ross Whiteley caught by James Degg and then trapped Alex Ecklund lbw.

Josh Croom, 3 for 15, returned to remove Lucas Del Bianco with a fine catch from Arthur Godsal.

It was then the turn of Wadworth Man of the Match Jake Lintott who took four wickets for a miserly 11 runs with two players bowled and two catches – Josh Croom and Jack Mynott.

This saw Dorset crumble to 84 all out in just 13.1 overs

The Wiltshire reply was always on course for victory even though wickets fell regularly. James Degg and Arthur Godsal were scoring quickly until Alex Ecklund removed them both. Degg stumped and Godsal caught behind.

He added two more stumpings to his tally having taken two stumpings and a catch in the first match.

South Wilts skipper Ben Draper then showed his class with four sixes in his total of 31 not out which saw Wiltshire get comfortably home on 85 for 5 in just 12.2 overs, winning by five wickets.

A positive end to the day for Wiltshire who must use this performance to take confidence into their next fixtures against Herefordshire next weekend.