SOUTH Wilts seconds are eyeing up a hugely creditable fourth-placed finish in their debut Southern Premier League Division 2 season, writes Mike Vimpany.

Although they lost heavily – by 111 runs - to their Bashley (Rydal) counterparts, they could still nail a top four spot in Saturday’s final round of matches.

“We’re 12 points adrift of Trojans at the moment, but if we win our last game against Fawley (Bemerton, 12.30pm) and Trojans lose to Tichborne Park, who are chasing promotion, there’s a fair chance we’ll get fourth place,” explained skipper Tom Pearce.

South Wilts took a run battering from a Bashley seconds' side, who are now out of the immediate relegation zone in SPL2.

Phil Morris (65), teenager Patrick Lewis (55 not out) and Ross Grierson (50) all made half centuries and, with Neil Taylor (34) chipping in, Bashley batted South Wilts out of the game at 271-8.

Sam Arnold (56) top scored in South Wilts’ 160-9, Gavin Bailiff taking 4-23.