SOUTH Wilts Under-13s started things off with a superb win at Westbury in the County Cup first round. South Wilts struck a healthy 150-4 off their 20 overs. Oscar Shepherd (31) and Oli Carr-Smith (30) both retired, Max Balshaw (22) and Nat Burke (23no) all contributed.

Westbury had little answer to the accurate bowling and fielding as they were bowled out for 51. Cameron Young (2-5), Max Dowling (2-12) and Josh Luedicke (2-8) all took two wickets to hasten a 99-run win.

The U11s were also won convincing winners. Sam Reeve (30) and Arthur Moore (29) got South Wilts off to a good start before Freddie Higton (51) and Matt Falconer (50) both hit half-centuries and retired, as South Wilts racked up an impressive 197-6 off their 20 overs.

Corsham finished their innings on 72-4 with Harry Brain hitting an unbeaten 33. Rory Sheriff, Bertie Dorman and Kit Blomfield picked up a wicket each as South Wilts ran out 125-run winners.

The U15s completed a clean sweep of victories after demolishing Burbage in their latest WYCL league match. Burbage opening bowlers Matt Milne and Herb Berridge bowled superbly as the hosts were kept down to two runs an over. Ed Nash (17) and George Milton (15) both fell in the same over and when Roly Glover departed one run later, South Wilts were 37-3 off 17 overs. Ed Wade and Ben Higton quickly rectified matters in a superb 142-run fourth wicket partnership.

Higton, after hitting his maiden senior 50 the day before, was circumspect at first as the hosts looked to rebuild, whilst Wade was quickly into his stride. When Higton joined in the boundary fun, South Wilts were well on the way to posting a challenging score. Wade took just 43 balls to reach his 50. Both boys fell in the last three overs (Wade 72, Higton 50) as South Wilts posted 196-6 off 40 overs.

However Burbage’s efforts with the bat did not match their bowling as they crumbled to 48 all out in just 20.5 overs. Jayden Atkinson, who had struck a lusty 15 not out off just five balls, picked up an early wicket along with fellow opener Josh Croom. Under-13 leg-spinner Will Langdown then demolished the visiting line-up with 4-10 to complete the 148-run win.