SOUTH Wilts expect to be boosted by the return of Hampshire’s Australian all-rounder Ian Holland, left-hander Tom Cowley and spin all-rounder Jack Mynott for Saturday’s testing ECB British Gas Southern Premier League visit to New Milton, 11am.

It will be Holland’s only second competitive outing for South Wilts – the Victorian having been on Hampshire duty in recent weeks.

Cowley, in good form this season, has also been tied up at the Ageas Bowl, where he works on the ground staff, while Mynott is often tied up at Christ’s Hospital, where he is a cricket and tennis coach.

South Wilts, without Joe Cranch, certainly need their top order batting bolstered.

Last week they were bundled out for 100 and resoundingly thumped by seven wickets by Burridge in front of their own bemused followers.

Skipper James Hibberd didn’t blame South Wilts’ batsmen for the collapse.

He explained: “Burridge won a crucial toss and to be fair bowled well on a very lively Wilton Road track.

“I am not sure I have ever seen a ball move around that much: I didn’t lay a bat on my first 20 balls!

“It’s not ideal losing but at least (against Burridge) our batters were got out. In previous weeks we have been getting ourselves out.”

South Wilts, who have struggled for runs all season, were in total disarray at lunch after a 18-over new-ball spell by Nick McMurray (3-30) and a brace by Dan Stancliffe left them reeling at 52-6.

Hibberd (33 not out) was once again left high and dry as he managed to steer South Wilts into treble figures at 100 all out.

Burridge lost three wickets polishing off the runs, but Will Steward’s 42 not out, aided by Joe Collings-Wells (29) eased them home.

South Wilts are currently fifth overall in the Southern Premier Division and will play New Milton next week who are two places below South Wilts having a played a game more.