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Cup Frustration for Hayward’s young guns

SOUTH Wilts and Sunday afternoon ECB Royal London club championship cup cricket clearly don’t go hand-in-hand.  After reaching the group final without playing a single game – scheduled opponents Fawley and Lymington both conceding early round ties – South Wilts are still no further forward in the competition. This time it was the weather that […]

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4’s unbeaten run comes to an end

South Wilts 4ths’ unbeaten run in Hampshire Regional Division 2 West came to a narrow end when they lost at home by 10 runs to Christchurch. The visitors won the toss and opted to bat and got off a steady start. However, the introduction of spin from both ends changed the course of the game. […]

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Cowley and Pittman secured a comfortable win for 2’s

South Wilts 2nd string looked to get back to winning ways when they visited Paultons on Saturday. Having won the toss, south wilts looked to have a bowl on a wicket that looked like it could offer a bit to the bowlers after a wet week.  However, the Paultons openers took advantage of some loose […]

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1’s back on top of the pile

The four-time champions took full advantage of Havant’s demise at Lymington and leapfrogged into first place, albeit by a solitary point. “The table now has a good feel about it,” smiled skipper James Hayward after South Wilts had got themselves a ‘winning draw’ against visiting Alton at Bemerton. They posted a formidable 302-6 to enjoy a […]

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Winter stars for new Lions t20 side 

With the cricket club re branding its t20 side to ‘Salisbury Lions’, James Hayward side looked to get off to a strong start in the SPL t20 cup competition.  Lions won the toss and elected to bat. Hayward and Australian oversea Jake Winter opened the batting, and things got off to a flying start. Both […]

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2’s squander key opportunities in defeat to leaders

The 2nd XI allowed a number of good opportunities to slip from their grasp against Trojans, who had to dig deep to retain their their unbeaten Southern Premier League Division 2 start at Bremerton. They lost by 12 runs in the end, but the result – a fifth successive victory for the Stoneham club – owed much […]

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Magical turnaround from four-time champions South Wilts to boost title bid

The 1st XI performed an amazing Houdini-style escape act to pull-off an improbable 110-run victory over previously unbeaten ECB Southern Premier Division leaders Burridge at Botley Road. The four-times champions were reeling at 118-9 when last pair Rob Franklin and Luke Evans came together to add 85 for the tenth wicket and steer South Wilts to a […]

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County Cup and WYCL success for juniors

South Wilts Under 13s had a good week with wins in the County Cup and in the Wiltshire Youth League. The long trip to Goatacre on a Wednesday evening for the Quarter-Final of the County section of the ECB Natwest U13 Championship was rewarded with a commanding win. Ed Wade, Ben Higton and George Milton […]

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No Steep task for 3’s

It was an overcast Academy Ground that greeted the Steep players for the County division 3 north clash against a strong South Wilts 3rd side. With the damp and muggy conditions South Wilts Captain Jody Everett won the toss and Steep were immediately asked to have a bat. The home bowlers got into their stride […]

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