4th XI Win Despite Last Minute Change of Venue

After losing the toss, Soton Community put South Wilts in the field first. Welcome the 2 new lads, Harry Hitchens 1-8 and Adam Prescott 0-15 were thrown the new ball. The first 10 overs were wicket less, although with some tight bowling and fielding Soton community were restricted to 27-0.

On came Angus Steele, in which this was his South Wilts senior debut. Settling in quickly Angus finished on 2-16. Paul Wylie was the pick of the bowlers who finished on 3-21. Ben Higton 2-27 and James Brewer 1-24, With Soton community bowled all out for 118.

Sam Litchfield and another league debutant Isaac Ashman started off well before Litchfield departed in the 4th over, 23-1. In came Ben Higton, who along with Ashman soon ‘steadied the ship’ with a 44 runs partnership. Both Isaac and Ben got out in back to back overs bringing, Joe Weld and Matt Anderson-Emm, 74 -3. Both finishing the job off to get the first league win of the 2018 season. Joe Weld 34*, Matt Anderson-Emm 14*, with the 4s finishing 119-3 off 22.5 overs.

Rob Pittman