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Written by Sport4Salisbury Reporter   
Monday, 11 September 2017 09:22

SOUTH Wilts Cricket Club's under 15s completed a league and cup double despite rain forcing their final game to be abandoned.

The weather has been the scourge of the Wiltshire Youth Cricket League this summer with a large number of fixtures lost to near consistent rainfall over the last two months.

With the league title to be decided on the last day between the unbeaten Salisbury outfit and second placed rivals Corsham, every effort was made to play despite the weekend's downpours.

In persistent rain and wind, the accuracy of Josh Croom, 2-21, and Jayden Atkinson (six overs for just eight) caused problems for the visiting top order.

Callum Sandell, 55, battled hard, and, alongside Josh Stanley, 20, rescued his side. Chris Chaddock (1-10 off six) and Ben Higton kept the run-rate down.

Eddie Stagg returned to pick up two wickets and George Edwards also claimed one as Corsham slumped to 112-6.

However, with five overs left, the wind and rain stepped up a final gear and the 36th over became farcical for the fielding side as Corsham were forced off at 124-6.

No further play was possible meaning that South Wilts duly finished as league champions.

A club spokesman said: "It was a disappointing way to end a great season that saw them win all league games completed along with the County Cup."

The side's only defeat of the campaign came in the Regional Finals when the weather once again did cricket no favours.

Meanwhile, County Cup winners South Wilts' under 13s' hopes of also securing a double were dashed by the rain, meaning they had to settle for a third place finish.

An early season defeat to Swindon followed by a string of postponements and forfeitures meant that going into the last game with Winsley, a win for either side would be enough to grab the title.

However, the rain was once again the victor ensuring Swindon stayed on top of the pile.

The rain also prevented any play in the under 11s' final contest, meaning they finished second in the table.

South Wilts' under 11Bs - a mixture of nine and ten-year-olds - enjoyed a good season and gave a first experience of hard ball cricket to a number of boys. Their third place finish was a credit to the good cricket played.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 04:50

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