Bath see off Swindon at North Parade

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

SWINDON found life tough going at Bath in Premier One 2nd XI as they suffered a four-wicket defeat.

Having been asked to bat by the North Parade hosts, the County Ground side were dismissed for just 129 in 35 overs.

Opener Christy Millar and number nine Harrison Painter were the pick of a disappointing batting display as they joint top-scored with 25.

Cameron Baden then did his best with the ball for Swindon as they looked to defend their total, he claimed 3-41, but Bath needed less than 29 overs to secure victory after their skipper Mike Smyth struck 41.

Goatacre 2nds put on an impressive batting display in their 99-run success over Knowle.

After deciding to bat first, Goatacre, who’s first team match at Minehead was rained off, piled on 302-9 from their 45 overs with openers Mark Hunt and Sam Parish (49) putting on 75 for the first wicket.

Captain Hunt continued to lead the charge for the hosts on his way to 72, while first team skipper Brad Dawson hit 59, while Matt Wilkins added 47 runs.

Kieran Seal and Dawson then lead the way with the ball as they claimed three Knowle wickets apiece after Tom Ponting had removed opener Tyler Anderson for a duck, before Jack Haines wrapped up the visitors tail with 2-8 from 3.3 overs.

Lechlade’s charge to the summit of Wiltshire Division was halted by Calne as they fell to a 91-run defeat.

After the visitors had struck 268-4 from their overs after being asked to bat first, Lechlade were then dismissed for 177.

Purton were left to rue a lower order implosion as they fell to a seven wicket loss against Nationwide House.

After looking good at 115-5, following 43 from opener Neil Little, the hosts were dismissed for 116 with none of the bottom five troubling the scorers.

Nationwide needed just 29 overs to secure their success with solid contributions from openers Matthew Hyde (39) and Darren Milne (34).

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