Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us
Swindon slump to 32-run defeat
SWINDON skipper Paul Paginton was left cursing his side’s inability to remove the Painswick middle order as they fell to a 32-run defeat in the Glos/Wilts Division.
Paginton won the toss and decided to bowl at Broadham Fields, but despite dismissing the home side’s top three cheaply, Alex Antoine arrived at the crease and bludgeoned 68 to get Painswick moving.
George Ayland and Ali Bressington scored 28 and 46 respectively, as the home side raced to 225-9 from their 50 overs to set a challenging total.
Paginton and his fellow opener Marc Williamson went about the task quickly with an opening stand of 110, but after they were dismissed the wheels fell of and Paginton was left to rue what might have been.
“It was a game we should have won really, because we should not have allowed them to make it to 225,” he said.
“Their batsmen at four, five and six got some good runs between them and moved them forward well, but even still we allowed them to score too many runs and that was our downfall.
“Even after they had posted 225 I think we maybe should have chased it down, especially after we started off with a partnership of 110.
“With 20 overs to go I think we would have backed ourselves to get the runs we needed, but we panicked.
“We started looking for some big shots and we lost some quick wickets at bad times, and it just slipped away from us.”
Paginton was pleased with his innings of 66, but insisted he and everyone at the club have plenty to work on if they are to get back to winning ways.
“I am batting well at the moment, and obviously I am pleased to have got a decent score, but it all means nothing when you don’t win,” he said.
“We will have a sit down at training and talk about why this happened and what went wrong, because in the last two games we have scored around 200 each time and lost both.
“We are not playing too badly at the moment, we just need to make sure we can pick up the victories we think we deserve.”
Lechlade extended their unbeaten run to three games on Saturday when they outclassed Wiltshire League rivals Burbage & Royal Easton at the Manor Ground.
The visitors won the toss and put Lechlade into bat on a very damp and tricky batting wicket, and the opening pair of Alastair Killham and Adrian Stenner put on 31 off the first 16 balls before Arran Dickinson smashed his third 50 in four games.
A mini collapse saw them slip to 133-6, but coach Luke Sellers added 65 as Lechlade moved to 306-8 at the close.
The Burbage reply started badly as Sourish Mukherjee fell to Paul Gooding off the first ball, and all six Lechlade bowlers took a wicket as the home side slumped to 180 all out off only 43 overs.
Comments are closed on this article.