WESTBURY'S Prem Two Glos/Wilts clash with Lechlade is likely to come under scrutiny from West of England Premier League (WEPL) officials after the west Wiltshire side failed to start their innings during Saturday's clash at the Manor Ground.

Visitors Westbury were deemed to have forfeited the match after failing to come out to bat following an apparent disagreement over a break to allow players and officials to watch England's FIFA World Cup quarter-final against Sweden.

Westbury declined to comment on the incident when contacted by the Wiltshire Times, but the matter is now understood to be in the hands of league officials.

Lechlade for their part issued a withering statement via their website bemoaning "immature behaviour'' which they said had contributed to the stand-off.

WEPL officials last week allowed clubs special dispensation to maintain normal playing arrangements on Saturday, with matches beginning at 12.30pm, or start at noon and have an extended tea break in which to watch the football, provided there was agreement with both sides and the umpires.

The Lechlade statement said: "With no clear agreement in place about extending the tea interval to watch the football an unseemly argument developed between the teams, resulting ultimately in Westbury packing their bags and going home.

"An excellent afternoon of cricket ruined by some immature behaviour and a lack of forward planning.

"Perhaps the league also needs to reconsider its stance, a more flexible approach to the timing of the fixture, including rearranging the matches to another day might have been more sensible.

"Another WEPL fixture saw a side being bowled out for 21, either a very weak side due to the football or more concentration on the start of the football rather than their batting.

"While wanting to maintain the integrity of the league perhaps there needs to be a realisation that the younger players have a rather different set of priorities.''

The Wiltshire Times has also contacted the West of England League regarding the incident.

Earlier, Lechlade had made 286-7 in their innings, Mark Jefferson scoring an unbeaten 130, Benny Ellis 61 and Brad Dial 44.

Elsewhere, Corsham got the better of their Wiltshire derby with Trowbridge as their middle order paved the way to a 100-run triumph.

Tom Abbott's unbeaten 87 was the mainstay of Corsham's 299-8, Simon Crampton hitting 50 as Harry Veal took 3-43 and there were two wickets each for Brad Angell and Scott Mitchell.

Tom Oakley's 72 got Trowbridge off to a promising start but four wickets each from Tom Smith (4-31) and Richard Foley (4-34) ended their innings after 46 overs.