SWINDON Cricket Club’s Under 13s and Under 15s both enjoyed recent success after winning their respective county T20 finals.

Swindon’s U15 beat their Heytesbury, Sutton Veny & Warminster counterparts by 19 runs at Warminster CC while the U13s followed that up with a triumph of their own - easing to a 63-run victory over Potterne on home turf.

Both sides will now advance into the regional stage of the national competition and are due to play the winners of the Gloucestershire tournament.

The U15s - led by captain Jacob Hobson - lost the toss in their county final and were sent in to bat by HSV&W.

Swindon began well and scored at a decent rate early on before their opposition dragged themselves back into the contest with a handful of wickets.

The visitors’ stand-out innings came from captain Hobson who fell agonisingly short of a half-century from 52 balls.

Once Hobson was caught off the bowling of Henry Williams for 49, Swindon slowed down before ending on 99-7 at the end of their innings.

In reply, HSV&W appeared to be cruising at 49-2 after 10 overs, only for some inspired bowling to bring Swindon back into the match.

The game remained on a knife edge before Divine Fernandes and Daniyal Rafiq came into close the game out by conceding just 19 between them in the final 24 deliveries.

Swindon U13 captain Rhys Baker held the standout bowling figures though with 3-13 from three overs.

In the U13 contest, the victory was far more straight forward for Baker’s boys despite a tacky County Ground wicket.

After finding themselves 8-2 inside the opening four overs, Swindon rebuilt brilliantly as Shubham Marathe (32 off 49) and Baker (33 off 33) retired with unbeaten scores.

Rakesh Venkat Savalapu nudged nine from nine, while William Jordan scored one from three, and Oliver Staff picked up three at a 100 per cent strike rate to help push the score on to 92-3 after 20 overs.

In response, Potterne were reduced to 3-4 as U13 skipper Baker took Potterne apart with four early wickets on his way to highly impressive figures of 4-2-3-4.

Jordan backed his captain up well with no wickets for five runs from his four overs, as did Daniyal Anwar (1-3), Archie Copeland (2-6), and Advik Tatwani (1-2) as Potterne were bowled out for 29 on the final ball of the 19th over.

The bowlers were also well supported in the field, particularly by wicketkeeper Finlay Hobson who reportedly looked a natural behind the stumps, taking three stumpings and a smart catch stood up to the stumps.