Swindon’s run in the national indoor cup competition rolled on with a five-wicket win against Amport CC to claim the Wiltshire champions title.

After losing the toss and being asked to bowl, Swindon quickly found a breakthrough with a run-out in the first over. A smart catch soon followed by Liam Tucker off the bowling of Alex Kill to leave Amport on 13-2 off the first over.

In the third over, Chris Aubrey snatched a tough caught and bowled chance before James Parkinson managed to find the edge an over later to leave Amport on 34-4 and in a tough position.

A solid partnership from the last two batsmen began to frustrate Swindon, and a few dropped chances opened the door for the prospect of a sizeable total.

However, when Kill took the next wicket with Amport on 68, a par score was always going to be difficult to set.

Jake Goodwin took the final wicket, setting Swindon 71 to win.

In reply, Goodwin and Kill got off to a watchful start, picking up singles and being helped by a swinging ball that was proving difficult to control.

As the pair grew into the innings, the run-rate increased, with a couple of boundaries from both batsman pushing the total onto 59 with still half the innings remaining.

Goodwin quickly retired, bringing Aubrey to the crease, who calmly carried on where his colleague had left off.

Swindon then lost their only wicket of Kill, who was caught behind, but Tucker came to the crease with only nine runs required and they were soon knocked off to secure a five-wicket win.

Swindon now play Tyword House next Sunday at Marlborough.