A COMPREHENSIVE 123-run victory against Twyford guided Swindon to the last 16 of the National Indoor Cricket Championships.

The win means Swindon are now two games away from the annual Four Team Finals Day, hosted at Lords on March 25.

Truro will provide the opposition in the first regional semi-final on March 3.

Victory against the Cornish side will see Swindon face either Parley or Exeter University in the final - the winner of that contest will then travel to the capital for Finals Day.

After losing the toss, Swindon were asked to bat and made a quick start as openers Alex Kill and Liam Tucker hit 12 from the first over.

Twenty three runs followed from the next two overs before Kill and Tucker retired after a pair of sixes.

Using the platform established by the opening pair, Chris Aubrey chipped in with 25. There was little luck for player-manager Marc Williamson though as he was caught for a duck.

Dan Harris was the next to add 25 to Swindon’s tally before Kill returned to the crease, striking four sixes in a row.

Tucker’s big hitting towards the end of the innings saw Twyford set a stiff 191 to win.

Aubrey cashed in on unfavourable conditions for the visiting side to claim the first wicket in the third over before an inswinging yorker two balls later reduced Twyford to 31-2.

Some big hitting in overs four, five and six put Twyford back in the game, but a tight seventh from Parkinson ended with Twyford on 63-3.

Further wickets fell when Harris’ full toss resulted in a catch before Parkinson struck twice in the ninth over, earning Swindon a resounding victory.