Potterne CC are victorious at Wiltshire Wallop Finals Day!
The second annual Wiltshire Wallop finals day took place at Marshfield CC on Sunday 17th August. The competition had been played in group stages throughout the summer with the winners of each each group progressing to finals day!
The Wiltshire Wallop is a fun but competitive 20 over competition and is the only competition available to teams across all parts of Wiltshire to enter! The teams that qualified for finals day were Biddestone, Goatacre, Marshfield and Potterne.
Winners of Group A v Winners of Group C
Marshfield v Goatacre
Marshfield won toss and elected to field.
The young guns of Marshfield claimed a big scalp during the first semi-final. Goatacre scored at a steady rate throughout their innings with Ed Wilkins making 24 and Owen Alsop making an excellent 72 to post a total of 149 for 5. Will Pascall the pick of the bowlers claiming 3 for just 7 runs. In reply Marshfield were behind the rate for much of the innings but a steady knock of 38 from Pascall kept them in the hunt to the end. The last 5 overs needing 50 runs with the last 2 overs needing 26. Marshfield only needed one of those as Russell Lodge took 26 off the penultimate over to see the hosts home by 3 wickets. Lodge finishing on 47 not out.
Winners of Group B v Winners of Group D
Biddestone v Potterne
Biddestone won toss and elected to bat.
A mixed Biddestone side batted first but when danger man Niel Bredenkamp holed out in the deep in the second over, the innings fell a little flat. There was a spirited knock from Liam Boulton of 38 but their final total of 129 all out looked below par. Ben Mason the pick of the bowler taking 4 for 22. In reply Potterne never looked troubled and reached their target 4 down with 2 overs to spare. Captain Wijeratne making a half century.
Marshfield v Potterne
Potterne won toss and elected to field
Marshfield’s innings began slowly and never really got going until the 15th over when Jeremy Bond began to launch an all over attack on the bowlers, finishing on 92 not out which included 8 sixes! Marshfield finished on a fairly competitive 144-7. Ben Mason once again the pick of the bowlers claiming 2 wickets for just 17 runs. Potterne reached the target with a 9 balls to spare, for the loss of just 5 wickets. Sam Gaiger led the chase with 51 which included 3 sixes.
Wiltshire Cricket would like to place on record its thanks to the following:
- Ben White - for administering the competition and organising finals day
- Marshfield CC - for hosting finals day
- Alex Muse - for providing regular coverage and updates of the competition via Wiltshire Cricket's social media platform
- Chris Grubb - for providing the photos of finals day which are included in this report