Wootton Bassett look to extend Wiltshire League lead
5:30am Friday 6th June 2014 in By Michael Reeves, Deputy sports editor
WOOTTON Bassett will look to stretch their lead at the summit of Wiltshire County Cricket League Division One tomorrow.
The current table-toppers entertain the side they jumped above last weekend, Hinton Charterhouse, looking to building on their five-wicket success over fellow high-flyers Malmesbury.
Bassett, who saw a superb unbeaten 58 from Jack Paish led them to victory last Saturday, hold a five point lead over Hinton, who slumped to a 131-run defeat at home to Box.
Malmesbury will be confident of keeping pace with the top two and bouncing back from their Bassett defeat when they head to basement side Collingbourne.
The reverse against the new league leaders was Malmesbury’s first loss of the campaign, while their hosts have lost all four of the matches they have played this term.
Swindon Civil Service will be looking for another stylish display tomorrow, but they will face a boyish Box outift.
Civil Service eased to a 126-run success over Swindon NALGO after skittling them out for just 45, however, the hosts come into the match on the back of dethroning the then league-leaders Hinton.
Swindon NALGO will want to put that chastising Civil Service defeat behind them when they host mid-table side Beanacre and Melksham.
NALGO are searching for their first win of the current campaign, while Beanacre will arrive on the back of a 34-run success at Bradford-on-Avon, who head to Urchfont.
Swindon United Churches will be looking to reclaim top spot in Division Two when they make the trip to third-placed Beckington.
Bear Flat took advantage of Churches’ week off to hit the summit, but now it is their turn to wait on the sidelines hoping that results elsewhere go their way.
Swindon A head to Wroughton Wranglers in a mid-table clash looking to bounce back from a 28-run defeat at home to Spye Park.
But the County Ground side face a side that managed to sneak home by four runs at Keevil last weekend.
Basement side Lacock travel to Spye Park searching for their first victory of the campaign, while Keevil and All Cannings go head-to-head hoping to break their win duck.