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Joseph Shines in great team performance

With availability much better than Saturday 7 changes were made for the trip to Warminster for the first game in the Wiltshire Wallop, with heavy cloud cover and rain in the air Mitchell invited our hosts to bat. That proved to be the right decision when Will Harries (3 -35) and Neilon Joseph (4-17) both took 2 early wickets leaving Warminster in trouble at 27-4 off of five overs. Mitchell (0-9), Springer (0-9) and Pownal (0-20) bowled tightly through the middle and when Tom Mundy (2-19) broke the 5th wicket partnership the shrews were right on top. Harries and Joseph returned and took wickets to put Warminster on the back foot, it was a final wicket partnership from Bateman (16*) and Adlam (8*) that took Warminster over the 100 mark and they finished 113-9. A modest total that the lads were confident of chasing.

Chris Brewer and Harrsion Clarke set about the chase and when Brewer took the first over of the game for 16 it showed the intent to get the game over in quick time. Brewers (22) intent was his downfall when he fell in the 3rd over. Sam Gillott (5) joined Clarke in the middle as they tried to continue the momentum. Gillott never really got going and his wicket brought Neilon Joseph to the middle. Neilon was in the mood and started an onslaught on the Warminster attack striking 3 fours and 4 massive sixes on his way to 49 off of 22 balls. In the meantime Clarke (36*) was going about his business quietly at the other end and him and Battisson (1*) saw us across the line with 6 overs to spare. A fantastic all round performance and a great way to kick off the wallop campaign.

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