Max magic sinks Wilts

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SPIN­NER Max Shep­herd (Bour­ton Vale) took 4-21 as Glouces­ter­shire Un­der 17 Devel­op­ment cruised to a seven wicket win over Wilt­shire.

The left armer the last four wick­ets to fall as the vis­i­tors col­lapsed from 47-1 to 116 all out af­ter hav­ing elected to bat first.

Wilts had re­cov­ered well af­ter Adam Hares (1-17) (Bed­min­ster) re­moved opener Wil­liam Pritch­ett (1) with the score on 8.

But when Alex Wil­son (1-22) (Twyford House) got rid of the other open­ing bats­man Ed­ward Wade (29) it sparked a run of five wick­ets fall­ing for just 15 runs.

Three of those wick­ets fell with the score on 62 as Al­fie Lewis (1-17) (Stapleton), Oliver Wood (1-7) (Cirences­ter) and Sam Swing­wood (2-25) (Mon­mouth) did the dam­age.

Ben Hig­ton (29) played well to try and keep his side in the game but the in­tro­duc­tion of Shep­herd ended any hopes of post­ing a challengin­g to­tal.

Chas­ing 117 to win, Glos lost three wick­ets but the re­sult was never in dan­ger as Ewen Gegg (Fro­ces­ter) held the in­nings to­gether with un­beaten 50 from 59 balls (8 fours), sup­ported by 28 not out from Lewis.

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