A 14-RUN victory in the second of a Wiltshire double header sent Dorset through to the Unicorns T20 finals at Wormsley on August 25.

Dorset had lost the first rain reduced 13 over match of the day by five runs, but responded in the second game, with a 27 from Sam Young and a 25 from Max Waller saw a total of 127 that Wiltshire could not beat.

The day initially started brightly for Dorset, and they elected to field, with deliveries from Bradley Currie and Tom Morton leaving Wiltshire 17-3 early on.

Yet the Wiltshire middle order stiffened, with another 17 runs on the board before Ed Young (6) was stumped by Lewis McManus.

The key partnership between Neil Clark (32) and Bradley Dawson (19no) took Wiltshire from 40 to 86, and finished on 88-6.

In reply, Dorset started brightly, with McManus (16) the first to fall with 31 runs on the board.

A three-wicket spell while conceding just three runs ruined Dorset’s momentum, as they eventually fell agonisingly short by five runs.

Yet Dorset would make no mistake in the second game, which was back to 20 overs, but this time Dorset began with the bat.

Again, McManus (22) was the first to fall, but consistent runs from throughout the order ensured a decent total.

Young notched 27, while Felix Organ (15) and Alex Eckland (14) nudged the score on further, Waller’s late 25 helped Dorset set a good total of 127.

In reply, Wiltshire faced a consistent attack from Dorset’s bowlers, with Waller, Currie and Josh McCoy all taking two wickets, as Wiltshire effectively wilted for 113.