Marlborough's woes continue, courtesy of Nationwide

Written by Mark Cooper.

Marlborough's woes continued with a home defeat to Nationwide House in the match kindly sponsored by Colin Davies Design and Build which now sees the Savernake Forest side firmly in a relegation dogfight.

After losing the toss and being asked to field Marlborough's bowlers struggled to contain House's batsmen with Stuart Archer 74, Dave Cootes 44 and John Clarke 37 helping Nationwide to a healthy 234-9 off their 50 overs with Marlborough youngster Harrison Painter 4-45 the best of the bowlers for the home side.

In reply Marlborough's Tom Norris 41, Duncan Lorrain 39 and Magnus Painter 24 all battled hard to chase down the victory target but Nationwide's Andy Lewis took 5-32 with the ball to ensure victory for his side as Marlborough were bowled out for 177.