A SUPERB unbeaten 218 by Corsham youngster Andy Davis helped Wiltshire to their first league win for over three years in a thrilling match against Bedfordshire.

The 17-year-old batted for over six hours and hit 32 boundaries as Wiltshire snatched an unlikely six wicket victory and finally brought their dismal league form to an end.

Having won the toss Bedfordshire decided to bat first and looked to have done more than enough to win when they declared on 385 for eight, but that was without taking the explosive hitting of Davis into account.

Davis, who plays for Box, said: " My previous best was the 96 I made against Gloucestershire last year and I have never even batted for half that time before.

"It was certainly a tiring experience but I just tried not to think about it. It was a great batting wicket and I rode my fair share of luck. Their bowling attack was fairly decent but it was just one of those days when everything went right for me. I couldn't believe that I was scoring so highly and when i came off after the game I think the most surprised person was my manager."

Davis is currently studying for his A-levels but admits he is still undecided about his future.

He said: "I would love to play cricket professionally but if I'm honest I don't think I'm good enough. So few people actually go on to play the game professionally that I am realistic enough to realise that it probably won't happen."

The Corsham-born youngster admits that he believed Bedfordshire's target of 385 would be to tough to reach and even when his side were 308-3 he still doubted that his side would win.

He said: "I shouldn't get all the credit as it was a team effort. Mark Adams hit a great half century and just when it was becoming tense James Hayward came in and hit a good 26 which took the game away from Bedfordshire."