WILTSHIRE rounded off their Unicorns Championship Western Division season with a seven-wicket win at home to Shropshire.

The success for skipper Ed Young and his side was their third from six Championship games this summer and sees them finish in the top five in the table.

The match at Marlborough was all over inside two of three scheduled days as ball dominated bat.

However, Wiltshire coach Tom Morton did not feel conditions were overly difficult for the scores to be so low.

Morton said: "That's the third of our red-ball games this season to be completed inside two days.

"I am not sure why it is, but the matches have been done really quickly this summer.

"I would say both teams performed better with the ball than the bat. It wasn't a bad wicket at all, it was just a little tricky to bat on and needed a bit of application.

"To finish in the top five is a good effort, although I think we maybe could have done a little better.

"It was always going to be hard to challenge Berkshire for the title but we seemed to better in the more difficult games.

"Overall, we're pleased and there are good foundations in place."

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Shropshire mustered just 123 in their first innings as Joe King and Jacob Lintott picked up three wickets each for Wiltshire.

The hosts failed to build much of a lead when they got their first hit with the bat as they were bowled out for 168 – a cushion of 45 runs.

Skipper Young made an unbeaten 58 and Lintott added 48 as Ben Roberts and Sam Ellis earned four wickets each for the visitors.

Again, the bowlers were to the fore in the second half of the match as Shropshire’s next innings subsided cheaply again.

Lintott shone with the ball once more, taking 5-21 to help bowl the visitors out for 123 and leave Wiltshire needing to chase just 79 for victory.

Despite three of the hosts’ top four batsmen falling for single-figure scores or ducks, Wiltshire eased over the winning line as William Wade (32no) and captain Young (28no) guided them to 79-3 for a seven-wicket success.