TROWBRIDGE’S WEPL Wiltshire title celebrations were put on ice over the weekend after they suffered just a second defeat of the season away at Swindon.

Mike Reynolds’ men arrived at the County Ground knowing a hefty points haul would likely all but seal them the crown with two games to spare, however, they collected just four in a four-wicket defeat.

The result did not prove too costly for Trowbridge, though, as second-placed Marshfield slipped up themselves when they hosted Devizes, meaning Reynolds’ side still hold a 42-point advantage at the summit ahead of this weekend’s clash between the top two in the penultimate round of fixtures.

After being asked to bat first at Swindon, Trowbridge were bowled out for just 131 before the home side chased that down with 14 overs to spare, finishing on 134-6.

It was an afternoon to forget for Warminster as well as they went down by eight wickets away at Purton.

Skipper Pete Hickerton (47) was the only visiting batsman to make a telling contribution as they were bowled out for just 109 as Alex Woolford took 5-38.

Although Alex Adlam claimed two early wickets in the Purton reply, Tom Whittaker’s unbeaten 52 saw his side over the winning line midway through the 21st over, finishing on 111-2.