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Powerful intent: Kyle Swan, of Warwick, pulls to the mid-wicket boundary during his top knock of 35 from 22 balls against Willow Cuts on Sunday at Southampton Oval (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Warwick Workmen’s Club beat Somerset Bridge by 26 runs in a battle between two Western Counties teams at Southampton Oval on Sunday.

Warwick posted a challenging 148 for six in their 20 overs with Kyle Swan their high man with 35 from 22 balls.

The No 4 batsman added 50 with Jodi Maronie for the third wicket before he fell to a good catch on the mid-wicket boundary by Sean Perinchief. He hit six fours and a six.

Akeem Ible scored 29 at No 3 and Chare Smith 25 at the top of the innings before captain Stephan Dill added a valuable 33 from 16 balls late in the innings, hitting a four and three sixes before departing in the nineteenth over.

Torleair Caines and Donnie Charles took two wickets apiece for Bridge, opener Caines giving up just 11 runs in his four overs, while Charles took four for 40 late in the innings.

Bridge fell short of their target, replying with 122 in 17 overs as Cory Burgess led the way with 22 at No 7, hitting a four and two sixes. Jason Smith scored 18 and Sean Perinchief 16 not out, as Chare Smith and Kenny Darrell had good spells. Smith claimed two for 17 from three overs with the new ball and Darrell three for 18. Shonari Boyles-Simons took two for 33.

Elsewhere, Willow Cuts beat Devonshire Recreation Club by 17 runs in a rain-affected match at Somerset Cricket Club.

Cuts posted 139 for seven in their 20 overs, with opener Dwight Basden leading the way on 42 and Chakote Wainwright 20. Denar Johnson claimed two for 34 from four overs for Devonshire Rec.

Basden faced 32 balls and hit six fours, putting on 69 for the second wicket with wicketkeeper Shaquille Bean, who added 14 in the stand before departing on 77 for two in the tenth over. Kahzain Bulford finished with 19 not out for Cuts.

Rec managed 81 for six in 14.2 overs in reply before rain stopped play and left them comfortably short on run-rate. Drewonde Bascome, Alafia Henry and Denar Johnson each scored 16 to lead the Devonshire batting. Sergio Raynor led the Cuts bowling with three for 18.

Opener Chare Smith gets runs down the leg side during his knock of 25 for Warwick against Somerset Bridge on Sunday (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)