DORSET suffered a double defeat on their return to action with two T20 losses at the hands of Wiltshire.

Playing at Bashley, Luke Webb’s side won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening encounter.

The skipper himself scored 24 from just 14 deliveries at the top of the order but the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals.

Bournemouth all-rounder Simon Woodruff top-scored with 35 as Dorset posted a modest 122 all out from their 20 overs. Former Dorset man Jake Lintott (3-11) starred with the ball for the visitors.

In reply, Wiltshire got over the line eight wickets down with just two balls remaining. Woodruff (3-26) and George Pardoe (3-20) were the pick of the Dorset attack.

The second of the double header saw the visitors post a commanding 160 for six from their allotted overs, with Neil Clark striking 44 from 27 balls to put Wiltshire in the box seat.

Tom Penycate (3-42) was in the wickets for Dorset, while Rob Pack (1-15) produced an economical spell.

But despite wicketkeeper-batsmen Harry Fisher (30) looking to keep his side in the chase, the hosts were again bowled out, this time for 110 as Wiltshire claimed commanding 50-run success.