WESTBURY captain Alex Senneck was delighted with his side’s response to their last away defeat as they secured a four-wicket victory at Rockhampton.

Having beaten Thornbury at home a week prior, Senneck was not convinced his side had learnt from their defeat to Burbage & Easton Royal until they hit the road again.

And having restricted their hosts on Saturday to 221 from their 50 overs, with opener Matt Tyler unbeaten on 112, Westbury set about the chase.

However, three early wickets left the visitors somewhat floundering on 36-3 before the steady hands of Brannon Varley (52) and Richard Mills (77) guided Westbury to within touching distance, with James Hudson’s knock of 54 all but seeing them over the line.

Senneck, who secured the win with a six to earn an extra batting point, was delighted with his side’s reaction.

“I was very pleased from the perspective of having lost two weeks ago away. What I wanted to see from the team was a reaction to that, not when we played at home in familiar surroundings but when we played away from home in unfamiliar surroundings,” he said.

“We were asked to field first, which we anticipated, on a good looking deck and we attacked the game with a level of intensity in the field and with the ball that we have not shown until now.

“The guy who scored 100 had to bat for 50 overs for it and we chipped away.

“The most pleasing thing was, when we were 36-3 after some good bowling from them, (Brannon) Varley dug in and counter-attacked really well.

“They both passed 50 and then James Hudson picked up from where Brannon left off and picked up a 50 himself.

“It was a comfortable win against a good side away from home.”

With second-placed Goatacre beating leaders Cheltenham at the weekend, Westbury sit just three points adrift of the top two and despite a relatively straight-forward fixture with bottom side Hatherley & Reddings this coming weekend, Senneck knows they can’t take their eye off the ball.

“Spirits are high and there is a degree of confidence going into the second half of the season,” he added.

“These are the games that people can take lightly and it will be an opportunity for Hatherley to regroup, halfway through the season, so they will be thinking they know what we have got having seen us already.

“We need to be careful and it is these games you have to up your concentration levels for and your preparation.”