WESTBURY captain Alex Senneck hailed Richard Mills’ chanceless century as the Wellhead Lane side defeated Hatherley & Reddings by four wickets.

Having bowled the visitors out for 217, thanks to three wickets apiece for Andy Carroll and James Hudson, Westbury found themselves on the back foot in their reply.

After an opening partnership of 30 between Ben Whiting and former Wiltshire captain Mike Coles, Senneck’s side slumped to 43-4.

By the time the sides had reached drinks, Westbury were still in trouble 111-6 before Mills and Dan Gill steered the hosts home in the 48th over.

Mills’ unbeaten 110 came off 123 balls and included 15 fours and one six, while Gill was able to anchor the batting with a 59-ball 23.

The win over Hatherley has moved third-placed Westbury just six points behind new leaders Goatacre, who they face next weekend following their trip to Chippenham tomorrow.

“We just about did it,” Senneck said. “We had bowled so well – to bowl them out for 217 on a good batting wicket was brilliant.

“But we got off to a terrible start with the bat. We were 43-4 and then at drinks we were 111-6.

“We knew that we still had 25 overs left to score 106 runs and if we batted our full 50 then we should win the match.

“It was an outstanding innings from Richard, he didn’t give them a chance.”

Senneck is also pleased to see how far the club have come since arriving in 2014.

“When we were relegated (from the old Glos/Wilts Division) in 2015 we rebuilt the outlook of the club,” said the skipper.

“We have turned it around, brought in players who want to play for the club and are all from the town or live nearby.

“We don’t want the car park players who charge large sums of money, want this and that.

“It is tough, but you have got to stick to you principles and we have got to focus on what is a big second half of the season.”