WESTBURY captain Alex Senneck conceded that their hopes of winning the Prem Two Glos/Wilts division went out of the window at the weekend following their defeat to Cheltenham.

Sitting 16 points off the top heading into Saturday’s game with second-place Cheltenham, Westbury had an opportunity to keep the pressure on league-leading Goatacre.

However, having been impressed by his side’s display with the ball, restricting the visitors to 214, with Michael Coles taking care of the tail to claim his five-fer at the expense of just 37 runs, Senneck was less than impressed with his side’s batting prowess.

Ben Whiting (11) and Brannon Varley (eight) both departed early on and despite Richard Mills' unbeaten stand of 72, he was not supported by the rest of the side, with only Senneck and number 10 Andy Carroll scoring double figures.

“It was disappointing to lose it, especially after we restricted them to 214,” said the Westbury skipper. “It felt as though it was a really gettable score on a good wicket.

“We bowled really well to contain them and did well to take nine wickets on a very good batting surface but let ourselves down with the bat.

“At halfway, 214 on that wicket, it shouldn’t have been a problem. It should have been fairly routine to chase that down on such a good surface.

“It certainly wasn’t the wicket's fault, it was just our lack of application.

“Richard Mills batted well for his 72, as he has been doing all season, but no one backed him up in his efforts and there was no one there to support him, which is really disappointing.

“The rest of the side really let him down.

“We weren’t able to take it on like we should have done.”

Westbury now turn their attention to Saturday’s trip to second-from-bottom Biddestone but with them now 27 points off the summit, Senneck says his side can only play for pride and finish as high as possible.

“We’ve got four league games left,” he added.

“I think we are out of the running for the league now, it’s a matter of ensuring we get second or third place and making sure we enjoy the last four games.

“It’s Goatacre’s league to lose now. We don’t want to end up on a losing streak until the end of the season, we want to make sure we turn it around and enjoy the rest of the season.”