POTTERNE captain Neil Clark wants his side to produce more complete performances after the Premier Division side made hard work of their successful run chase against Clevedon CC.

Having won the toss and elected to field, Potterne’s Jake Goodwin headed up the bowling attack with excellent figures of 4-46 as the visitors were restricted to 116-9 before recovering to 191 all out.

Number nine batsmen William Thirkell struck 57 from 38 balls as Clevedon looked to frustrate Clark’s side.

Several starts were made by home batsmen, including County Championship side Hampshire’s Aneurin Donald, but none passed 50.

Sahan Wijirathne perhaps would have if a few more runs were required, but the all-rounder finished on 48 not out as Potterne claimed their third win in five league games with three wickets to spare.

Responding to the underwhelming bowling performance against Lansdown, Clark was pleased to see a strong start with ball in hand, and tipped his hat to the efforts of Thirkell for frustrating his side.

Clark said: “We performed really well with the ball, bowled superbly and got them five or six down fairly early on.

“We had them around 120-9, but they put on 60 or 70 for the last wicket, which was a bit disappointing, but we managed to bowl them out for 191.

“The lad at number nine batted really well, so fair play to him for that.

“We made hard work of it, but in the end, we managed to chase it down.

“It was a good win against a side that were champions last year, so we’re really pleased.”

Potterne currently sit fourth in a congested WEPL Premier Division table with three wins and two losses from their opening quintet of fixtures.

Clark believes it is a good sign that his charges are winning while not putting in complete performances, but still remains concerned that the team are so far unable to bowl and bat well in the same game.

He said: “We’re doing one discipline well in every game and not combining both.

“We didn’t bowl well against Lansdown, but we batted well and chased down a big score, and this week, we bowled well, but didn’t bat well enough up front.

“A few guys got in and didn’t go on – it is encouraging that we’re not firing on all cylinders yet and we’ve won three out of five games, but it is disappointing that we can’t put both skills together.”