ROYAL Wootton Bassett captain Sam Lawro is sure a turnaround in form is just around the corner as his side failed to arrest their winless start to the WEPL Wiltshire season last weekend.

Lawro’s side were beaten by seven wickets at home by Calne, their seventh successive loss this summer, to keep them at the foot of the table.

Skipper Lawro said: “We have definitely started to see signs that we are not far away.

“There has been a massive difference over the last couple of weeks. We have got that bite back about us and we have got people who want to be there.

“We are fighting and everyone is in it together. We’re going to come out stronger at the other end, that’s for sure.

“There are no ifs or buts now, our season has to change. I expect us to start pushing on in the next couple of weeks and start getting some wins.”

Rain had an effect on almost every match across the county, although both teams were able to complete their innings at Bassett.

Batting first, Bassett got to 86-3 at one stage, but only three batsmen reached double figures and the hosts collapsed to 114 all out as James Sutton (4-16) shone with the ball for Calne.

Bassett made a couple of early breakthroughs after tea, but the Calne run chase was relatively trouble-free overall as Sean Parker (52no) guided them to a winning 119-3 inside 23 overs.

Lawro said: “There are no excuses from us about the result and I don’t think we can blame the weather.

“Calne won the toss and put us in. We were in a good position at around 90-3 with 30 overs to go, but then we just collapsed and did not play intelligently enough considering the conditions.

“We threw it away in the last half of our innings, although we had a really good go at it in the second innings.

“All the lads were up for it in the field and we had Calne at about 40-3 at one stage. We gave it our all but just came up a bit short.”

Elsewhere, Marshfield continue to top the table after maintaining their 100 per cent record with a seven-wicket win at Warminster.

In a match reduced to 30 overs per side due to rain, skipper Bradley Parry hit 57 but Warminster were bowled out for 128.

Marshfield then reached a winning 132-3 in reply with more than eight overs to spare.

Devizes earned an eight-wicket success at home to Potterne 2nd as both Courtney Earl and Tom Grant claimed four wickets.

Potterne were skittled for just 64 and Devizes needed less than 10 overs to chase that down, finishing on 70-2.

Westbury & District won by 57 runs via DLS at Hinton Charterhouse.

The visitors hit 210, and chasing a revised target of 164 from 33 overs, Hinton were limited to 106-7.

Finally, Swindon’s home clash against Purton was washed out altogether.