WESTBURY stand-in skipper Richard Oakley said his team stepped up to the plate in the absence of club captain Michael Coles as they picked up a timely away win in WEPL Wiltshire at a resurgent Royal Wootton Bassett.

Batting first, Westbury posted 245-7 from their 50 overs as Richard Mills (73), James Haggarty (52) and Alex Senneck (51no) all reached their half-centuries.

And with only Bassett opener Charanveer Chahal (74) providing any kind of resistance, Dan Gill (4-13) helped skittle out the rest of Sam Lawro’s team for 168 as Westbury cruised to a 77-run victory.

Pleased with his side’s attitude in the absence of ex-Swindon captain Coles, Oakley said: “Three batsmen passing 50 was a tremendous effort, and it was an all-round good team performance with a lot of guys stepping up.

“Mike Coles, who is normally captain and is one of our best batsmen, was missing so it was a great opportunity for guys to step up, which they did.

“Dan Gill got four wickets too, and it was just a perfect team performance really. Everyone chipped in with either bat, ball or in the field.

“It was the first time that we’d played at Bassett’s new ground, so we didn’t know how the pitch would play, but it was a nice ground to play at and we did well to win, especially away from home.”

Elsewhere, James Williams’ 87 helped Marshfield record a 114-run victory at home to Purton.

Recovering from 106-5, Marshfield went on to score 272-8 from their 50 overs, and despite a brilliant 95 from Elijah Samuel, Purton collapsed to 158 all out.

Hinton Charterhouse remain rooted to the bottom of the table following a 76-run defeat to Warminster.

Bradley Parry’s side toiled their way to 191 all out before a five-for from Alex Adlam (5-32) helped bowl Hinton out for 115.

Potterne 2nd recovered from 65-5 in their pursuit of 205 against Calne to win by five wickets. Captain Jack Hurley (46no) and Sam Gaiger (77no) performed the heroics for the hosts.

Swindon also won by five wickets as they comfortably chased down Devizes’ 127 all out. Captain, Marc Williamson (58no) did the brunt of the damage for the visitors.