TROWBRIDGE captain Mike Reynolds believes his side are in the strongest position the club have been for a number of years.

The County Ground side head into the second half of the season in WEPL Wiltshire sitting top of the pile with a 34-point cushion having just beaten their nearest rivals, Warminster, by eight wickets.

While Reynolds is delighted with how his team is performing, he insists that he won’t be getting carried away.

“We always go into the season with high hopes,” Reynolds said. “We are in a fantastic position – probably the best we have been in for a few years.

“We haven’t lost since the opening day of the season and we are just going out there and enjoying our cricket – as a captain that is all you can ask.

“We are just going to keep playing the brand of cricket that we want to play, if that brings us the title, then it brings us the title. All I want is for myself and the other 10 lads out on the field to enjoy the cricket that we are playing.”

Having won the toss, the hosts invited Warminster to bat first and it was a decision that soon reaped rewards.

Reynolds (2-26) and fellow strike bowler Scott Mitchell (2-40) ripped into the top order leaving the visitors 13-4 on a sticky wicket that was offering plenty for the seamers.

Warminster recovered slightly as Tom Davie and Rory Cullinan shared a 60-run fifth wicket stand before the latter fell for 26 to George Reed (3-22).

Trowbridge again took wickets in clusters as 73-4 became 86-8 to leave the second placed side reeling.

Another mini-recovery was staged by Warminster as Dominic Webb and Tristian Lundqvist dug in to share a ninth wicket partnership of 34 before the visitors were finally bowled out for 130 in the 36th over.

Before tea was taken at the County Ground, Trowbridge openers Billy Cookson and Tom Weaver had steered them past the 50 mark on a wicket that was flattening out.

After the break, Cookson fell for 29 before Weaver was dismissed for 28, Wouter Ras picking up both scalps, before Matthew Hopkins (45 not out) and Sam Julyan (18 not out) saw Trowbridge home in the 31st over.

Reynolds added: “We haven’t played Warminster for a number of years on a Saturday, so it was very pleasing to get the win against a very strong team.”