WILTSHIRE captain Ed Young put in a fine performance for Potterne as they claimed a 77-run success over Frocester.

The Grove men headed to Gloucestershire looking to maintain their good start to their second season in Premier One.

After winning the toss at Pounds Close, Neil Clark had no hesitation in batting first on blistering hot day.

However, the hosts quickly made inroads into the Potterne batting as Tom Alsop, Joshua Da Souza and Tom Cullen all edged Sri Lanka A left-arm seamer Vimukthi Perera behind to Louis Gregg with only 25 on the board.

With the third-placed visitors in trouble, Young and Sahan Wijerathne repaired the damage with a fourth-wicket stand of 121 before the latter was bowled by Richard Cave for a patient 43.

Young continued his assault on the Frocester change bowlers and with Basil Akram, they shared a 39-run partnership to move Potterne on to 185-5 as Dave Whincup claimed the first of his four wickets.

The visitors then saw skipper Clark (two) and Yuvraj Odedra (one) fall to leave Potterne 189-7.

The Grove side went on to close on 207-9 with Young eventually trapped leg before five short of his century.

Potterne, just like Frocester had done earlier in the day, took early wickets with Dylan Higgins striking to remove Ross Martin in the opening over of the innings.

From 0-1, Frocester slipped to 26-4, but Potterne did not let their hosts off the hook as they continued to take wickets at regular intervals as they were bowled out for 130 in the 37th over.

Young was the pick of the Potterne bowlers as he claimed 3-32, while Higgins returned figures of 3-36 from eight overs. Jake Roberts and Wijerathne picked up two wickets apiece.

Corsham’s disappointing season continued as they fell to a one-wicket loss at home to Bristol.

After winning the toss and batting first, Corsham reached 220-8 from their 50 overs with Sam Collier hitting an unbeaten 60, while bowlers Will Wales and James Arney chipped in with 32 and 29 respectively.

Bristol got their reply off to a good start with opener James Bracey hitting 92 and number four batsman Matt Brewer scoring 57.

However, Bristol’s lower order fell away quickly and required a boundary from number 11 Neil Pollard (4 not out) to see the visitors home with 14 balls and one wicket to spare.