WARMINSTER captain Bradley Parry wants to see an improvement in discipline with the bat following their opening-weekend win against Hinton Charterhouse in WEPL Wiltshire.

After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Warminster set Charterhouse a miserly 144 to win, having been bowled out in the 44th over.

Only three of the visiting batsmen scored more than three runs, with extras adding 31 to their total as Mark Coxon-Tenty top-scored with a handy 53 off 88 balls.

But Charterhouse could only muster 97 in reply as they were bowled out in the 40th over – David Catlow top-scored with 21.

Warminster skipper Parry was pleased to see his team play the game in the right spirit, but was disappointed at the lack of discipline shown by some of his batsmen when out in the middle.

He said: “I thought we had enough at halfway, just because the pitch was quite bad and we know from last year we had quite a good bowling attack, so we always felt that if we bowled to our capabilities, we’d win the match.

“We need to learn to dig in, bat our 50 overs and give ourselves a chance.

“The longer we bat, the more runs we’re going to score.

“That’s what we’ll be aiming for this weekend – to bat our 50 overs and make sure our best batsmen stay out there for as long as they can.”

Warminster find themselves in second place after one game, thanks, in part, to the strength of their bowling attack.

Parry believes his wicket-taking options can dig the team out of most holes and highlighted their ability to bowl well in pairs.

He said: “We’ve got quite a good bowling attack and that’s something we’ve carried on from last year.

“Everyone contributed, if not taking wickets, then applying pressure through lack of runs conceded.

“Our partnership bowling was really good, we put pressure on, and then other guys took the wickets.”

Elsewhere, Calne bowled Potterne 2nd out for 106 before knocking off the required runs in just 16.4 overs to win by nine wickets.

Captain Sean Adams’ 53no, coupled with opening partner Sean Parker’s score of 40 helped Calne stroll to an easy win.

Marshfield crushed a youthful Purton side by 129 runs as captain James Williams missed out on a century by just four runs on opening weekend.

Having posted 262 all out from their 44.5 overs, Marshfield restricted Purton’s flow of runs before finally taking then 10th wicket with eight overs still available.

Swindon and Devizes played out a thrilling tie in their meeting.

The home side won the toss and elected to send Devizes in first – a decision that looked correct with 175-9 on the board after 50 overs.

But Swindon could not get over the line and ended the match all out on the same score.

Westbury batted first in their game against Royal Wootton Bassett and posted 237-9, but Bassett were unable to reach their target, falling 11 runs short as they were bowled out for 226.