WILTSHIRE coach Tom Morton has no doubt his side are capable of making a swift return to winning ways as they get back to 50-over cricket this weekend.

The county began their 2018 campaign with two-wicket victory at home to Wales in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy on April 29, but suffered a pair of defeats to Dorset seven days later when they shifted focus to the new Unicorns Twenty20 competition.

After a fixtureless weekend, Wiltshire resume their season away at Devon on Sunday, and once again it is the longer one-day format that takes centre stage with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs down at Sidmouth.

Neil Clark was the only batsman to pass 50 for Wiltshire in their twin defeat to Dorset a fortnight ago, but Morton is confident his troops have enough quality to hit top form once more.

“The last time we played it was disappointing, but I am still fairly confident we can do well in all white ball games, it’s just that we didn’t play well against Dorset,” said Morton.

“We have shown we are certainly capable of much better things, and hopefully we can start to show that again over the upcoming games.

“We batted really well in the first game of the season against Wales, so we know we have it about within us to put a decent score on the board.

“We just didn’t do it for long enough against Dorset and it ended up costing us.”

Morton admits he would have liked to have made an immediate return to action last weekend after their Dorset disappointment, but sees no reason why there should be a lack of match sharpness when they make the trip to the south coast on Sunday.

Unlike Wiltshire, Devon have not had the luxury of a competitive 50-over match yet in 2018 as they were handed a bye straight through to the last 16 of the Unicorns Trophy, but Morton is predicting a tight encounter.

“It would have been nice to have had another game, especially after losing all of our pre-season games to the bad weather, but we’re in the same boat as everyone else as no one has played that much cricket yet,” said Morton.

“And all the lads will have had games for their clubs since we last played, so there shouldn’t be any rustiness or anything like that.

“We will go down there with a good squad but Devon are always a tough side to play, especially away from home, so we know we are in for a difficult game.”