SWINDON captain Alex Kill says the club’s victory over Royal Wootton Bassett should provide his troops with a shot in the arm for the rest of the campaign.

Going into the game, local rivals Bassett were top of the league standings after recording a faultless start to the WEPL Wiltshire season.

Swindon’s record, however, read just one win in five as they welcomed the pace-setters to the County Ground.

Kill won the toss and chose to bat on home turf as the hosts put together a total of 199 before being dismissed.

Opener Marc Williams and teammate Conor Taylor took the plaudits as they registered knocks of 43 and 80 respectively.

With the ball, Swindon were just as effective as they dispatched their rivals for 152 to record a 47-run win.

Adam Tucker weighed in with a trio of wickets, while Kill and Cameron Baden both added two each.

“We certainly needed to get back to winning ways after a disappointing result last weekend, and it’s always nice to win against a local team as well,” said Kill.

“The game was very competitive throughout, which is the kind of games that we all want to play in.

“We batted really well against the new ball and looked like we could potentially go on to make a huge score.

“Bassett fought back well, taking wickets in the middle overs, and managed to keep the total to 199.

“We always felt that was a total that you could win with at the County Ground as long as we kept it tight with the ball.

“The guys opening at the top always looked threatening and the introduction of spin in the middle overs saw wickets fall.

“Conor Taylor batted brilliantly and was ably supported by Marc Williamson.

“Both made batting look easy on a pitch that most players struggle on.

“They are both players that tend to score quickly and can take the game away from the opposition.

“We certainly needed the win. However, there were still things we felt we could have done better so we will be training hard this week to try and put those things right and go again next week even stronger.”

Elsewhere in WEPL Wiltshire, Purton suffered a disappointing day as they were thumped at home by Marshfield, who won by 147 runs.

Skipper Aaron Lee opted to field first and the visitors reached a total of 233.

With the bat, Purton were far from prolific as they were all out for 86.

In Premier Two Glos/Wilts, Lechlade’s poor form continued after they were beaten by six wickets at home to Biddestone.

The hosts chose to bat and posted a target of 155.

Biddestone’s Dwaine Perry scored an unbeaten 77 in reply as they finished on 157-4.