WILTSHIRE skipper Tom Morton is hopeful the county can conclude their Unicorns Championship campaign on a high after come up just short in their search for a first victory of the season this week.

Morton's men finished just 14 runs away from a maiden win of the campaign as they drew their latest three-day Western Division clash against Cornwall at St Austell.

Having yet to break their winning duck in the competition this summer, Wiltshire also managed just one win last season, but Morton says there are signs of improvement heading into the final phase of the campaign.

Wiltshire travel to face Wales at Pontarddulais CC starting on Sunday, August 5 before ending with two home matches, against Herefordshire at South Wilts from August 19 and Oxfordshire at Marlborough from September 2.

“It was disappointing not to come away with the win (against Cornwall) because we had certain opportunities to do so. We really could have got a firm grip on the game,” said Morton.

“There were some good individual performances which were pleasing so we are improving, which is great.

“We have a really young side this year and a lot of them are finding their way in Minor Counties cricket so it has taken a bit of time to get used to.

“We are really starting to see some good signs there now.

"The last game we played against Berkshire, who are the strongest side over the last few years, we came close with them.

With three games left, the Wiltshire man wants to see his side carry their confidence right up to the end of their season, starting with their trip across the border.

“Now we have three games left, two of them are at home and all three teams are beatable so hopefully we can finish on a high,” he added.

“We have played Wales three times already this season.

“We have beaten them twice and lose to them once so we will be confident going into the game.

“They are similar to us. They have a young side so it should be an even match.”