SWINDON head into this weekend’s final fixture of the WEPL Wiltshire season reflecting on what might have been, according to opening batsman Marc Williamson.

A 50-run win over Calne last time out means Swindon will report for Saturday’s finale at home to local rivals Purton knowing they are guaranteed to finish in their current position of fourth in the table whatever the outcome may be.

Victory over Purton would mean Swindon finished the season with a seven-week unbeaten run – a stark contrast to their form at the start of the summer in which Alex Kill’s side won just one of their first five fixtures.

Williamson says that has left a feeling of frustration at the County Ground, with the team knowing they could have been in the thick of the title battle had they hit their straps sooner.

“It was been a season of two halves,” said Williamson, who helped set up Swindon’s win over Calne with a first-innings century.

“We started very poorly but have shown in the second of the year just how good we can be.

“It’s really quite bitter-sweet because you look at a team like Marshfield, who lost a few games early on as well but have managed to propel themselves into the title hunt, whereas we have stagnated and are going to finish fourth no matter what now.

“We have one game left and it is another local derby against Purton, which is always fun. They have got some really good players, so it should be a good game.”

With little riding on Saturday’s showdown with Aaron Lee’s Purton, Swindon may take the opportunity to blood some younger players into the first-team set-up.

However, that will not deter from their intentions to sign off the season with another strong result.

Williamson added: “I think we might give a few guys a go who haven’t necessarily had much of a chance yet. We will see how they fare in first-team cricket.

“But we will still treat it like a normal game and try to compete as hard as we can and get another win.”

Elsewhere, Darren Beasant’s Royal Wootton Bassett finish their season on the road knowing they are safe from relegation, and travel to a Warminster side still in with a chance of landing the WEPL Wiltshire title.

Finally, Lechlade bring the curtain down on a disappointing Premier Two Glos/Wilts campaign unable to lift themselves off the foot of the table no matter what happens in their final match away at Thornbury.