WILTSHIRE head coach Tom Morton revealed confidence is high throughout the team ahead of their MCCA Championship XI fixture against Devon this weekend.

Morton’s side travel down to Sandford Cricket Club as one of three undefeated teams in the Unicorns Championship Western Division and sit second behind a Berkshire team who have won both of their opening three-day matches.

Wiltshire have opened up their Championship season with a draw away at Cheshire before comprehensively defeating Cornwall by an innings and 74 runs last time out.

As a result, Morton says confidence levels are high throughout the camp ahead of this week’s difficult away assignment.

“We’re feeling like we’re playing pretty well at the moment,” said Morton.

“Devon are having a bit of an indifferent season, but going away to the west country counties is always difficult, so although we’re feeling confident and playing well, I’m sure it’s going to be a tough game.”

Through to the Unicorns Trophy semi-final and off to an encouraging start in the longer format, coach Morton says the squad are very much benefitting from the positive approach of captain Ed Young.

Akin to that of England’s World Cup winning sides, Wiltshire have been encouraged to play with freedom, and Morton believes it will continue to produce results for his team.

He said: “We’ll go down there with the same mindset that we’ve had throughout the last few games.

“Ed, the captain, is very keen on the lads playing positively and playing with an element of freedom, and everyone is enjoying that approach at the minute.

“If we keep going in the way we have been so far this season then I think we’ll put up a good fight.

“We played well against Cornwall last week when we won and we played well against Cheshire the time before that when it was rained off, so if we meet those levels once again, we’ll be in for a good game.”