ROYAL Wootton Bassett captain Sam Lawro says their crunch derby match against Swindon this weekend is ‘massive’ given the club’s impending relegation fears.

Despite being potentially one place above the relegation places, Bassett host Marc Williamson’s side as one of the two form teams in the division.

Swindon have won each of their last four while Bassett have only lost once in that time – and Lawro says victory is vital for his boys as they look to move away from danger below.

Up to three teams could drop into the Wiltshire Cricket League and Bassett sit tantalisingly close to the dotted line with seven fixtures remaining this term.

As a result, victories are now more important than ever and Lawro wants his side to take a giant leap towards safety with a win over their near neighbours.

“Swindon against Bassett is always a massive game, whatever competition we’re playing in, but it’s even bigger given the predicament we’re in,” said Lawro.

“We’re taking each game as it comes and not taking our foot off the throttle, but Swindon are obviously in good form, they have been all season, and they’ve got some good cricketers.

“All I worry about is Royal Wootton Bassett Cricket Club and winning, that’s it.

“We’re definitely back to where we want to be now, we’re a hard team to play against.”

A disastrous start to the season saw Bassett cross the halfway mark winless before victories over the three teams below them in the table – Purton, Hinton Charterhouse and Potterne 2nd – gave Lawro’s men real hope of survival.

The Bassett skipper revealed a simple change in outlook led to a turnaround in fortunes for his side.

Lawro said: “In the last few weeks, all we’ve worried about is ourselves.

“That’s been the reason behind our pickup in form I’d say.

“We’ve concentrated on ourselves, gone into each game knowing our game plan and what we want to do as a team.

“That won’t change for the rest of this season, we’ll keep doing what we’ve been doing and hopefully the results will keep coming as they have been doing over the last month.”