Skipper Sam Lawro plans to take advantage of Royal Wootton Bassett’s first pressure-free weekend of the season and round the club’s below-par WEPL Wiltshire campaign off in style.

Bassett secured their status in the division last weekend when picking up eight points in their 37-run defeat to Potterne 2nd.

That result established a 30-point gap between Bassett and second-from-bottom Hinton Charterhouse, who they face in tomorrow’s season finale away from home.

Surviving the drop no doubt came as a relief to all at Bassett, particularly given the club’s woeful start that saw them lose all seven of their opening fixtures.

Now keen to turn to a fresh page, Lawro wants his men to record their seventh win of the campaign and round the year off in style against their struggling opposition.

“It’s the last game, and it will be the first game in three months where the pressure will be off,” said Lawro.

“We’ll go out into the field and enjoy it. Playing pressure-free cricket will allow us to go for the win and round the season off in style.”

With the club due to sit down and discuss plans for next season over the winter, tomorrow’s fixture could mark Lawro’s final match as Bassett captain.

Lawro himself is unsure if he would be suited to the full-time role as skipper, having taken over the role from Darren Beasant midway through the summer.

Lawro said: “We’ll sit down with everyone and discuss the plans for next year. I’m not sure who will run as captain next year.

“I’ve only done it for half-a-season, so we’ll see what happens on that front and continue to try and build into next year.

“Personally, I’ve been captain for three months – whether I want to do it next year is yet to be decided.”

Elsewhere in WEPL Wiltshire, champions Marshfield will be looking to bow out of the division in style and record their 17th win of the season when hosting Devizes at Broadleys.

The real battle this weekend, though, will be between Swindon and Westbury – as both teams jostle to secure the league’s runner-up spot.

Swindon currently lead Westbury by 14 points – meaning Marc Williamson’s men only need to collect a sufficient number of bonus points to secure second place.

For Westbury, a standout win is required.

In other fixtures, initial relegation candidates Potterne 2nd will be looking to maintain their solid form when hosting Warminster, while out-of-form Purton welcome Calne.