PURTON will be looking to keep their WEPL Wiltshire futures in their own hands when they travel to Calne this weekend, says skipper Aaron Lee.

The hosts are on a six-match losing streak having not won since their seven-wicket success over bottom-of-the-table Great Bedwyn back on June 3.

Meanwhile, Purton have won two of their last three outings to give them a 56-point cushion between themselves and second-from-bottom Calne.

While buoyed by a five-wicket success over Swindon last weekend, Lee knows that his side’s batting must keep on improving if they are to continue their resurgence.

“It’s a game we have got to really target because they are around where we are,” he said.

“We are not in the position we want to be in. We feel we’re better than where we are and so we have got to make sure we win and we win well.

“It won’t be easy. They had a tough result last weekend, so they will be looking to bounce back.

“The thing for us is our batting. Although we chased down 127 last weekend, we were still 110-5, which isn’t a great position to be in.

“Having said that, Tom Bowler batted really well and was well supported throughout.

“We’ve just got to find a way for people, once they’re in, to stay in and convert their scores and we won’t be too far off in most games.”

Should Purton secure victory, they will be able to start looking up the league, rather than over their shoulders.

However, with no guarantee of the number of teams to drop out of the league come the end of the season, Lee wants his side to do everything in their power to keep their status.

“Some of the guys in the team aren’t performing as well as they know they can. They have just got to work out how they are going to do it themselves,” he added.

“We said we want to be in control of our fate, which means winning the game against teams around us and sneaking results elsewhere.

“If we do that, we don’t need to worry and regroup over the winter and work out what we need to do.”

Meanwhile, Swindon have a tough task to respond to back-to-back defeats when they host second-placed Warminster, with Royal Wootton Bassett also at home against Devizes.