BATSMAN Joe Breet believes Lechlade should look positively on their season in Premier One despite their top-flight tenure coming to an end on the final day of the season.

The villagers were relegated as a 240-run home defeat to Bristol plus wins for fellow strugglers Downend and Bridgwater condemned them to the drop on Saturday.

Lechlade won seven times this summer but, in a tight division, joined Corsham through the trapdoor. However Breet believes the experience will only have served the Manor Ground club well.

“I think it’s been a great opportunity for a small club to play in Premier One. We know what it takes to get there and hopefully we can do so again,’’ he said.

“A couple of messages have already gone out to players and hopefully we can strengthen the squad and rectify what didn’t go right for us.

“It just didn’t pan out for us and we’ll have a good look at what went wrong. Availability for both of our sides has been an issue this season but hopefully we can put things in place and recruit for our squads next season.’’

Finn Trenouth hit 59 off 34 balls to set Bristol on their way at the Manor Ground but it was the partnership of 172 between Louis Shaw (74) and Gloucestershire’s Keiran Norma-Barnett (110) that took the game out of Lechlade’s reach as Bristol posted 360-9.

Liam Smith took 3-55 and Lechlade got off to an impressive start with James Palmer (32) and Tom Young (42) posting 64 in 11 overs.

Tommy Probert’s arrival into the attack removed Young and Jack Taylor (17) and the rest of the batting capitulated to 120 inside 31 overs.

Swindon wrapped up third place in WEPL Wiltshire as they recorded a 94-run victory over Marlborough in their season-ending clash at Savernake Forest Ground.

Opener Chris Aubrey scored 84 and Jake Goodwin an unbeaten 83 as the visitors posted 277-7 from their 50 overs and Marlborough were dismissed for 184 in the 46th over.

Purton picked up 10 points without a ball being bowled against Great Bedwyn, who look destined for the drop after finishing bottom.

Nearly 600 runs were scored at Marshfield where the hosts got the better of Royal Wootton Bassett.

The visitors won the toss and put Marshfield in, only to see them pile up 303-4 in their 50 overs.

Skipper Will Pascall (22) and Jeremy Bond (72 from 69 balls) put on 70 for the first wicket before Bond shared a 74-run stand with Suffan Hassan (55) for the second and Todd Richardson added 41.

Opener Jared McDonald hit 93 for Bassett and Jack Twine 75 from 79 balls but they were stopped 22 runs short on 281-8.