SWINDON skipper Marc Williamson admits an early test of character awaits his side this weekend, as they go in search of their first WEPL Wiltshire win of the season when travelling to Warminster (12.30pm).

Swindon started their league campaign with a dramatic draw against Devizes at the County Ground last weekend, a result which has left Williamson’s team sixth in the table after one round of fixtures.

Warminster meanwhile started their campaign with a comfortable away victory at Hinton Charterhouse, and know victory over Swindon tomorrow is likely to confirm many players’ beliefs that Bradley Parry’s side have every reason to pitch for promotion.

Williamson also tipped Marshfield and Westbury as teams to keep a close eye on this season, but added Swindon will travel with confidence ahead of Saturday’s first ball.

He said: “Warminster away is traditionally one of the hardest fixtures in the league.

“They led the way for large parts of last season, and are definitely one of the stronger teams.

“But we back ourselves to go anywhere and win, so we’re definitely entering the game full of confidence.

“Warminster, Marshfield and Westbury are the three teams to always watch at the start of the year.

“Those are the three teams that we need to aim for a win against if we’re to challenge for promotion.”

A fast and bouncy wicket is likely to favour batsmen in tomorrow’s encounter, though rain in the county during the week might make reaching the boundary trickier than normal.

Nonetheless, Williamson insists preparation in the build-up for their visit to Warminster has gone well.

He added: “It’s normally fast and bouncy, a better surface for the batsmen.

“We’ve got a week of hard preparation to make sure we are in the best form possible.

“We’ve been able to fit a full pre-season in this year, which has been helpful.

“The wickets have been good too – we just need to make sure we are prepared.”