SWINDON captain Marc Williamson says his side must treat their crunch game against high-flying Calne the same as any other if they are to build on the positive start they have made to the WEPL Wiltshire campaign.

Williamson’s men – who currently sit second in the table after two wins from their opening three matches – travel to Beversbrook Sports Facility to take on a Calne side that are placed just one spot below them.

The Swindon skipper admitted that he did not expect to see Calne near the top of the table so early in the season and is aware of the challenges his team will face when taking on Sean Adams’ in form squad.

Discussing the tactics required to score on Calne’s home pitch, Williamson says giving yourself time as a batsman to get a feel for the conditions will help Swindon score as many runs as it takes to record three consecutive victories.

He said: “They (Calne) have started really well this year, and going to Beversbrook is never easy.

“They’ve got a few new players and it looks like they’re surprising a few people and doing really well.

“We’ll just go into it like any other game, train hard all week and hopefully get a good win.

“They moved into a new facility a few years ago and it’s taken some time to bed in, but it’s really improving year on year.

“So, as batsmen, it will be about giving ourselves a chance early and then look to score big at the end.

“You could see from last weekend, we had wickets in hand and then we were able to post that really big competitive score.”

Although Swindon remain unbeaten in their opening trio of fixtures, Williamson says there are still things his side will have to do better if they are to achieve top spot in the division.

During last weekend’s 131-run victory against Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon gave away 29 runs in extras – something the skipper wants to rectify as quickly as possible.

He said: “Last weekend, I don’t know the exact figure, but there were a few too many extras for my liking, so we need to work on that in training and our fielding can always be improved on.

“Bowling, traditionally, has always been our strength. We’ve got a great bowling line-up and some quality spinners in the middle.

“Adam Tucker – who I believe is the best bowler in the league – has been doing a great job for us and Connor O’Shea probably benefitted from bowling up the opposite end last week.”

Elsewhere, Royal Wootton Bassett host Devizes while Purton travel to in-form Warminster.