SWINDON captain Marc Williamson has total belief in his side’s ability to record victory from any position as they head into an early-season crunch game against WEPL Wiltshire leaders Marshfield.

The Swindon skipper will lead his second-placed side into battle having won three of their four league matches, with the other an opening-day tie against Devizes.

Meanwhile, Marshfield have comfortably won all four of their opening matches and boast the highest amount of bowling points (26) in the division.

Swindon captain Williamson stated he would be keen to bat first if presented with the opportunity this weekend, but claims his team are all in good form and would relish a run chase if necessary.

He said: “It will be key to get runs on the board, try and put a good total together, and I always back our bowling to defend any score. As long as we can put a good, competitive total together, we should be in a pretty strong position.

“We don’t mind which method we use to try and win. We’ve chased down scores already this season and we’ve defended successfully too.

“Swindon tends to be a bat-first ground. It tends to be easier to bat on first thing in the morning, but we don’t really mind either way.

“It’s still early in the season, but it’s always a big game against Marshfield. They’re normally pretty strong, so it will be a good test to see where we are as a team.

“We’ve started the season well and everyone has stood up at one point in the season, so we’re going in confident.”

Swindon have collected 15 batting points so far this season – second only to their weekend’s opponents – thanks to the sparkling form of their top four.

Number four batsman Adam Tucker is averaging 46, while number three stroke-maker Alex Kill is averaging a classy 66.5, thanks, in main, to his 115 not out against Royal Wootton Bassett earlier this month.

Williamson can afford to be pleased with his side’s ability with the bat, but says they have worked hard to improve their fielding skills after a below-par showing during last weekend’s victory at Calne.

He said: “All of the top five or six have managed to post a score already this year. In particular, Alex Kill and Adam Tucker have been in great form, so I’m looking forward to seeing how they go again.

“There are always things we can improve on – our fielding wasn’t up to our usual high standards last weekend, so we’ve been working on that during the week and hopefully we’ll see the effects on Saturday.”