WILTSHIRE coach Tom Morton hopes a positive end to his side’s Unicorns Championship Western Division can inspire some of the county’s younger players to push on next season.

Morton’s troops sit one from bottom in the three-day format league, having lost two of their opening three games while drawing their latest encounter against Cornwall.

An evenly-matched contest at Pontarddulais against bottom club Wales awaits Wiltshire, who will be at full strength for their latest challenge.

Morton said: “We’ve played Wales three times already this year, so both sides should know what to expect.

“Both teams have quite young sides and are evenly matched – we’ve won two games againsst them and they’ve won one. I’m expecting another tight one.

“We have played really well in our last two matches, so we’re entering the game with plenty of confidence.

“A win would mean a lot right now, so we’re definitely looking to come away with a win.”

Wiltshire’s latest result against Cornwall saw them climb off the foot of the division following defeats to table topping Berkshire and mid-table Dorset.

It was the first time that Morton’s youthful Wiltshire side avoided defeat, and the head coach insisted his men must take the positives from the draw to improve chances of a winning conclusion to the season.

And with games against Herefordshire and Oxfordshire still to come before the season is out, Morton has every faith in his younger players to deliver the goods as Wiltshire eye a top half finish.

He said: “Cornwall was a great match for us, it could’ve gone either way really.

“We played a lot of good cricket throughout and Cornwall is never an easy place to play – which made our performance even more pleasing for me.

“At the same time we were disappointed not to get a win, but we move on.

“We’re hopeful of finishing the season on a positive note. Berkshire are running away with it again.

“The results haven’t gone as well as we’d hoped at the start of the year. But we’ve managed to blood a few more players.

“We’ve changed a focus with regards to our approach with our younger players, and they’re starting to turn their performances into form which the team needs to turn into wins.”

Wiltshire’s match against Wales at Pontarddulais starts on Sunday (11am).