CHIPPENHAM captain Lee Ward says there is no chance of his side taking their eyes off the prize as they look to clinch the WEPL Wiltshire title on Saturday.

A slender two-wicket win for Chippenham at Royal Wootton Bassett last weekend sees Ward’s troops head into the season finale at the head of the standings, although their advantage is only two points after second-placed Marshfield’s 107-run win at bottom side Marlborough.

Marlborough, whose relegation has already been confirmed, now stand in the way of Chippenham and the league crown, and Ward insists none of his players are assuming the job is already done.

“The second half of the season has just been about concentrating on what we do, and it has put us in the position of being at the top going into the last game,” said Ward.

“We couldn’t look too far ahead. We just had to take it game by game and look after what we could do on the field.

“Going into the last game, we know it is in our hands, which is a really nice position to be in.

“What happens to Marshfield in their game with Corsham 2nd will have an impact, but we know if we get a good win, then we are in the position to win the league and be promoted.

“We have talked about not being complacent. Every side in the league has got some dangerous players and it just takes on week where they come off and you could be up against it.

“As much as Marlborough are bottom of the table, I am sure they will be playing for a bit of pride and would love a scalp in the league leaders on the last weekend of the season.”

Skipper Ward took four wickets to restrict Bassett to 132-9 off their 50 overs at the weekend, with Anis Ali top-scoring on 55.

Although Asanka Vithanage then took three wickets when Bassett got their hands on the ball, Chippenham edged to a winning 134-8 with more than seven overs to spare.

Sam Jukes’ century teed up Marshfield for their big win at bottom side Marlborough.

Opener Jukes scored 107 and shared a second-wicket partnership of 184 with Calum Burnstone (84) as the visitors posted declared on 260-4 after 44 overs.

Lachlan Bond (4-40) then ran through the Marlborough batting order as they were all out for 153 inside 42 overs despite a gritty 74 from Harrison Painter.

Corsham 2nd did the top two a favour by beating third-placed Warminster by 40 runs.

Will Wales top scored with 67 in Corsham’s 197 all out, with Warminster then dismissed for 157 in reply.

Excellent bowling from Tom Grant (4-25) and Dominic Shearn (3-14) set the platform for Devizes’ eight-wicket win at home to Purton.

The visitors were dismissed for 90 inside 36 overs and Matt Tilley (55 not out) then led a successful Devizes run chase, finishing on a winning 96-2 just one ball into the 13th over of their reply.

Calne fell to second bottom in the table after a 50-run loss at Swindon.

Marc Williamson (102), Connor Taylor (65) and Adam Tucker (53) helped Swindon post a hefty total of 304-7.

Opener Sean Adams (96) appeared to be guiding Calne towards that target after tea but three wickets from Connor O’Shea derailed the charge and they were still short on 254-8 at the conclusion of their 50 overs.