POTTERNE began the new Premier One season with a win as a tight bowling display set up a two-wicket win away at Cheltenham.

Ashur Morrison’s side are the highest placed Wiltshire team for the 2019 season as the county’s sole representatives in the top tier of the WEPL.

Potterne won the toss and elected to bowl first at Cheltenham, with the home side restricted to a score of just 165-7 off their 50 overs.

A superb start with the ball from Oliver Jackson (3-16) suggested that Cheltenham would be restricted to an even lower total than that as they fell to 16-5 early on.

However, Josh Breed (80) steadied the ship and got the hosts up to a respectable score by the time they headed back to the pavilion for tea.

Potterne got off to a sluggish start in reply as opener Tom Cullen and captain Morrison both fell cheaply.

However, Jake Goodwin (61) provided the backbone of the innings and guided the visitors towards their target.

Goodwin was eventually the last Potterne wicket to fall – becoming the fourth of Sam Dicote’s victims on the day – and the away side were still some way short of the winning line on 132-8.

However, an unbroken stand between Ben Higton and Jackson saw the visitors home in the 38th over, finishing on 169-8.