CALNE captain Sean Adams lamented his side’s lack of discipline in the field as they lost by 68 runs to a Mike Coles inspired Westbury & District in WEPL Wiltshire.

Having lost the toss and been sent out to field first up, Calne began well and reduced Westbury to 5-2 early on before moving on to 79-5.

But Adams’ team dropped Coles in the fledgling stages of his innings, and the visitors’ captain went on to blast his way to a 135 not out as Westbury set Calne an even 250 runs to win.

And despite a number of starts from the home batsmen, only Sean Parker pushed past 50 and remained 77 not out once his team-mates had all lost their wickets.

Captain Adams was content with his side’s batting side, but disappointed with the number of extras his bowlers gave away and catches he saw go down.

He said: “We dropped Mike Coles a few times – we dropped him on 20 – and that was a crucial drop for us.

“If we’d have taken our chances, then we would have beaten them, I’m sure.

“Our batting is fine, but I think it was just that one chance that we didn’t take that ended up costing us because he went on and scored a big one.

“We’re going to be looking at our bowling options this weekend to try and make sure that high number of extras doesn’t happen again.

“We’ll be looking at making some changes in terms of our technique, rather than in personnel.”

Calne will look to respond this weekend as they travel to Hinton Charterhouse – a team that are yet to taste victory in either of their opening two fixtures.

Adams is keen to bring key players back into the fold as his side aim to push on from their inconsistent start to the season.

He said: “We’re short of four key players at the moment and the team is still doing well, so when all of those guys are back in the next few weeks, we will be back to full strength and we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.

“We’re missing two all-rounders and a very quick bowler to return, so I’m looking forward to them coming back.

“We’ll be looking to bounce back this weekend and be aggressive from ball one.

“The message will be stay focused and be positive. If we do that, I’m confident we’ll do well.”

Elsewhere in WEPL Wiltshire, Devizes won by 78 runs as they bowled Hinton Charterhouse out for 65, while Marshfield chased down Potterne 2nds’ 66 all out in 7.2 overs to win by nine wickets.

Purton bowled Royal Wootton Bassett out for 83 and took just 17 overs to move past them as they also won by nine wickets.

Warminster were unable to reach Swindon’s initial 195 as they were all out 28 runs short of the visiting side’s target.