POTTERNE captain Ashur Morrison says he was ‘always confident’ in his side’s ability to claim victory against Lansdown as the home side chased down more than 300 for their second WEPL Premier One win of the season, writes JONATHAN LEIGHFIELD.

Lansdown batted first and started confidently. Most of their top order made starts, but only wicketkeeper Brandon Allen stayed around beyond 50 as he was eventually bowled by Tahir Afridi for 92.

Opening bowler Dominic Hooper offered some late hitting too as he put on 76 – a knock that featured half a dozen fours and sixes – to help Lansdown post 302-8 as Afridi and Jake Goodwin picked up three wickets each.

Morrison admitted to feeling slightly nervous once his team found themselves 74-4 in reply, but excellent innings from both Neil Clark (94) and Sahan Wijerathne (94) helped lay the platform for a successful run chase.

Jack Bramwell’s 61 near the end helped Potterne cross the line with an over to spare on 304-6 and captain Morrison felt his team were largely faultless in the victory.

He said: “I was very impressed with the win and I thought we actually bowled really well.

“Our two opening bowlers restricted them to quite a slow start and I don’t think we did anything wrong with the ball, particularly.

“Batsmen are allowed to score runs. They’re allowed to play well, and Lansdown batted well.

“Their score of 302 is an average score at Potterne, due to the size of the boundary, so I was always confident that we had the ability to chase it down, but it was looking a little bit worrying at one stage.

“I was thoroughly impressed with Jack Bramwell, who scored 61. Hopefully, that will be a breakthrough innings for Jack.”