POTTERNE extended their winning run in Premier One to a sixth game with a six-wicket success at home to Bedminster on Saturday.

Basil Akram’s unbeaten century was the backbone of Potterne’s successful run chase as they remain hot on the heels of leaders Bath.

Bedminster had a centurion of their own as opener Saiprasad Sudarshan Kamuni scored a sublime 106 to set the tone for the visitors.

Kamuni’s chief support came from Jino Jojo (45) as Bedminster reached 277 before being bowled out.

Michael Ferreira was the pick of the Potterne bowlers, taking 3-36, while there were two wickets apiece for Tahir Afridi, Sahan Wijerathne and Jake Goodwin.

Openers Goodwin (44) and David Bromley started positive in reply for the hosts, passing 50 before the latter became the first man to fall.

That brought Akram to the crease and he shared another half-century stand with Goodwin as Potterne continued to eat into their target.

The best partnership of the day was between Akram and captain Neil Clark (41) as the duo hit 72 together before the skipper departed.

However, Akram continued on his way and was still unbeaten on 111 when Potterne reached a winning 281-4 with seven overs to spare.