POTTERNE were unable to sign off their championship-winning season in Premier One on a victorious note as they suffered a two-wicket defeat at Bedminster in Saturday’s season finale.

Neil Clark’s side had clinched the title seven days earlier after collecting enough points in defeat at home to Bath in the penultimate round of fixtures.

Although the Grove side ended the campaign with back-to-back losses, it does little to take the gloss off a superb season overall as they finished a hefty 31 points clear of the field at the top of the table.

Perhaps still feeling the after affects of the previous weekend’s title celebrations, Potterne were bowled out for just 103 after winning the toss and choosing to bat first.

Graham Wiseman top scored on 42 and Sahan Wijerathne was the only other batsman to score more than 20 as the visitors struggled throughout.

Jino Jojo led the Bedminster bowling attack with superb figures of 3-5 from four overs.

Although they had to defend a low total, Potterne made a decent fist of doing so as they claimed eight home wickets.

Tahir Afridi ensured the run chase was far from a straightforward one as he claimed 5-22 from six overs.

The visitors might have thought they were in with a chance of victory when the home side were on 83-7, but only one more wicket fell as the required 21 additional runs were scored for Bedminster to reach a winning 104-8.

Saiprasad Sudarshan Kamuni (33) was the only home batsman to pass 20 but Potterne’s cause was not helped by the concession of 23 extras.