POTTERNE skipper Neil Clark says they will be going all out to maintain their Premier One status this weekend after dispatching of already demoted Corsham at the weekend.

Clarke’s side remain precariously placed, just two points outside the bottom two, despite their eight-wicket success away to Ashur Morrison’s men.

With only 14 points separating themselves and third-placed Bedminster, Potterne could drag a number of other sides into the mix with a victory, or even rely solely on gaining enough losing bonus points.

However, despite Saturday’s opposition Bath having already been crowned league winners, Clark is not anticipating an easy ride, especially without the services of Tom Alsop and Thomas Cullen, who are at T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston with Hampshire and Glamorgan respectively.

“We’ve had a good rivalry in the past, I think we’ve beaten them twice and they have beaten us twice, so I’m not sure they’ll want to come down and get beaten by us,” he said.

“We are going to try and beat Bath but, if not, we’ve got to try and get as many points as possible.

“It could come down to who gets the most bonus points losing.

“Over the years, when it’s come to big games, it tends to bring out the best in us.

“I’ll look to bat first and if we can get 225 minimum, we’d be in a good position because we would have picked up five bonus points and we can try and take a few early wickets.

“We’ll play a little bit of attention to how the other games are getting on but I don’t want to focus on that and just want to win our own game.”

Potterne were able to restrict Corsham to 176 all out, Vibhor Yadav scoring an unbeaten 68, and were not troubled in reply, Cullen coming just one run short of his tonne, scoring 99 not out, as the visitors lost just two wickets.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better performance really,” added Clarke.

“I think we got 22 points and I think that’s as many as you’re going to get unless they get 225 and you chase it down for none down.

“I felt we could have bowled them out for a bit cheaper. They had a bit of luck early on and I think we had a few close LBW shouts and or little near misses on the stumps.

“We knew as soon as we got the wickets of Ashur (Morrison, Corsham captain) and their overseas player, we could run through the rest of them, as they don’t have much strength in depth.

“We were happy with that and confident chasing it down. We just wanted to lose as few wickets as we could, and to only lose two, that was perfect.

“We’ve given ourselves a good opportunity going into the last weekend, which is all you can ask for.”