Clevedon CC manager Paul Unwin said his side are “hurting” after their defeat at Golden Hill but are looking forward to putting together a performance against Bridgwater Seconds in WEPL’s Prem 2 Bristol/Somerset this Saturday.

Clevedon fell to their first loss in four games by five runs at Golden Hill last Saturday.

But Unwin said they will aim to put their defeat behind them against Bridgwater at Dial Hill.

“We need to approach this as any game in the league,” he said. 

“The lads are hurting but also know that they need to play as well as they can to get a win. Every team in the league is capable of beating each other.

“I know that the lads are looking forward to putting a performance together that they know they are capable of. They were all disappointed and know that they have a chance this coming Saturday.”

Bridgwater have fallen to five successive defeats to sit bottom of the table, awaiting their first win of the season.

But Unwin said they can’t underestimate what a good side Bridgwater are.

“They play very good cricket and yet haven’t had the results they desire,” he added.

“They will certainly turn up to win and we will need to play well.

“In this standard you can not take any team for granted. We have to focus on our performance and ensure we do want we need to perform at the best of our ability.”

Having won the toss and elected to field, Golden Hill put on 79-5 from their 21.1 overs in a game which was halted three times, due to the rain, as Matt Carpenter (2-28-7) and Iraq Thomas (2-14-4) both took two wickets each to set Clevedon a target of 84 from 20 overs.

Nick Carpenter (16) and captain Cam Harding (29) led the way to put Clevedon in a commanding position but the visitors collapsed from 52-3 to 78 all out.

“It is absolutely disappointing but one in which all the team will hopefully learn from,” Unwin said.

“The most important thing is that they train well and move forward and not dwell on this for too long.

“Good cricketers always learn from a poor performance and this team is a good group of cricketers. The league is a competitive one and this is shown in the table with how close the points are.

“Sitting around made it difficult. However, take nothing away from Golden Hill, they bowled well but we also made poor decisions and poor shot selection. A good wake up call for the team and one in which they will all learn from.”