BERE Regis captain Rich Cole admitted he thought his side was going to succeed in chasing Wimborne & Colehill’s total during a narrow 10-run defeat.

Bere managed to reach 220, falling just short of the 230 posted by Wimborne, who won the toss and elected to bat.

As a result Bere secured 10 points for their efforts despite defeat.

When asked if he thought they would win the match at one point, Cole said: “We did, I must admit when me and Rob were having a really good partnership it felt like we were going to push this around and set ourselves into a really great position to knock it off.”

The captain was keen to look at the positives however, emphasising the batting that his side showed.

Cole said: “What was really good was our ability to bat in partnerships and just to prove to ourselves that we can bat and score 220 and get the maximum batting points.

“It is a shame not to have got the win, but to walk away with 10 points is not a bad loss.”

When asked about his positive approach following such a tight loss, Cole said: “I just like to take the positives out of things, think about how we can take this forward into the next game.

“If someone said to me you would be needing a run a ball for the last 10 or seven an over for the last 10 I would have taken it.”