DAISY Hill sit bottom of the Association Division after a winless three games but skipper Steve Chilton believes fortunes will turn around – once the top-order rediscover their form.

Last weekend’s loss to Blackrod, albeit via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, saw the top five batsmen all out cheaply in the Daisy reply – only opener and professional Asif Fazal (15) reaching double figures as the St James Street outfit were all out for 103.

But far from being too despondent, Chilton maintains his said have the ability to get runs as they proved last Friday when they won their T20 opener at Golborne.

In that triumph, Fazal hit 37, while winter arrivals Ammar Baig scored 32 not out and opener Muhammad Mobeen, who joined from Rawtenstall, hit 60.

And it is that sort of form Chilton hopes will be reproduced in the league, starting with tomorrow’s home clash with Heaton.

The skipper told The Bolton News: “It’s frustrating because we played well batting and bowling in the T20 win last week and it was comfortable victory when you consider we reached our target with three balls to spare.

“But for some strange reason in the league so far we can’t bat at all.

“Last week against Blackrod was a prime example.

“We restricted them to just over 200 which is good from 48 overs but then in reply four of our top five batsmen were out cheaply.

“It is frustrating because we know all five have proven records.

“Our pro Asif Fazal hit almost 1,000 runs last year while Ali Hasham has come from the Lancashire League [Rishton], so he has pedigree.

“My brother, Michael, and Ammar Baig are always in the runs as well so we know they are all capable – it just hasn’t happened yet.

“And when it does and we start getting competitive totals, I am sure the wins will come because our bowling attack is good.”

Before the league meeting with Heaton, Daisy have their second T20 tie – at home to Walkden.

But Chilton admits the league form is what needs turning around.

He added: “We face a Heaton side with a few former players and need to get a result.

“Obviously the weather may play a part but we know we have the batting to back up our bowling – we just have to start showing it.”