ADLINGTON’S skipper is hoping his side’s fortunes change for the better sooner rather than later.

Simon Trim’s men are bottom of the Bolton Cricket League’s Premiership on their first season in the top tier.

The captain is staying positive though despite his side not having won since an opening day eight-run triumph at home to fellow strugglers Bradshaw.

Since then it has been something of a lean time for the men from Huyton Road, with seven defeats and two washouts in the games that followed.

Last time out Adlington lost the reverse fixture against Bradshaw at the The Rigbys by seven wickets having posted 175-8 batting first.

A trip to sixth-placed Farnworth Social Circle is next up tomorrow with Trim believing his side are better than they’ve shown thus far.

“We know we are better than we’ve been playing recently,” said the batsman.

“We’re all well aware of that and we’re doing all we can to end this losing streak.

“Things aren’t going our way at the moment and hopefully that will change.

“We’re always working every week in training.

“Hopefully we’ll get back to winning ways because winning, like losing, becomes a habit.”

Having been promoted in 2018, Adlington find themselves six points adrift at the foot of the table having picked up 10 points from their opening 10 games.

Little Lever, who also came up last year, and Bradshaw are six points better off with two teams going down at the end of the season.

There’s still plenty to play for therefore and Trim says all at the club are staying positive despite having had a tough time on the field in recent weeks.

“In terms of moving up it’s been as we expected really, we knew the standard was going to improve,” he said.

“At the same time there have been some surprise results around the league, not involving us.

“That’s just the way the game is.

“The mood isn’t bad. Heads have gone down a couple of times but it’s about picking people back up and going again in the next game.

“There’s a good feeling around the club still.”

This season has been in stark contrast to last season where a fine campaign saw Trim’s men make the jump up to the top division.

But despite a disappointing summer so far, the captain is pleased that the club have been able to test themselves at the top level in the Bolton League.

“I’m glad we got promoted,” Trim said.

“It’s been a big step for some players but there’s no point in playing if you don’t want to get promoted.

“We’ve just not performed as well as we can do so far and want to change that.”