STUART Wedge says Himley CC are out to make the perfect start against Leamington Spa this Saturday.

Himley host Leamington at Stourbridge Road as they get another Birmingham Premier League campaign underway, Wedge’s second as captain.

He believes a strong start could be crucial.

Wedge said: “Leamington isn’t one of the fixtures which jumps out at you at the start of the season but every game is an opportunity to pick up points.

“I think we have an ideal opportunity to get off to a decent start.

“We will be going into every game in a positive frame of mind and making a good start will help us with that.”

Himley challenged for the title last season on route to finishing third and although Indian overseas star Wasim Jaffer is not returning, the club have added experience in the shape of former Old Hill trio Nathan Round, Ashfak Hussein and Dan Wood.

Wedge is refusing to make any bold predictions but says the club are heading into the new campaign in good spirits.

He added: “I think if you ask any side at the start of the season they would say they would like to win the league. But I think our focus, certainly early on, will be to take every game as it comes.

“You can never really tell how the season is going to pan out.”

n Netherton’s Worcester League Division Two season began last Saturday but was quickly halted by the weather.

Visitors Enville had reached 110-4 from 35 overs before the rain which forced the game to be abandoned. Opening bowler Jack Green took 2-20 as Enville were reduced to 25-3 at one stage.

Netherton visit Alvechurch and Hopwood this Saturday.