SKIPPER Nathan Round says he is satisfied with Old Hill’s start to the season - but wants his side to be more consistent.

The promotion hopefuls are nicely poised in third spot after five games of the Birmingham League Division One season.

But that only tells half the story of a campaign which has already produced numerous thrills and spills, including Saturday’s two wicket win at Walmley in which Round hit a vital half century as his side edged to a target of 102.

He said: “I think we have become accustomed to the nail-biters at Old Hill over the last couple of years and this season is looking no different.

“We’ve played well in patches but haven’t really strung together a complete performance as yet.

“You’ve got to say that at the start of this season we would have taken what we’ve got so far.

“It’s just a case of adding a bit more consistency.”

Round has been delighted with the bowling performances of Zafran Ali, who snared four wickets against Walmley.

He said: “He has bowled ever so well, as have all of our bowlers to be fair.

“It’s been a bit more humid than normal for the time of year and I think that’s definitely suited them.

“In terms of batting I think we’ve done ok on some difficult pitches.

“There was one game, against Berkswell, when we got skittled out for 64 but had we added 25 or 30 more it could have been a close game.

“The bowlers were sending the ball around corners at times.”