OLDSWINFORD skipper Jamie Perks has challenged his side to finish runners-up in Division One after their hammering of Worcester Nomads.

The 163 run win left Stourbridge with one hand on the title but also means Perks’ side are just 24 points behind second placed Nomads.

With games against lowly Redditch and Romsley in the coming weeks, the skipper believes more consistency could help them secure a top two finish.

He said: “We are in with a shout of getting second place and that has to be our aim.

“Who knows, if we can string four or five wins together we might even put a bit of pressure on Stourbridge, though I think Saturday’s results have virtually handed them the title.

“What we need is a bit more consistency, there are no easy games in this league but even so I would expect us to pick up results against Redditch and Romsley.

“We have thrown a few games away this year and maybe that’s something to do with inexperience at this level.

“But we came through our difficult patch and have bounced back well with the last two wins.”

Notable performances on Saturday came from 16-year-old Christie Kehoe who struck 96 after being promoted up the order, helping Oldswinford post a formidable total of 279-6.

Seamer Seb Soucup then took 7-38 as the visitors were bombed out for just 116.

Perks added: “We showed a bit of faith in Christie by promoting him up the order and he excelled.

“He was unlucky to be run out just four short of his century. He is only 16 but has bags of potential.

“Seb was once again excellent with the ball, which was of no real surprise.

“He is only 21 himself but has been doing this kind of thing for years.”

Oldswinford second XI maintained their lead at the top of Division Two with a 37 run win over Chaddesley Corbett.

Batting first, Oldswinford made 255-7 off 50 overs with Rob Walker hitting 68 not out. In reply, Chaddesley were bowled out for 218.

The thirds were left to settle for a winning draw at home to Belbroughton. John Osbourne (90) and Vijay Omera Patel (75) starred in Oldswinford’s total of 252-6 but Belbroughton stood firm to finish on 146-7.