NATHAN Round knows there is still plenty of time for drama as Old Hill’s promotion push goes to the wire.

The Haden Hill side head into the final round of fixtures still with faint hopes of gatecrashing the top two in the Birmingham League Division One.

Third placed Old Hill host fourth placed Kenilworth Wardens with both sides desperate to secure 24 points - meaning batting first is a must for whoever wins the toss.

Second placed Brockhampton are 18 points clear of Old Hill and host basement boys Evesham and while they are strong favourites to go up, Round knows better than most just how unpredictable results can be.

Last year it was his side who went into the final day with promotion seemingly in their grasp, only to lose at already relegated Stratford, while a Leamington side who were fifth at the start of the day took advantage of results elsewhere to pinch a promotion place.

Round said: “There’s no doubt we will take heart from what happened to us last year.

“Brockhampton are clear favourites but with that they have plenty of pressure on them. Until you’ve sealed it, there is always that little bit unexpectancy in the air and we are in the box seats if they slip up.

“We’re in our best form of the season and you never know.”

Old Hill’s hopes have not been helped by poor luck on occasions this year and on Saturday it was the weather which did them no favours.

Chasing 239 for victory at Attock, Old Hill were 210-4 and in sight of the finishing line when torrential rain forced the players off just before 7pm.

Round, who was unbeaten on 89 when the match was abandoned, said: “We were robbed massively by the weather. Another two overs and I think we would have reached their score, it was just sod’s law.

“You could see the weather coming over and it just came at the wrong time for us.”