GREG Wright thinks Himley's strength in depth will be key as they prepare for a tough double.

Himley continued their good start to the Birmingham and District Premier League Division One season by putting Leamington to the sword last Saturday.

Adam Finch and Elliot Hopkin took three wickets each as the visitors to Stourbridge Road were dismissed for 146.

Chris Boroughs (48) and Sri Lankan Nipun Karunanayake (46) starred with the bat as Wright's men reached their target in the 33rd over.

However, Himley now face Smethwick away this Saturday (noon start) before welcoming Bromsgrove a week later.

Wright admits it will be a tough double for his young side but thinks the options he has available this season could help them to success.

He said: "The pleasing thing is that we are notoriously slow starters but haven't done too badly this year.

"Saturday will be a tough ask going to Smethwick but we are building confidence at the moment and we will back ourselves to get a positive result.

"Everyone is contributing and we actually have good strength in depth, which isn't always the case in division one.

"There are some players that are maybe not batting as high up the order as they'd like and they will be bowlers not getting the amount of overs in they want, but they have to keep the players ahead of them on their toes and show what they can do when they do get the opportunity. It's a really big positive.

"It's nice to have the options we have at the moment and it has been an enjoyable start to the season. We'll no more about where we are after the next few games."

On the Leamington win, he added: "Bowling first gave us a chance to work on our plans that we didn't manage to do against Walmley the week before.

"We bowled brilliantly and fielded really well. We also took our opportunities to make it really tough for Leamington. We never let them off the hook all game and managed to keep the pressure on.

"We saw off the new ball reasonably well and got the job done.

"We must now make sure we keep our feet on the ground and just focus on the next few games. The next two will be a lot tougher."