Report submitted by Harilal Jivan Patel

UNLIKE last week's match against Astwood Bank, Stourbridge produced a terrific all round performance against Streetly but ended up with the just the two points each for batting and bowling in a four wicket defeat.

Asked to bat first Stour batsmen made the best of a prodigious swinging ball from Sagar Mangalorkar in particular.

Opener Richard Bradley (19) was his first victim caught behind that was with the total on 33 in the 10th over.

Mangalorkar who has already bagged 29 wickets this season, benefited from two LBW decisions fortunate to go his way.

Number three Jujhar Johal looking to push the score on was judged out for 18. To add to Stour's woes the other opener Harshad Patel dawdling on the crease was run out unlucky not to get the benefit of the doubt.

Stour prospered by well-earned 61 runs made by Zain Ul Hassan and Matt Bradley. With Stour total on 116 for 3 in the 36th over Bradley was given out LBW to his amazement having clearly hit the ball. Mangalorkar had Ul Hassan caught for 31 and the key wicket of Jade Rickter caught in the gully for 1 with 11 overs still remaining.

A 10th wicket partnership of 21 between Ben Fitzmaurice and Dominic 0'Reilly gave the home side some hope. Mangalorkar finished with figures of 17 overs, five wickets for 47 runs.

Stour made an early beak through Jitesh Jivan – Patel getting Sean Dunne smartley caught behind for 1 in the third over. Richter had the other opener caught in the gully for 11 on the in the 10th over. At the half way stage the two teams were neck and neck on 88‎.

Stour chipped away taking four wickets for 139 in the 36th over. Skipper Craig Moore was caught off Nabeel Ali for 43 in the 34th over score on 121.

Stour failed to remove Imran Qadir the son of Abdul Qadir famous ex Pakistani spinner. He smashed 73 off 88 balls that included six fours and three sixes. He and skipper Moore had put on 105 for the 3rd wicket off 24 overs.

Qadir was finally caught off spinner Dominic 0'Reilly with the score on 145 for 5 with 16 overs remaining.

Another controversy led to the two skippers Josh Banks and Moore arguing on field over the score. One of the official had omitted to signal a six and so not included in the total. Scorers should only record signalled runs by umpires. Embarrassing dispute was settled between the captains with the six added.

Mangalorka stayed with the lower order not out on 10 to see his side home.

Stour will need to reverse the losing trend when they take on Nuneaton at home on Saturday (noon start) to avoid further slide down the division.