RICHARD Bradley says Stourbridge CC will not be getting carried away despite a sparkling start to the season.

Stour have taken to the Birmingham League like a duck to water and lead Division Three after two wins in their opening two games.

They go in hunt of win number three at Coleshill on Saturday and while skipper Bradley is delighted with the start, he warns it is far too early to make predictions for the rest of the season.

He said: “We just don’t know what the general standard in the league is going to be like.

“I would like to think we will finish above the two sides we have beaten so far and we don’t expect to be in a relegation battle if we carry on playing the way we are.

“But it’s far too early to say one way or the other and everyone is keeping their feet on the ground.

“The lads have a great attitude and nobody will be getting too big for their boots.”

Stour recovered from a tough start to fight back and beat Streetly by 65 runs last Saturday and ensure Birmingham League cricket returned to Amblecote with a win.

After being put into bat, the hosts were struggling at 5-2 before a middle order rescue from Bradley (57), Josh Banks (49) and Audy Alexander (36) helped them recover to post a score of 170.

Opening bowlers Jitesh Patel and Matt Bradley then ripped through the Streetly top order to leave them 25-4 and despite some resistance from the middle order they were bowled out for 109 in the 37th over.

Alexander complimented his earlier batting performance with figures of 4-13.

Bradley added: “One of the encouraging things about the two wins is we have been made to work hard for them.

“At Aston Manor we were patient to bat out 67 overs and chase down the target.

“Last Saturday we struggled early on after losing the toss but we showed great character to fight back.

“We played some sensible cricket when it was needed and posted a competitive total.”