RICHARD Bradley believes table-topping Stourbridge face their toughest test so far when they host Tamworth this Saturday.

The Amblecote side have won all four Birmingham League Division Three games and are looking to go one better than last year, when they won their opening four fixtures en route to clinching the Worcestershire League.

Tamworth were one of the pre-season favourites for promotion and skipper Bradley is anticipating a stern test.

He said: “Tamworth are one of the most talked about sides and I’m expecting a difficult game, tougher than we have had so far.

“But we are at home and are going to have a right good go at them.

“We expect to name an unchanged side again which is a very positive situation.

“The pleasing thing is everyone has made a significant contribution in at least one of the games we have played.”

The wickets were shared around the bowling unit in Lichfield as Stour restricted their opponents to 165-8 in 45 overs.

Matt Bradley and Jitesh Patel picked up two apiece, while David Jones and James Winders also struck.

Stour’s reply got off to an uncertain start before the middle order trio of Audy Alexander (35), Steve Game (35) and skipper Bradley (36) got the bulk of the runs.

There was still time for a late wobble before Greg Jones hit the winning runs with two wickets to spare.

Bradley added: “We should perhaps have won a bit more comfortably in the end.

“I was disappointed to get out when we had 25 still to get but Greg played well to get us over the line.

“It’s been a great start to the season for us.

“If you had offered me this start I would have bitten your hands off.

“We are not setting ourselves any goals at present and I think because of that we are playing with less pressure.”