RICHARD Bradley says its all still to play for as Stourbridge CC continue to push for promotion.

Stour visit second-placed Oswestry on Saturday knowing a win will put them right in contention for a top-two finish in Birmingham League Division Three with five games to play.

But the skipper also knows a defeat would leave them with a lot work to do.

He said: “We are probably one big win away from putting ourselves in a great position.

“But likewise, we are a defeat away from having a lot of ground to make up. All we can do is keep taking one game at a time and keep giving our all.”

Bradley has mixed feelings after Stour came back from promotion rivals Tamworth, which he had labelled the toughest game of the season, with a losing draw.

The result was enough to keep the hosts behind third-placed Stourbridge in the standings but Bradley admitted frustration after limiting Tamworth to 207-9.

Stour’s reply was dominated by a sublime 106 not out from overseas star Audy Alexander but he struggled for partners and when Stour were reduced to 160-8, they were left with no choice but to cut their losses and play for the draw.

Bradley heaped praise on Alexander, who has scored more than 700 runs and taken almost 30 wickets in the league this season.

He said: “He is having an incredible year for us. He was very good last year but I always felt he would be better this year with the extra experience and it’s proved the case.”