SKIPPER Richard Milner contributed another big innings as Stourbridge Social claimed a 140-run win at Birlingham.

Fresh from his century at Himbleton last week, Milner hit 86 as his side recorded another big win to strengthen their position ahead of a big Bank Holiday weekend in Worcestershire League Division Three.

Social found themselves having to bat after losing the toss on a damp pitch and the skipper and opening partner Oliver Stevens found the going tough early on.

Stevens was eventually dismissed for a patient 29 but this didn’t faze Milner, who continued to accelerate with an array of fours and sixes with Michael McDonagh (20).

After the skipper was eventually dismissed in the 29th over, some quick wickets looked set to ruin Social’s early work.

But some grit from Paul Griffiths (39) and Alan Clarke (10) enabled Social to surpass the 200 as they were bowled out for what looked a challenging total of 234.

It proved the case as Usman Riaz needed only three balls to strike in Birlingham’s reply, an inswinging full ball doing the damage.

From then on, Social smelt blood and soon had the hosts 19-2, with Vaqas Ahmed opening his account at the other end.

The visitors took a further three wickets before drinks to leave the hosts in all kinds of trouble at 49-6.

Both Ahmed and Riaz were firing well and finished where they had left off before the break, taking the remaining wickets to skittle the hosts for 94 and ending up with matching figures of 4-40.

Social sit fifth in the table with four games to go. They host third-placed Tenbury on Saturday before travelling to Alveley on Bank Holiday Monday.