WES Griffiths admits he still doesn’t know which way Halesowen CC’s season will pan out.

With five games to go in Birmingham League Division Two, all outcomes are still possible with Hales 32 points off the top-two but only 26 clear of the bottom-two.

They host Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday before travelling to rivals Harborne on Monday and skipper Griffiths admits his side are running out of time to get involved in the promotion race.

He said: “I have never played in a league like this where so many teams can still win promotion or be relegated with five games left — it’s unbelievable.

“They are two massive games this weekend. At the start of the season I think everyone expected Harborne to be big contenders.

“I thought their league position was probably a bit unfair earlier in the season because they had a lot of games rained off but they have come good.

“Stratford are a very tough side and I expect a challenge in both games.”

Like many teams in the division, Hales’ season has been blighted by inconsistency and they hit another stumbling block on Saturday with a 94-run defeat at Water Orton.

Chris Jones claimed 5-43 as the hosts were restricted to 188-9 in their 55 overs.

But not for the first time this season the visitors struggled with the bat. Opener Hassan Quami top-scored with 19 as Hales were bombed out for 94.

Griffiths admitted some of the batting performances have just not been good enough.

He said: “Just when we think we have turned the corner, we slip up again.

“It’s so frustrating as we are a better batting side then we have shown this year.

“The fact is we have not played consistently enough all season to be right up there at the top.

“Now we have to find some form to ensure we are not dragged into a relegation scrap.

“But if we are still in with a shout of promotion with a couple of games to go — we will be going all out.”