After losing the toss and being asked to bat first in the bowler-friendly conditions, Stratford were bowled out for 137 after 49 overs of the allotted 55. Skipper Chris Whelan top scored for his side with 41 while former Bretforton all-rounder Adrian Witts made 21.

Kings Heath off-spinner Andrew Davis took 5-13 from eight overs after his late introduction into the attack, while overseas player Vishi Jeet returned figures of 4-32 from 16 overs of left-arm wrist spin.

In reply, Kings Heath were skittled out for just 69 in 26.4 overs as they struggled against the accuracy and movement of Grundy, who for good measure also produced a run out from one of his own deliveries. Whelan was the other successful bowler with 3-41 while Grundy returned the outstanding figures of 6-17 from 13.4 overs.

Whelan told the Herald: “It’s another really good win for us and our fourth out of six games so far. The bowlers got us out of jail really and Tom’s effort was magnificent.”

For a full report see Thursday’s Stratford Herald.