Stratford up to second with victory over promotion rivals


STRATFORD moved up to second in the Birmingham Premier League Division Three table following a four-wicket success over promotion rivals Stourbridge.

Zain ul-Hassan, with 78, and Jujar Johal, with 45, set Stourbridge up for a total of 244 for nine with Jonathan Gill taking 3-41 for Stratford who earned a valuable win, thanks to David Bailey (67 not out), John Price (50), Rob West (47) and Adrian Witts (43).

Johal returned the excellent figures of 4-29 to add to his efforts with the bat.

Full report and reaction in next week’s Herald.