OSWESTRY captain Dean Suter gave a special mention to overseas pro Lahiru Samarakoon as he took more than five wickets for a fourth time in as many games.

Samarakoon took six wickets on Saturday as Oswestry fired themselves back into contention for promotion with a win over fifth-placed Himley.

The Bordermen are now third and sit 19 points adrift of league leaders Harborne who they face in the last game of the season.

Suter believes Samarakoon’s performances have been crucial to their promotion push in recent weeks.

“Every game he’s taken a five-wicket haul has proved to be vital to us getting the results,” he said.

“He has become one of the best bowlers in the league and he’s a great fielder on top of that.

“He’s really coming to the party when we need him the most, which is great for us at this point of the season.”

Another important win has given Suter’s men the confidence to use their remaining five fixtures to go all-out for promotion.

The skipper added: “We still have to play against four teams outside the top four and then face Harborne on the last day of the season.

“We know it might come down to a play-off style fixture against Harborne on the final day which would be interesting.

“Each game will be tough, that’s the way it is in a league of such quality.”

Oswestry take on bottom-of-the-league Brockhampton at the Stonehouse Oval on Saturday (12pm start), but Suter insists his side will not take their opponents lightly.

“We know they’re very good on their day – they showed that when they beat Bridgnorth.

“They have a great overseas guy playing for them this season – if he’s on form, we know we will have to be at our best to stop him.

“We want to get as much support as we can now.

“Every game is huge for us and it’s great to see a crowd down here to support us.”