Dean Suter has been re-elected as Oswestry first team captain after the club enjoyed its most successful season on record in the Birmingham League.

Suter guided the young side to a fourth-place finish in the Birmingham and District Premier Cricket League Premier Division Two, with the side finishing just one win short of promotion.

Other officers re-elected at the club’s recent Annual General Meeting included president John Hulme, chairman Chris Wiseman, and secretary, Ben Wilson, while appointing Faye Fynn as the new treasurer.

Mr Wiseman reported that the club could feel very proud of its achievements with the first team, and special tribute was paid to skipper Suter and his young side.

Their successful campaign saw the side impress all over the field, with talisman Warrick Fynn scoring more than 800 runs and overseas professional, Larry Samarakoon, taking more than 50 wickets.

On field success was mirrored by the fact that no fewer than six of the first team had played Minor Counties/County Second XI cricket last season, with three other players having represented the Shropshire Academy side.

Tribute was also paid to club’s second and third teams who gained promotion in their respective Shropshire League divisions.

Alex Davidson and Stuart Owen were re-appointed as captains of the second and third teams respectively.

The junior section under the guidance of Andrew Leggatt was reported as continuing to thrive and expand in the nurturing and development of young talent.

Groundsman Dave Vart and his team were again singled out for special mention with the club being ranked as the fourth best ground in the Birmingham League.

Sponsorship had increased from the previous year and stood at the highest figure ever.

Mr Wiseman, gave thanks to the many sponsors who continued to follow the club.

He said: ‘’Without our sponsors’ generous support, we would not be able to sustain playing in the Birmingham League.

“We do not have the financial resources of many other clubs. We must remain fully committed to living within our means , and developing our own players.’’