WITH three games still to play in the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League Premier Division Two season, Oswestry skipper Dean Suter believes there is still plenty of time for more twists in the title race.

The Bordermen slipped to third in the table after a close game with relegation candidates Tamworth saw them lose by a single run.

Despite the defeat, Suter remains hopeful his team is still firmly in with a chance of gaining promotion.

“Losing by one run on the last ball of the game made it tougher to take than any other loss,” he said. That on top of the current situation we’re in in the league made it a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s happened.

“I said prior to the game, I believe Tamworth are a better side than what their league position portrays, and they showed that on the weekend.

“Any team that puts on a total of almost 200 is giving you a challenge.

“We got ourselves in a good position to chase the target, and Joe Carrasco and Josh Darley performed well, but we were just very unfortunate – I think Joe’s innings deserved to win the game alone, he was phenomenal.

“It’s just something we have to take on the chin.”

Oswestry sit 12 points behind league leaders Harborne who replaced them at the top of the table on Saturday.

Two home games await them before a trip to Harborne on the final day of the season, a game Suter still believes could play a huge part in the outcome of the season.

He added: “Of course there’s still time for us to get back to the top – there is still time for plenty of twists.

“Even with three games remaining, we’re confident there will be some twists and turns.

“If we can get back to winning ways on Saturday and carry that into our final two games, who knows.

“Winning the next two home games is all we can do to give ourselves the best chance.”

Suter is hoping the side can attract large crowds to the Stonehouse Oval for the final two home fixtures.

“It would be great to have some big crowds there,” he said.

“It would be nice to see a good level of support to back us as we reach the end of the season.”

Oswestry will look to return to winning ways on Saturday when they host mid-table side Bromsgrove (12noon start).

Their final home game of the season takes place on the following Saturday when they face Wolverhampton.