Whitchurch cricket chairman Iain Marsh believes the club's bid to have a local heartbeat was illustrated by six players from the town named in Monday's win over Sentinel.

The Heath Road side have put together a run of four straight wins – three league victories and a cup win – including two wins in three days over the Bank Holiday weekend against Allscott Heath and Sentinel.

But Marsh admitted he was delighted with the form of Matthew Batkin, who picked up half-centuries to set up both wins, as the club's fortunes have shown a quick turnaround following a nightmare start to the season.

"The main man of the weekend was Batkin," said Marsh.

"He's a home-grown player and he had a year away from us at Shifnal but now he's back and he was the star of the weekend.

"It's nice from our point of view to see a home-grown player out there doing the job for us.

"This shows what we want to do this year and how we're going to do it going forward.

"The team on Bank Holiday Monday at Sentinel had what we would consider six home-grown players in it, including a 14-year-old in Tom Griffin who plays for our third team.

"He's stepped up and really didn't look out of place in the field, and then we have players like Eddie Lewis as well as our skipper Daniel Bowen.

"Elliott Bowen and Patrick Phillips, who scored our winning runs on Monday, are too."

Iain also admitted the 'reading of the riot act' after a poor start has seen the reaction he wanted from Daniel Bowen and his players.

He added: "The players have reacted really well to the early poor start and the big games that we lost.

"We have a really good squad of 15/16 players now."