GREENMOUNT have a five-year plan and have every chance of achieving their first goal of promotion to the GMCL’s Premier Division.

The Brandlesholme Road side are “on a roll”, according to their captain Ryan Senior after Saturday’s hammering of Division 1B promotion rivals Heyside by 125 runs.

Senior hailed wicketkeeper-batsman Owen Feakes’ development after the 19-year-old smashed 12 sixes in an exhilarating 111 off 64 balls.

He shared 156 for the third wicket with Indian professional Kaustub Pawar (a season’s best 91) as the visitors posted 325, their second score of 300-plus in the league this season.

By his own admission, Senior then “burgled” 6-34 from 5.5 overs of off-spin as Heyside were bowled out for 200 in reply.

The end goal after five years is to win the GMCL’s top prize, but they have to get there first and are in the thick of an exciting promotion race.

Saturday was a fourth win on the trot for a Greenmount side who sit third in the table on 44 points, seven behind leading duo Walshaw and Astley and Tyldesley with five points for a win.

After 13 of 22 games, Heyside and Edgworth also sit on 44 points.

Greenmount still have to play all of their rivals except Heyside before the end of the campaign.

“We’re four from four, and they’re convincing victories as well,” said Senior. “We’re putting sides to the sword a bit at the minute, and long may it continue.

“I’m pretty confident we’ll be there or thereabouts come the end of season.

“Owen’s having a great year. He’s had three fifties and a hundred on the spin now.

“He’s come on leaps and bounds. He’s got confidence and more experience.

“He’s got a year of first-team cricket under his belt, and when you start scoring runs it becomes a habit. He’s in a good place at the minute.

“He’s only 19 – him, Tom Heaton, Lewis Dove are all 19. Callum Hunter, who is bowling brilliantly, he’s only 14 or 15 years old. It bodes well for the future if we can keep them together.

“We had a bit of a reshuffle over the winter, and as a cricket committee we set out at the start of the year with a four or five-year plan, and this is the start of it.

“If we can develop our young kids, and there’s a few more that play second-team cricket as well, then it bodes well for the future.

“To win the Premier League is our goal, but our immediate one is to get back in there.

“We have a couple of tough games coming up, and we miss a few lads with holidays.

“So we’ll try and get through them. Then we’ll be at full strength for the rest of the year.

“It’s going to go right down to the wire.”

Heaton (535) and Feakes (476) are the two leading amateur run-scorers in the division, with Senior ominously adding: “The pro hasn’t really kicked into gear yet.

“It’s good to see the hard work’s coming to fruition now. Hopefully we can get over the line.”