BRADFORD & Bingley captain, Ed Brown, has been blown away by the standards of his young side.

Brown's men have a 50% winning record in the Bradford Premier League, winning four of their first eight fixtures.

They have also got their T20 campaign underway but they lost out to rivals Woodlands in group three on Tuesday evening.

Losing four games this early on may come as a blow to some teams, but Brown is pleased with aspects of what he has seen, particularly with his young stars.

He said: "Some of the results have been slightly frustrating because I'd say three of the four league defeats have come from a series of errors from ourselves.

"Our Bowling wasn't great against Cleckheaton and Ossett and we perhaps gave them 30 runs too many. It then becomes hard to chase the game.

"But at the same time, I think we can think positively about how the season has gone so far because we have an extremely young team. We've used several players from the second team, and everyone who has joined up with us, they've gone on to to a great job.

"For example, Jack Luxton (17), he hasn't played much first team cricket in the past at his previous club, but he has come up to this level and is already opening the bowling for us, and getting wickets whilst doing it.

"So, from that perspective we are really pleased with how the young lads are going and now it's just about getting a few more wins together."

Speaking to the T&A prior to the league's opening fixture, Brown admitted the pressure would be off his young side this season, but admitted that he would like the club to push for a top four or five finish.

B&B currently sit in seventh with a long way of the season to go, but Brown believes his side can still maintain a top five finish based on what he's seen in the early stages of the campaign.

He said: "As I said, I do believe errors have stopped up from getting more points on the board and I think we'd be even higher in the table if it weren't for those (errors).

"I think we'll work our way towards cutting those errors out as time goes on because our young team will continue to grow and learn as players, that's for sure.

"But from what I've seen so far, there is no reason to believe we can't have a really strong season, and hopefully that would see us reach our targets."

Bradford & Bingley return to action this weekend (Saturday) when they host Methley, a side who have lost their previous four fixtures.

Looking ahead to the tie, Brown said: "We have a fully fit squad going into this weekend's game and we are all looking forward to it.

"I know Methley haven't been on the greatest of runs in recent weeks but we know they're a good team. They have been unfortunate in a couple of games like we have, so we certainly won't be underestimating them.

"Hopefully we can build some momentum."