Stanmore beat Enfield by 158 runs to progress to round four of the Middlesex County Cup on Sunday

Times Series: Stanmore defeat Enfield to progress in Middlesex County Cup Stanmore defeat Enfield to progress in Middlesex County Cup

Stanmore knocked Enfield out of the Middlesex County Cup third round on Sunday, progressing with a 158-run win.

The hosts’ victory was aided by a feeble batting display from Enfield but the foundations had been laid long before, thanks to a century from Steve Mehra.

Stanmore’s opener helped himself to an unbeaten knock of 108, which put the home side well on their way to a total of 240 for six.

Kush Patel added 59 and Dipesh Jadav scored an unbeaten 28 to supplement Mehra’s superb stand.

Jason Sarna was the most effective bowler for the visitors, claiming three for 62, but despite having Stanmore at 58 for three at one stage, Mehra made sure the hosts remained in control throughout.

In reply, openers Chris Barrell and Joe Naughton each made six, before Peter Lazarus was dismissed for five to leave the visitors 17 for three.

Forty from Tony Sayers went some way to steadying the innings but the writing was on the wall and no other Enfield batsmen reached double figures.

Mukesh Batt ripped through the tail-end to finish with impressive figures of four for seven as the visitors were removed for 82.

Marc Reingold took three for seven and Steve Reingold two for 34 as Stanmore eased into the next round.

Potters Bar were held to a frustrating draw by relegation-threatened Stevenage in the Saracens Herts League Premier Division on Saturday.

Batting first, hosts Potters Bar set about posting a total of 192 for six from their 35 overs.

Opener Liam Gough (61) started well but the hosts faltered and were at 74 for three when Don Manuwelge stepped up to the crease and scored 58.

Manuwelge’s dismissal slowed the run-rate once more as Syed Ali Kazmi enjoyed a productive spell with the ball, taking four for 57.

Stevenage's response started slowly, with openers David Carr (18) and Gary Brown (six) leaving the visitors on 37 for two.

Eighty-three from the impressive Ali Kazmi helped the away side threaten briefly but they finished on 174 for seven as time ran out.

Rahul Panta was the star bowler for Potters Bar, taking three for 72.

Mill Hill extended their winning streak to seven matches with a win at Tewin in their Division Seven clash.

Batting first, the hosts repelled the Village’s bowling attack, with Patterson (82) and Williams (41) making important totals.

Good contributions from the tail saw the home side finish on 202 for nine. Majid Asif took three for 37 and Graham Burton took three for 62 for the visitors.

An opening stand of 121 from Greg Vaughan (90 not out) and Dan Potter (53) broke the back of the chase before four wickets fell in the next ten overs.

With 30 runs still needed, Ben Dawson came to the crease with five overs left to bat.

Dawson subsequently smashed 26 runs in a single over to bring the match to an end in style.

Finchley’s Middlesex County Premier Division clash was abandoned due to rain after eight overs.

Sayed Bukhari (20) and George Charlton (9) were going steadily when the decision was taken to abandon the match.

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