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Victory for Stanmore but Finchley frustrated in Middlesex County Cricket League Division One
2:20pm Thursday 5th July 2012 in Sport
Stanmore put their heavy defeat to Winchmore Hill behind them as they overcame Hornsey by three wickets in Middlesex County Cricket League Division One.
Having elected to bowl, Stanmore’s attack made some good early progress and restricted Hornsey throughout their innings.
Michael Philipson (76) and Richard Wharton (45 not out) provided the backbone of a total of 179 but the ruthless bowling, led by Marc Reingold, gave the rest of the order little chance of contributing.
It was a six-wicket haul for Reingold as his bowling conceded 61 runs while David Dunn picked up two for 41.
There was a wicket each for Michael Van der Ende and Mukesh Bhatt as Stanmore skittled their opponents for an achievable target.
Tim Percival’s 41 was the standout score in the chase as the entire order batted consistently well to reach 180 for seven.
Tom Cullen posted 31 while Chanmeet Kohli (27) and Bhavesh Tapuriya (24) both scored well.
Seventh-placed Stanmore take on second-bottom Brondesbury on Saturday.
Finchley were unable to build on last week’s success as visitors Teddington claimed a winning draw at Arden Field.
Having elected to bowl, Finchley looked to have made the early breakthrough when Hassan Khan (three for 69) removed James Keightley (nought) with just six runs on the board.
However, Joe Austin’s 83 helped put Teddington in a commanding position, and with Richard King (64) and James Fear (49) both scoring well, they closed on 262 for eight.
Jake Milton was the pick of the hosts’ attack with three for 24 while Imran Qayyum returned two for 80.
Milton took centre stage with the bat as well, as his unbeaten 54 led the Finchley charge.
Joshua Knappett (33), Ayush Sahota (25) and Majed Ali (21) also scored well but the home side were unable to get near their target.
However, despite the efforts of Nicholas Ellsmore (four for 33), the Teddington attack were unable to remove the Finchley order as the home side closed on 175 for eight.
Sixth-placed Finchley visit Ealing on Saturday.
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