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Highgate are beaten by relegation rivals Brondesbury

16 August, 2018

IT proved to be a forgettable weekend for local teams in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League, with Hampstead, Highgate and North Middlesex all losing.

Perhaps the most notable of which was Highgate’s four-wicket defeat at home to relegation rivals Brondesbury, a result that leaves them bottom of the table with three games to go.

On Saturday Shane McNamara scored a patient half-century as the home side were bowled out in the 50th over for just 213 runs at Shepherd’s Cot. They then failed to find a way to stop Anshuman Rath, who scored 117 not out in a knock that included 10 fours and five sixes as Brondesbury reached their winning score of 214-6 in the 48th over.

Elsewhere, double figures with the bat was a rarity as North Midd also lost by four wickets away at Richmond. James Parslow top-scored for the visitors with 26 at Old Deer Park as North Midd were bowled out for 104 in the 36th over.

Champions-elect Richmond needed just 28 overs to wrap up the points, with a knock of 42 from Ben Compton guiding them to their winning total of 105-6.

Meanwhile, Hampstead lost by six wickets away at Twickenham in a match severely affected by the weather. Skipper Liam Hughes led by example, scoring 85 off 119 balls as the visitors scored 208-9 off 45 overs. In reply Don Manuwelge scored 54 as Twickenham made it to 114-4 off 25 overs to take the 10 points courtesy of the Duckworth–Lewis method.


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