Emphatic Hill force batsmen to Sur-render
Bowler Daluwatta proves unplayable with figures of 12-12 from last 15 overs in three league games
Daluwatta, who had racked up figures of 7-8 over the last two games proved irresistible once more, returning another fifer in what in the end proved an emphatic win for the league leaders.
With nearest challengers Ballinger Wagonners without a game because scheduled opponents Haddenham have scratched from the league, it means Hill moved further clear at the top of the standings.
Such a scenario looked when, deprived of their openers, Hill slumped to 41-4.
Ben Ford, playing his first game for several months after injury led the fight-back, sharing a stand of 71 with Daluwatta before the latter fell for 23.
Ford went on to top score with 46 and with Craig Rinsell (24) and Scott Peterson (20) chipping in with useful runs Hill were able to set a target of 193.
George Robinson was the best of the Wendover attack with 3-38 and he then hit 42 after opening in their reply.
Sadly for Wendover, his was the only resistance of note as the rest came under the Daluwatta spell.
His bewitching figures of 5-4 in just four overs means he now has 12-12 from his last 15 league overs. Lewis Thompson weighed in with 3-17 as the hosts crumbled to 71 all out.
By contrast, in Division One, Hill’s heroics came with the bat as Kash unlikely regular Shakoor and Ginn Khan re-wrote the club record books with a fifth-wicket stand of 161 in their 44-run win at home to Freith.
Hill had looked in trouble at 55-3 before siblings Az and Kash Shakoor added 64. That was the prelude to some monster hitting as Kash finished 101 not out while his partner in carnage, Khan, blasted 104 in 39 balls with nine sixes and eight fours.
Their heroics carried Hill to 281-5, but the big score took some defending as Freith fought back in reply.
Peter Stone hit 63 and Amar Ghafoor 43 as the visitors threatened an unlikely win. However, Ghulam Mustapha’s 4-27 slowed the run chase down and with Mike Adams claiming 3-80 Freith were all out in the final over for 237.
To complete a spectacular weekend, Ley Hill’s 3s got a much needed win at Cadmore End 2s. Jack Connolly’s first ever fifer (5-28) kept the hosts to just 157, this despite Rob Dickson’s unbeaten 72. Chris Jones (35) and Peter Connolly (42) gave Ley Hill a terrific start and skipper Andrew Pace (24) saw the them safely home for the loss of seven wickets.