Eastcote go clear at the top with derby win
EASTCOTE continued their fine streak of form by completing the double over local rivals Uxbridge.
After fending off neighbours Brentham last weekend, the tabletopping side were seeking to extend their lead at the top of the league.
And the Division Two hopefuls had to overcome the loss of early wickets to bounce back in style and enjoy a 64 run victory, earning a ten point march over second place.
After losing the toss, the visitors quickly found themselves two wickets down at 13-2 after six overs.
Skipper Chris James and James Rosewarne put on a small partnership before the captain departed for 18, and Phil Bell followed shortly after on a duck.
Eastcote were four wickets down fo for 45 runs and were heading for tr trouble until youngster Sachin Wijeratne proved perfect fodder for Rosewarne as the pair scored 72 and 46 respectively before the league le leaders declared on 192-9.
And Uxbridge looked well set to ch challenge that total after making th their opponents wait more than 10 o overs to claim a wicket, but then fo found themselves on 47-4 after 17 overs after some fine bowling from an Eastcote side with momentum in th their favour.
Rosewarne’s wonderful bowling th then saw the visitors home, taking 5 5-21 from 7.3 overs to help his side to the win.
Eastcote host Brondesbury at home this coming weekend and hope to continue pressing on. HAYES flyweight Ramesh Ahmadi breezed through his supposedly toughest test yet at Bethnal Green’s York Hall on Saturday night.
Ahmadi pummeled Welshman Robbie Forster for three rounds and the 23-yearold did not come back out for the fourth to take another beating.
Ahmadi trains at Les Southey’s gym in Hillingdon, alongside stable mate Tommy Tear, and he made it nine wins out of nine on the same bill with victory on points.
n GOOD FORM: Uxbridge celebrate a wicket and (right) Aman Lotay bats for Eastcote Photos by Katie Lamb www.buyaphototms.co.uk WL154376