Eastcote hammer Saints to keep in touch
MIDDLESEX COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO Harrow St Mary’s 81 all out Eastcote 84-1
Eastcote won by nine wickets EASTCOTE remained within touching distance of the Division Two summit at the weekend.
The men from Haydon Hall thrashed Harrow St Mary’s by nine wickets to claim the full 10 points and keep them flying high near the top of the table.
They are now three points shy of leaders Shepherd’s Bush and face off against fourth-placed Hornsey this weekend, while the pace-setters play basement dwellers Brentham.
Second from bottom Uxbridge, who sit a full 21 points clear of the bottom side, were crushed by 10 wickets against a rampant Enfield at the weekend.
In Thames Valley League Division 4A, Ruislip saw off struggling Beaconsfield to sit head and shoulders above the rest. Mid-table Hillingdon Manor enjoyed a threewicket victory over Burnham.
Northwood have a cup final to look forward to after semi-final victory against Ryde Cavaliers.
After a fine bowling display from Simon, Nathan and Ashley Goldsmith, the batsmen made easy work of the target to earn the chance to lift a piece of silverware this term.
Another defeat means it is only three wins from 16 games so far this season and Northwood Town are just one place above the drop, although with a 47-point gap between them and last place Ri Rickmansworthk h i it seems theyh should be safe for another season.
Harefield also look to be safe this season, but once again it appears to be due to the lack of quality in the teams below them rather than the quality within their own side.
Mirroring Uxbridge’s season somewhat, they also have just four wins this season, but with two teams struggling below, it is almost certain that they will start next season in Division One of the TVL once again.
n DEVASTATING: (Above) Eastcote’s Jehan Jeffrey bowls against Harrow St Mary’s; (above right) the Saints’ Shiv Chauhan
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