Duce stuns batsmen with six-wicket haul
Bowler concedes just six runs in devastating spell CRICKET
EASTCOTE stayed in the hunt for promotion to the Middlesex County League Premier Division by beating Hornsey.
The second-placed side are now hot on the heels of leaders Shepherd’s Bush, trailing by just three points, and could go top if all goes to plan at Wembley on Saturday.
Duce ripped into the lower order, taking six wickets for the loss of just six runs in four fantastic overs at Green Dragon Lane to see his side secure victory by 158 runs.
Manor won the toss and elected to bat.
Leo Fernandes and Chris Burles provided an unspectacular opening stand as they put on 25 and 13 runs respectively for the away team.
That set the tone for the Hillingdon innings as the runs
Eastcote won the toss and elected to field and with an early breakthrough from Matt Savage, Hornsey were 4-1 after five overs.
Hornsey’s middle-order hitters pushed hard for the runs, but overseas star James Rosewarne collected the final four wickets to bowl out the visitors for 182.
It was a poor initial response from Eastcote at the crease and they found themselves in real trouble at 67-3 after 19 overs.
Club captain Chris James then entered the crease and became the were shared around fairly evenly with Matthew Read (26), Justin Nicholls (24) and Pritpal Singh (23) keeping the scoreboard ticking over.
That was until Simon Webb came in at number eight and smashed 65 to help take the total to 246, leaving Manor with their bedrock of the innings by cracking off a boundary beating 67 not out to get the home side over the line.
Struggling Uxbridge were beaten by Acton.
Meanwhile, Bishops Wood Hospital and Hillingdon NHS Trust will unite for their third annual cricket match against Ickenham Ladies on Sunday, September 13 at Eastcote Cricket Club. fate in their own hands as they took possession of the ball.
High Wycombe, supported by the home crowd, looked threatening in the early stages as they took to the crease.
But it soon became the Duce show as he dismissed George
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All are welcome to go and watch. Anyone wishing to know more about CURA, or the cricket match, is invited to email cura. email@example.com. Russell and went on to claim six victims in a relentless spell that fired his side to victory.
The result leaves Hillingdon Manor third in the Thames Valley League Division 4A table, behind leaders Datchet and second-placed Teddington.
THAMES VALLEY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION 4A Hillingdon Manor High Wycombe thirds 246 all out
88 all out
n DEVASTATING: Steve Duce in action for Hillingdon Manor