OMT boost sur­vival hopes with Ruis­lip win

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

THAMES VAL­LEY LEAGUE DIV 3B

Old Mer­chant Tay­lors’ 117 all out Ruis­lip 118-2 Ruis­lip won by 8 wick­ets

RUIS­LIP se­cured only their sec­ond win of the sea­son by beat­ing Old Mer­chant Tay­lors’ by eight wick­ets, en­hanc­ing their own sur­vival hopes but damp­en­ing their op­po­nents.

OMT strug­gled from the first ball and lost wick­ets at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals which ham­pered their chances of mount­ing a re­spectable score.

Nikhil Rawal was the high­est scorer at the top of the or­der with 27 and only a quick-fire 29 from Ar­maan Mah­mood at the bot­tom of the score­card pre­vented what could have been an em­bar­rass­ing to­tal.

In re­ply, Ruis­lip wasted lit­tle time in chas­ing down their win­ning to­tal and opener Par­min­der Singh’s swift half cen­tury set up a com­fort­able in­nings.

His open­ing wicket part­ner­ship of 72 with Matthew Ayling was even­tu­ally bro­ken be­fore James In­gram and Afzal Rashid com­pleted the job in just over 20 overs.

Mean­while, Tay­lors’ sec­onds en­joyed a more suc­cess­ful af­ter­noon with a six wicket win over Barnes.

A fine per­for­mance in the field saw OMT pick up three run outs.

Bowler Chris Nock­els was the pick of the bowlers with 3-46 from just over nine overs.

Af­ter knock­ing off the vis­i­tors in 34 overs, the hosts were charged with a rel­a­tively sim­ple run chase and com­pleted the task in just over 13 overs.

Opener Guy Ed­wards top scored with 32 and Si­mon Broadley hit an im­pres­sive 21 off of just 7 balls which in­cluded four bound­aries to help the hosts coast to vic­tory.

n PART­NER­SHIP: Ruis­lip bats­man Matthew Ayling

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