Week 10 – Saturday matches
Mixed fortunes for the Midd teams. Brief summaries –
North Midd 1st XI vs Ealing (Home)
North Midd 264-8 from 64 overs (Vanderspar 61, Flowers 60; Nicoll T 59*(off 42 balls))
Ealing 267-7 from 56.2 overs (Nicoll T 3 for 71)
Ealing won by 3 wickets. 1s drop down to 4th in Prem. Team photo courtesy of Conrad Williams, a supporter and good friend of the Midd .
North Midd 2nd XI vs Ealing (Away)
Ealing 158/10 from 50 overs (Lowe 3 for 9 plus wickets for Brand, Teesdale and Izhan Khan)
North Midd 159/5 from 40ish overs (Mills 51; Nurse 40 ish)
North Midd win by five wickets. 2s remain 27 points clear at top of League
North Midd 3rd XI vs Barnes (Away)
Barnes 155/10 from 44 overs
North Midd 156/4 from 34 overs
North Midd win by six wickets. 3s remain 11 points clear at the top of the League
North Midd 4th XI vs Hornsey (Home)
Lost and drop down to 8th in League
North Midd 5th XI vs Perivale (Away)
Winning draw largely thanks to a 5fer for Naveen Surtani and 50 odd from Arjun Gole well supported by Nico Smith (28). 5s are 7th in League
Sunday saw the Midd pitted against fellow Prem Club, Shepherds Bush in the quarter final of the Middlesex Cup which we won for the first time in 2017. Batting first the Midd amassed an impressive 361 for 5 in 45 overs with Evan Flowers hitting 131 not out and James Parslow a rapid 107 not out. Sadly the She Bu keeper suffered a nasty injury trying to catch a nick off Evan’s first ball and ended up at the Whittington – we wish him a swift recovery. The Midd offered a sub fielder but this was not allowed by the umpires apparently.
She Bu’s reply started well but faltered with the introduction of spin. Izhan Khan on his 1s debut took an impressive 5fer. Tom Nicoll and Henry Howeld chipped in with wickets and the innings was finished by Skipper Hughes taking a rare wicket with his off spin.
Midd won by 210 runs and now play Brondesbury in the Semis – date and venue to be agreed.
Updated 12:21 - 9 Jul 2018 by Richard Nicoll