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North Middlesex CC - 5th XI
Winchmore Hill CC, Middlesex - 4th XI
Sat 26 May 12:30 - 1987 Cricket League - Division 4 Start time 12:30

Avigdor blasts 98 on debut to secure consecutive victories

16 year old hits Winch attack to all parts of Peter May

We arrived at Peter May with a young and inexperienced side, after the most troubled week of availability in the past two seasons, with the bank holiday, Fulham FC, the Lord's Test and late injuries leading to hours spent on the phones by all skippers on Thursday and Friday. Having said that, the 5s retained some exciting colts talent and were ready to give it our best against a Winchmore Hill side who had the luxury of picking from 16 players. Charles won the toss and opted to bowl on a green but hard pitch and Nico Smith (1/31) and Noman (1/29) started well, but a watchful partnership meant we were without a wicket after 12 overs. Young Will Frais (3/30), back from a hip strain, bowled tremendously, particularly in his first spell, to make a double breakthrough, and when Alex Croft (2/27 off 10), bowling with superb control and accuracy, struck from the far end, we were suddenly on top. The skipper removed the number 5 immediately after being dispatched onto the 4G pitch then bowling one off the strip. All about the set up. The openers returned and we got the tail out despite a frustrating couple of knocks. 188 looked a tough chase. There is a man named Josh Avigdor. This man is 16 years old and 6ft 2. This man is not available to purchase on fantasy cricket, nor was he included in 'fake news Friend's' team sheets on Thursday. This man plays with a stickerless piece of willow. And he smashes it. Having initially wanted to bat down the order because he wasn't a 'traditional player', Josh batted at 3 and, after a slightly uppish start, proceeded to smack the bowling to all parts. Clean hitting, found the gaps perfectly and 18 boundaries overall. An incredible knock which makes me proud to lead a side which gives these Colts such opportunities. We must mention Bishal (58) too, who looked elegant and effortless in compiling a second straight half century. This included an outrageous pick up for six off his legs. Uncle Timmy also batted and ensured we had one fewer to chase. This was a great win against the odds. Onto Southgate next week. Let's keep the momentum going.

Scorecard

North Middlesex CC - 5th XI won the toss and elected to field

Winchmore Hill CC, Middlesex - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
James Porter
b. A Croft
33
 
Owen Boffey
ct. N Smith, b. W Frais
15
 
Joe Webster
b. W Frais
0
 
Amjad Butt
b. C Martland
19
 
Matthew Garrad
ct. N Smith, b. C Martland
6
 
Ash Fowkes Gajan
lb. N Smith
15
 
Bruce Forrester
lb. A Croft
0
 
Nick Starck
ct. B Bidduth, b. N Naeem
7
 
Terry Braithwaite
lb. W Frais
9
 
Rishi Gautam
Not Out
21
 
Alex Parkes
ct. W Frais, b. J Avigdor
13
 
Extras
24w, 17b, 3lb, 4nb
48
Total
for 10 wickets 44.5 overs
187

North Middlesex CC - 5th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Nico Smith
9
0
31
1
3.4
Noman Naeem
10
2
29
1
2.9
Will Frais
8
3
30
3
3.8
Alex Croft
10
0
27
2
2.7
Charles Martland
5
0
37
2
7.4
Josh Avigdor
1.5
0
15
1
15.0

North Middlesex CC - 5th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tim Allen
ct. N Starck, b. N Starck
1
 
Bishal Bidduth
ct. J Webster, b. A Butt
58
4
1
 
Josh Avigdor
ro. B Forrester
98
18
 
Unsure
ro. T Braithwaite
1
 
Will Frais
Not Out
5
 
Richard Nicoll
Not Out
1
 
Charles Martland
 
 
Noman Naeem
 
 
Tim Oon
 
 
Alex Croft
 
 
Nico Smith
 
 
Extras
9w, 13b, 2nb
24
Total
for 4 wickets 27.1 overs
188

Winchmore Hill CC, Middlesex - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Rishi Gautam
6
0
38
0
6.3
Nick Starck
6
0
33
1
5.5
Amjad Butt
6
5
33
1
5.5
Alex Parkes
2
0
20
0
10.0
Matthew Garrad
5
0
39
0
7.8
Ash Fowkes Gajan
2.1
0
7
0
3.5

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League round up

Other Division 4 results

North London CC - 5th XI
W
L
Southgate CC - 4th XI
Hornsey CC - 4th XI
130/1
128
Harrow Town CC - 4th XI
Actonians CC - 4th XI
224/9
181
Chiswick CC - 3rd XI
Perivale Phoenicians CC - 4th XI
98/1
97
Edmonton CC - 3rd XI

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League table

# Team
1. Harrow Town CC - 4th XI
2. Hornsey CC - 4th XI
3. Chiswick CC - 3rd XI
4. Actonians CC - 4th XI
5. North Middlesex CC - 5th XI
6. Winchmore Hill CC, Middlesex - 4th XI
7. Perivale Phoenicians CC - 4th XI

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