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North London CC - 5th XI
North Middlesex CC - 5th XI
Sat 25 May 12:30 - Middlesex County Cricket League - 3rd Tier Division Six A Start time 12:30

Francis has North London in a Spin

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Young leggie takes 5/12 as 5s make it three straight wins

The 5s had the strange experience of an away match at the Douglas Eyre Sports Centre. You see North London 5th XI and our own 4th XI share the ground, rather like AC Milan and Inter Milan share the San Siro, but with more geese. Anyway, Charles lost his third toss in a row and we were in the field. AT and Nirusha opened up and kept things tight, a task not helped by only having 10 men. The 5s thought they had their first breakthrough when their opener nudged one to mid off. Charles attacked the ball with the ferocity of a smiling puppy but produced a brilliant direct hit and their umpire raised his finger. Except this gesture was apparently to point to the crease and demonstrate that the batsman had made his ground. Dubious. Their openers got to 54-0 before Nirusha enticed one of them down the wicket and bowled him. What followed was a bit of a procession. Nirusha had the other opener caught well at short cover by Alec and there was a proper run out too. Nikhil came on and bowled well and could easily have claimed more than his two wickets. However, the plaudits of the day went to Tom Francis. His leg spin was simply too much for the North London tail. He thrice combined with Charles with Richard also taking a catch to remove their skipper, who was providing stubborn resistance. North London folded to 126 and Tom Francis finished with figures of 5-12 from his 7 overs. He was well supported by Nikhil and Nirusha as the 5s bowled 31 overs of spin in all. After tea, Atula and Will Frais set about knocking off the runs. Will also deserves a mention for his fantastic 'keeping. He dealt with the variable bounce very well and was sharp behind the stumps to all the spinners. He added 28 runs before being bowled. Atula fell in a similar fashion but Nikhil, batting at 4, steadied the ship. However, a batting collapse is never far away. The next 4 wickets fell in the blink of an eye and suddenly North London were back in the game. Alec became the third batsman to be bowled while AT managed to lob the ball to midwicket with the back of his bat. Nikhil fenced one to gully and Richard gave a return catch to their young leg spinner. This brought Charles and Tim Oon to the crease together. They showed great composure to take the singles on offer and put away anything loose. Cricket can be such a simple game sometimes. They both finished unbeaten 17 as the chase was completed with a dose of overthrows. A comfortable victory in the end. 10 points, a 5.30 finish and a win over some local rivals. If only every Saturday could go this smoothly.

Report by Alex Thomas

Scorecard

North London CC - 5th XI won the toss and elected to bat

North London CC - 5th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Drew Glenister
b. N Weerasinghe
18
 
William Burridge
ct. A Dawson, b. N Weerasinghe
15
 
Howard Lee
ct. R Nicoll, b. T Francis
22
 
Hugh Dorman
 
1
 
Saleh Farid
b. N Perrincherri
8
 
Richard Dymond
ct. C Martland, b. T Francis
1
 
Jacob Matejczyk
b. T Francis
6
 
Jack Robinson
b. N Perrincherri
5
 
Paul O'Shea
ct. C Martland, b. T Francis
5
 
Alex Dorman
 
7
 
R Hoirns
ct. C Martland, b. T Francis
0
 
Extras
9w, 6b, 1lb, 3nb
19
Total
for 10 wickets 40 overs
125

North Middlesex CC - 5th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Alex Thomas
6
1
22
0
3.7
Nirusha Weerasinghe
10
1
25
2
2.5
Nikhil Perrincherri
12
2
28
2
2.3
Sanjay Suri
3
0
22
0
7.3
Tom Francis
7
1
12
5
1.7
Tim Oon
2
0
6
0
3.0

North Middlesex CC - 5th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Will Frais
b. A Dorman
28
5
 
Atula Tilakaratna
b. R Hoirns
13
3
 
Alec Dawson
b. A Dorman
6
1
 
Nikhil Perrincherri
ct. S Farid, b. A Dorman
20
1
1
 
Alex Thomas
ct. J Matejczyk, b. A Dorman
5
1
 
Charles Martland
 
17
1
 
Richard Nicoll
ct. R Dymond, b. R Dymond
1
 
Tim Oon
 
17
2
 
Tom Francis
Did Not Bat
 
Nirusha Weerasinghe
Did Not Bat
 
Sanjay Suri
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
 
19
Total
for 6 wickets 26.4 overs
126

North London CC - 5th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
R Hoirns
6
0
32
1
5.3
Alex Dorman
12
0
38
4
3.2
Richard Dymond
7
1
30
1
4.3
Paul O'Shea
1.4
1
8
0
8.0

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other 3rd Tier Division Six A results

Winchmore Hill CC, Middlesex - 4th XI
153/2
152/4
Highgate CC, Middx - 5th XI
Edmonton CC - 3rd XI
0/0
0/0
Alexandra Park CC - 4th XI
Brondesbury CC - 4th XI
160/7
159
Finchley CC - 4th XI
Crouch End CC - 4th XI
176
332/5
Stoke Newington CC - 3rd XI

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# Team Pts
1. Stoke Newington CC 111
2. Winchmore Hill CC, Middlesex 110
3. Crouch End CC 100
4. North Middlesex CC 91
5. Brondesbury CC 86
6. North London CC 69
7. Finchley CC 63

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