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North Middlesex CC - 5th XI
Stoke Newington CC - 3rd XI
Sat 13 Jul 12:30 - Middlesex County Cricket League - 3rd Tier Division Six A Start time 12:30

5s back to Winning Ways

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Four wickets for Nirusha as team performance gains 10 points

'Winning solves everything,' once mused fifteen-time major winner and one-time drink driver Tiger Woods. An apt quote to describe this, the 5s first victory in timed cricket this season, following three immensely frustrating weeks of nearly stories and Kumar Dharmesena style umpiring.
The 5s turned up to a hard pitch at Peter May and were not surprised when Stoke Newington opted to have first use. Shay Kohler began a touch waywardly, but produced an absolute seed to remove their opener in the first over. The ever steady Nirusha, second only to Atula in the list of 5s Sri Lankan players, also began well, squeezing runs from the off and collecting an early wicket too, the number 3 skewing to backward point. SN then developed a frustrating partnership - Dykey, a welcome return to the side, kept things really tight, as 23 runs came off 15 overs, but the wicket eluded us as the visitors pressed on to 110/3. Eventually, we got the breakthrough; Will Frais (6-2-14-2) finding the edge, with Nico producing an outstanding catch away to his right. Two overs later, the young duo combined again and, with Tim Oon also claiming a deserved scalp, the Midd had reduced the opposition to 130/6. Dykey returned to strike and Nirusha picked up the last two wickets to finish with the exceptional figures of 14-5-39-4. An interesting run out call gave their number 8 a reprieve, as he clubbed 44 to set up a dicey target of 184 off 43 overs.
In reply, Adam Frais (20) and Linus (15) made a watchful start, picking off the bad balls and keeping out the good ones. Will replaced Linus and looked in touch from the outset, accelerating as he progressed. He struck a magnificent bomb over midwicket and followed that with a clip through point for four and he moved serenely to 43. Sadly, his innings was ended as he edged behind, but the Midd were still well placed at 100/3, the required run rate at 5.5. Richard joined Josh Avigdor and the pair knocked off some more runs, albeit with the rate still climbing. Both scored boundaries and Richard sprinted between the wickets in a way we can only hope to come our 60s. The ever dependable angler went past 300 runs for the season, the third straight campaign he has achieved the feat. Charles joined him and continued his recent strike rate renaissance, chancing his arm for 26 before finding mid wicket. Richard pressed on, but was run out for 28 with ten still needed. Nico was lbw, still 9 required off 2 overs. Fortunately, Tim Oon agreed to avoid deliberately sabotaging his own fantasy team and tickled one fine for a crucial 9 red and the victory. A really good game of cricket with a very pleasing outcome. Crouch End await next week. They don't block it. The performances the youngesters are turning out week after week in a tight and competitive division are fantastic. Special mention to Nico, who kept brilliantly. Dykey was a huge addition with the ball and in the field. The attitude was spot on. Play like this until the season ends and we have every chance of a top 2 finish.

Scorecard

Stoke Newington CC - 3rd XI won the toss and elected to bat

Stoke Newington CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Unsure
ct. W Frais, b. N Weerasinghe
1
 
Unsure
b. S Kohler
2
 
Unsure
ct. W Frais, b. N Weerasinghe
20
 
Unsure
ro. W Frais
38
 
Unsure
ct. N Smith, b. W Frais
34
 
Unsure
b. T Oon
4
 
Unsure
ct. N Smith, b. W Frais
8
 
Unsure
Not Out
44
 
Unsure
b. M Dyke
5
 
Unsure
b. N Weerasinghe
9
 
Unsure
ct. T Oon, b. N Weerasinghe
1
 
Extras
 
17
Total
for 10 wickets 48.5 overs
183

North Middlesex CC - 5th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Shay Kohler
5
0
35
1
7.0
Nirusha Weerasinghe
14
5
39
4
2.8
Matt Dyke
16
3
58
1
3.6
Tim Oon
8
1
34
1
4.3
Will Frais
6
2
14
2
2.3

North Middlesex CC - 5th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Adam Frais
ct. Unsure, b. Unsure
20
4
 
Linus Wainewright
b. Unsure
15
3
 
Will Frais
ct. Unsure, b. Unsure
43
6
1
 
Richard Nicoll
ro. Unsure
28
2
 
Josh Avigdor
lb. Unsure
15
3
 
Charles Martland
ct. Unsure, b. Unsure
26
4
 
Nico Smith
lb. Unsure
2
 
Nirusha Weerasinghe
Not Out
1
 
Tim Oon
Not Out
9
2
 
Matt Dyke
Did Not Bat
 
Shay Kohler
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
 
26
Total
for 7 wickets 42.1 overs
185

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
211/8
210/8d
Brondesbury CC - 4th XI
Highgate CC, Middx - 5th XI
L
W
Edmonton CC - 3rd XI
Finchley CC - 4th XI
117
119/5
North London CC - 5th XI
Alexandra Park CC - 4th XI
149
153/4
Crouch End CC - 4th XI

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# Team Pts
1. Winchmore Hill CC, Middlesex 75
2. North Middlesex CC 70
3. Crouch End CC 69
4. North London CC 67
5. Stoke Newington CC 64
6. Finchley CC 63
7. Brondesbury CC 62

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