Hornsey 140 /4
North Midd 141/5
North Midd win by 5 wickets
Early wickets for Tom and Adam allowed a bit of complacency to set in which Hornsey took advantage of. A challenging 140 was set by some controlled hitting and the odd short delivery. Adam bowled a good line and took two catches. Nikhil had no luck but contributed with an athletic piece of fielding to run out their number three. Raffy added to his seasons tally. However, it is fair to say we lacked a bit of energy in the field.
The North Midd reply was headed by Nico and Freddie who showed intent taking advantage of the opportunity to open the batting. Nico 28 off 16 enjoyed himself until he was cleaned up by a low bouncing LENGTH ball. A couple of avoidable run outs followed before the boy from Forest kept the run rate on track with a hard hitting 22 off 17 - well batted Adam. Freddie's fine innings came to an end and that left Gabriel and Bish to debate who was going to hit the winning runs. Bish took the honours and ten more points to the Midd.
Man of the match - Adam for two catches, one wicket and a powerful batting cameo.
One match to go and then the next rounds. It would be great to win the league for the first time and wonderful to see so many of you at the nets practicing.
Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.