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Gourlay’s second six-wicket haul is in vain as Highgate are defeated

15:25 07 July 2014

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Highgate's Craig Gourlay. Pic: Paolo Minoli

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Craig Gourlay’s second six-wicket haul of the season proved to be in vain as Highgate lost further ground on the top two in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Gourlay finished with figures of 6-56 to help ensure Highgate bowled out Middlesex Tamil Sports & Social Club for 186 – but that target turned out to be too steep for the visitors, who could only muster 94 in reply.

Highgate won the toss and put their hosts in, with Gourlay making the initial breakthrough as he had Mustufa Bhagat leg before for 13.

However, the Tamils made good progress through Ashok Andrew (16), Ragkhulan Loganathan (43) and Nisham Mazahir (44) before they were pegged back by Scott Thaxton.

Thaxton (3-48) got rid of all three eventually, with Andrew caught behind before Loganathan gave him a return catch and top scorer Mazahir was bowled.

There were contributions right down the MTSSC order, with Samjith Singarajah (16), Sharuvinothan Yoganantham (10), Jagath Gangeswaran (11), Shawn Gunarathinam (11), Sivathasan Kailasapillai (12) all reaching double figures.

Gourlay swept away the tail, while Edward Foster weighed in with 1-32 as the MTSSC innings came to an end in the 55th over.

Highgate struggled in reply, losing Chris Arul (10) and William Bowley (0) to Kailaspillai (3-29) and Ben Sudell (7) to Kavi Kannathasan (5-21).

Kannathasan ripped through Highgate’s middle order as he removed William Russell (2), Jake Sharland (5) and Johan de Silva (8), while Gourlay was unable to transfer his form with the ball, falling to Andrew for a duck.

Kailaspillai got rid of Foster (4) and the only real resistance came from Ed Binns, who top scored with 23 before Abdul Hamza prised him out, and no 10 Ian Swallow (20).

Swallow was the last man to go, dismissed by Kannathasan with the first ball of the 42nd over as Highgate slumped to a 92-run defeat and dropped to fourth place in the table.

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