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Middlesex League Division Two: North London suffer relegation after Enfield tie

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 September 2017

Cricket gloves dry beyond the boundary

Cricket gloves dry beyond the boundary

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Champions Highgate show their class to win at Hornsey on the final day of the 2017 campaign

North London suffered relegation from the Middlesex League Division Two at the weekend after playing out a thrilling tie at Enfield.

Sam Bardon won the toss and decided to bat first against the third-placed club, but saw Simon Mintoft fall for just six.

Will Lake (29) and Jordan Gregory (37) both got in, yet failed to kick on and left North London 91-3.

Bardon struck 29 batting at five and Tom Wakeford added 44 down the order, but the visitors could only manage 223-8 from their 45 overs.

It was a decent total, yet looked even better when Enfield were reduced to 40-3 with Zila Jennings claiming 3-39.

Lasbourne Edwards steadied the ship for the hosts with a rapid 74, but he was caught to leave the home side on 154-5.

Kyal Bacchus-Brown’s 47 kept his team in the hunt before late drama occurred at Enfield with North London needing a win to stay up.

Will Lake picked up 2-12 and Jennings ran out Leo Smith during a thrilling end to the 2017 season.

Enfield levelled the scores, but lost two wickets including Andrew Mitcheson off the last ball of the match to see the game end as a tie.

It was an excellent fight back by North London, yet not enough to see them stay up, as they finished ninth and five points off safety.

Champions Highgate ended the campaign in style with a five wicket win away to local rivals Hornsey.

Muazam Ali won the toss and put the hosts in to bat first and saw Craig Gourlay (4-27) impress.

He was backed up well by Misem Ali Syed Zaidi (3-26), as Paul Weekes’ 57 was only enough to help Hornsey reach 175 before they were dismissed.

Christopher Arul struck 60 at the top of the order for Highgate to help them recover after Jack Bruce (1-32) had opener Shane McNamara caught for a duck.

Wicket-keeper Philip Knott also passed fifty, as the champions got home in the 41st over with five wickets to spare.

Hornsey finished the campaign in seventh, while Highgate can now look forward to Premier Division cricket next season.

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