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Monar stars with bat and ball as North London beat basement boys Ickenham

15:00 07 July 2014

North London players celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

North London players celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

Max Flego Sports Photography

Pete Monar starred with both bat and ball as North London successfully defended a modest total to take maximum points against bottom side Ickenham in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Monar scored almost half of his side’s runs with a priceless knock of 61 in their total of 127 at Shepherd’s Cot – and he then weighed in with an economical spell of 2-17 from 10 overs as Ickenham were shot out for just 95.

Morning showers persuaded Ickenham to put their hosts in after winning the toss, but Monar and Paul Brierley (16) gave a NL a solid start with a partnership of 50.

However, Paul Sims took a return catch to dismiss Brierley – and the Ickenham bowler then proceeded to turn the innings on its head as he recorded remarkable figures of 9-34.

Sam Bardon was the only NL batsman to avoid becoming a victim of Sims – although that was scant consolation as he was run out for a duck before Simon Rivers (4) gave Sims another caught and bowled.

Rosh Tennakoon (5) helped Monar move the NL total along to 85-3 but, when he was caught by Ross Berti, that precipitated a collapse as Sims trapped Monar leg before.

Jack Atchinson and Tom Wakeford both departed without scoring and, although Milo Jennings (17) did his best to bolster the innings, he too eventually fell prey to Sims.

The Ickenham man also dismissed James Baker for a duck and rounded off proceedings by removing Freddie Issitt (13) as NL crumbled to 127 all out in 39 overs.

But the home side immediately ripped through Ickenham’s top order as Baker (4-45) got rid of openers Charith Gunasekera (0) and Berti (2), along with Daniel Pope (0).

At the other end, Issitt (2-9) pinned Sam Bensted (1) leg before and had Greg Knowles (4) caught by Tennakoon to leave Ickenham in dire straits at 12-5.

Scott Wilsher (28 not out) and Sims (20) dug their side out of that hole with a partnership of 41, but Monar made the breakthrough by removing Sims lbw.

Baker picked up his fourth wicket, bowling Dean Waller for a single, but Vrushant Patel offered some resistance with a quickfire 19 before he fell to Rivers (2-16).

Monar returned to prise out Steve Gibson (10) and Rivers wrapped up a 32-run victory for NL in the 35th over by dismissing last man Craige Liquorish for a duck.

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