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Wharton can’t save struggling Hornsey from fourth successive defeat

18:52 25 August 2014

Hornsey's Ed Wharton took 6-45 in Saturday's defeat against the new league leaders, Teddington. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hornsey's Ed Wharton took 6-45 in Saturday's defeat against the new league leaders, Teddington. Pic: Paolo Minoli

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Hornsey gave Premier Division title challengers Teddington a scare at Tivoli Road, but a narrow 14-run defeat keeps them in the bottom two while their visitors rose to the top of the table.

Ed Wharton took 6-45 while wicketkeeper Jack Goldberg claimed five catches as Teddington were bowled out for 153 – but the hosts fell just short at 139 despite Basil Akram’s top score of 58, with Duncan Wood (6-42) emulating Wharton’s six-wicket haul.

Hornsey have now lost their last four league games and, with just two matches remaining, there is all to play for when they visit North Middlesex in a mammoth Crouch End derby this weekend.

Captain Michael Philipson lost the toss against Teddington, being asked to bowl, and his side made a good start.

Wharton removed the top three batsmen – James Wade (10), his fellow opener Tom Twiney (13) and Harry Bush (2) – to leave the away team 35-3.

Philipson (2-31) had James Keightley (16) caught behind by Goldberg and Martin Tucker (1-35) removed Ben Williams (28) before Wharton took another three successive wickets, prising out Max Page (21), Elliot Hannah (8) and Joe Barnett (12).

Teddington were now 115-8, and gloveman Goldberg had taken five catches behind the wicket – but Ben Ladd-Gibbon (7), Duncan Wood (18) and David Keightley (6no) added 38 valuable runs and pushed the total up to 153 before Paul Weekes (1-17) dismissed last man Wood in the 59th over.

It was a similar story in Hornsey’s reply as they struggled to get going and build momentum.

Hannah (1-15) removed James Bull (12) and James Keightley (3-21) bowled Philipson (8) and Garfield Struthers (17). That left Hornsey 50-3 and it was soon 59-5 as Paul Weekes (4) was caught off Wood (6-42) and Paul Plumbly was stumped for a duck.

Wood then worked his way through the tail end, taking five wickets in a row to remove Chetan Patel (1), Goldberg (0), the resilient Akram (58), Tucker (4) and finally Wharton (12) in the 42nd over.

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