Hornsey lose their unbeaten record at Uxbridge despite Solia ton

Uxbridge (10pts) 262-8 Hornsey (0) 212

Sean Solia’s second century of the campaign was not enough to rescue Hornsey’s unbeaten record as they slipped from the summit at Uxbridge.

Solia, who is the league’s leading run-scorer, blazed 121 as Hornsey chased 263 for victory – but a lower-order collapse meant they eventually slumped to a 50-run defeat.

Visiting skipper Garfield Struthers won the toss for the second successive week and opted to field, with Ed Wharton (1-54) gaining an early success by bowling Aman Quadri (9).

However, Uxbridge’s Andre Jason hit 43 at better than a run a ball and Sachin Puri anchored their innings with 101 before he eventually fell to Steve Atkinson (2-23).

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Jack Bruce (2-61) and Bash Patel (2-52) also got among the wickets for the visitors, while Marwan Mohammad’s knock of 46 helped to steer Uxbridge to 262-8 declared from 52 overs.

Hornsey suffered a double blow early in their reply, with Will Prest run out for a duck and Arthur George (3-40) bowling Struthers, also without scoring.

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Solia did his best to repair the innings, with support from Chetan Patel (21) and Atkinson (34), but wickets continued to fall to George and Prabhjot Singh (4-37).

Hornsey were eventually forced to abandon the chase and concentrate on holding out for a draw, but they could not quite see the game out and the home side clinched victory with nine balls to spare.

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