Cricket: North Middlesex defend Middlesex League T20 title with victory over Ealing

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 July 2017

Tom Nicoll of North Middlesex (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Tom Nicoll of North Middlesex (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Middlesex League T20 final: North Middlesex (157-7) beat Ealing (148-9) by nine runs

North Middlesex were able to defend their Middlesex League T20 title with a nine-run win over Ealing in the final.

After being put into bat, North Middlesex were able to make a fast start and reached 49-2 after six overs.

Evan Flowers would eventually top scored with a superb 52 off 34 balls as North Middlesex closed on 157-7, with Ollie Tikare chipping in with an unbeaten 24 off 18.

With the ball, it was Luke Hollman who impressed for North Middlesex as he finished with figures 4-20 to take man of the match honours.

Earlier with the ball, Joel Hughes and skipper Tom Nicoll had applied plenty of pressure to the Ealing batsmen.

It was a third triumph in four years for North Middlesex, who now go forward to represent the county in the South East Area finals later this month.

“It was a fantastic day out and thanks to all that came to support,” said skipper Nicoll.

“We have now won this trophy three times in fours years, a remarkable achievement and a huge amount of fun in doing so.”

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