Highgate cruise past North London

Cricket gloves dry beyond the boundary

Cricket gloves dry beyond the boundary - Credit: Archant

In-form Highgate cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket win at struggling North London in their Middlesex League Division Two derby at the weekend.

Fielding first, Highgate tore through the home side’s batting line-up to reduce them to 85-6.

David Monk and Scott Elstone shared the wickets to fall and, although opening batsman Hussain Shabbir made 36, North London were eventually dismissed for 155 in 53 overs.

Highate made light work of their pursuit, reaching their target in 34 overs, having lost just three wickets.

Shane McNamara and William Bowley fell cheaply in a nervous start, but opener Christopher Arul held firm and had good support from Scott Elstone.

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Both batsmen scored 71, with Arul finishing unbeaten as Highgate clinched victory to remain one point ahead of Enfield at the summit.

Highgate travel to Indian Gymkhana looking this weekend, as North London travel to Hornsey.

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