Highgate too good for Indian Gymkhana

Cricket bats, hats and helmet (Pic: Jacob Ranson)

Cricket bats, hats and helmet (Pic: Jacob Ranson) - Credit: Archant

Highgate eased to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Indian Gymkhana in their latest Middlesex League Division Two outing.

Captain Syed Muazam Ali won the toss and put the home side into bat, then saw Edward Foster (3-32) strike three early blows with the new ball to leave them 22-3.

Malik Shahid Sadiq got in on the act with a fourth wicket with only 31 runs on the board, before home skipper Rakesh Khade put on 33 with Rana Khan (44).

Craig Gourlay (3-33) ended the resistance and David Monk (2-24) helped dismiss Gymkhana for 133 in 52 overs.

But Christopher Arul and Kulbir Gill fell cheaply to leave Highgate 18-2 in reply, giving Gymkhana some hope.

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It proved a false dawn for the hosts, though, as Shane McNamara and Scott Elstone shared an unbroken 116-run partnership to secure victory for Highgate in the 28th over.

Elstone was unbeaten on 70, hitting 14 fours in a 63-ball innings, as McNamara (51 not out) struck a six and seven fours and faced 89 deliveries.

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