Hornsey dig in for draw away to high-flying Enfield in Division Two

The local cricket season is well underway (pic: George Sessions).

The local cricket season is well underway (pic: George Sessions). - Credit: Archant

Garfield Struthers’ men were 102-0 chasing 299 to win before they lost both their openers and ended on 219-7

Hornsey’s two-game winning streak in the Middlesex County League Division Two was ended on Saturday at Enfield, but they still batted out to secure a draw.

Garfield Struthers’ team went into the contest with plenty of belief, but found life tough away to the early pace-setters.

Enfield batted first and hit a score of 298-6 from 55 overs with Paul Weekes (2-115) and Bhasker Patel (2-114) doing their best to restrict the flow of runs.

Hornsey made a decent fist of the chase in reply and put on 102 for the first wicket, but when James Bull went for 50 it slowed down the progress of the visitors.

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Weekes stuck around, but he was caught for 89 off 126 balls to leave the score on 194-5 – putting Enfield firmly on top.

Struthers men batted out for the draw though, and got to 219-7 from 45 overs to claim two points from the match.

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Fourth-placed Hornsey are next in action on Saturday, on the road again, this time away to Eastcote, who are seventh after nine games.

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