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.


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

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

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter