Hornsey hammer Wembley to extend perfect start to the season

Hornsey captain Paul Weekes (centre) is congratulated by his team-mates Steve Atkinson (left) and Ch

Hornsey captain Paul Weekes (centre) is congratulated by his team-mates Steve Atkinson (left) and Chetan Patel after his fifth wicket against Wembley on Saturday. Pic: Max Flego - Credit: Max Flego

Hornsey are now the only team across the three divisions of the league with a 100 per cent record after they thrashed bottom side Wembley by 10 wickets.

The Tivoli Road side rolled their visitors over for just 106 before an unbroken century partnership between Jamie Harris and skipper Paul Weekes completed another resounding Division Two victory.

Teenager Tom Waine (3-24) and Jack Goldberg (1-8) produced a highly economical opening spell, softening Wembley up for the spin pairing of Weekes and Johnny Fawcett.

Fawcett (0-21) tied up one end while the captain demolished Wembley’s middle order, finishing with figures of 5-26 before Waine returned to mop up the tail in the 39th over.

Hornsey had already recorded nine-wicket wins twice this season – and they bettered that this time as Weekes (63 not out) and Harris (32no) steered them home at 110 without loss and with 20 overs to spare.

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Batsman Chetan Patel said: “Small totals can be tricky sometimes, but the guys did what they do best and got us over the line with no panic.

“We set out to get as many points on the board as possible before the format changed from 45-over stuff to timed games and it’s the best start we could have asked for.

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“But it’s early days yet. We’ll be missing four key players for our next game and that’s an opportunity for others to step up in the format that we know best.”

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