North London salvage draw after surviving last-ball thriller at home

The cricket season is well underway (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The cricket season is well underway (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Sam Bardon’s team travel to Middlesex Tamil Sports & Social Club next this weekend

North London were involved in a last-ball thriller in the Middlesex County League Division Three on Saturday and managed to claim a draw.

Hosting bottom of the table South Hampstead, the lowly visitors managed to make 184 all out off 51.4 overs.

North London were then reduced to 181-9 with one ball left, but bowler Zila Jennings survived it and got a single to see the match end a draw.

Despite the disappointing result, there were plenty of good performances from the hosts with Navaid Akhtar taking 4-29 off 9.4 overs.


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In reply, Sam Bardon hit 41 and Yasiru Mudiyanselage top scored with 53, but when he was caught soon after he had passed fifty, it left North London on 156-8.

Fortunately Freddie Issitt (16) and Ted Greally (11 not out) batted sensibly to ensure they come away with a draw.

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North London remain in fourth position on 63 points with 13 fixures played.

Bardon’s team will travel to Middlesex Tamil Sports & Social Club next with only four points between the sides.

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