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Mixed fortunes as season nears its end

Narrow defeat for North Middlesex at Stanmore, while Evison and Davson inspire 118-run victory for Hampstead

31 August, 2017

NORTH Middlesex lost their penultimate game of the season in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League by just three runs on Saturday in a thriller at Stanmore.

Opener Steven Reingold enjoyed a knock of 103 as the hosts posted a testing score of 270-9 from their allotted 50 overs. Adam Price was the pick of the North Midd bowlers as he took 4-54 in 10 overs.

The visitors put in a spirited reply with four players – skipper Tom Nicoll (45 runs), Price (47). Ravi Patel (44) and Joel Hughes (45) – all coming within a whisker of a half-century.

In an agonising finale, North Midd just missed out on victory, however, as they finished their 50 overs on 267-8.

Meanwhile, Sam Evison and Garth Davson scored 125 and 104 runs respectively as Hampstead recorded a 118-run win over Brondesbury. Hampstead scored 299-5 off their 50 overs, before dismissing their opponents for just 181.

Ealing were crowned league champions after beating Finchley.

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