Wheato set for relegation
PUBLISHED: 11:04 27 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:22 06 May 2010
SHL Division Three Totteridge Millhillians 262-8 beat Wheathamstead 141 by 121 runs WHEATHAMPSTEAD are certain to slip into Division Four after losing heavily to fifth-placed Totteridge who still have ambitions for promotion. Wheato bowled first and, d
SHL Division Three
Totteridge Millhillians 262-8 beat Wheathamstead 141 by 121 runs
WHEATHAMPSTEAD are certain to slip into Division Four after losing heavily to fifth-placed Totteridge who still have ambitions for promotion.
Wheato bowled first and, despite early success from Nick Weaver limiting Totteridge to 27-3 in nine overs, reality set in as H Hussain hit 129no to take the home team's score to 262-8 after just 44 overs.
Although Wheato stayed ahead of the Totteridge run-rate throughout their innings only Ibra Walayat with a highly entertaining 34 and Hashmi's opening salvo of 29 really threatened. However, credit to both Mukesh Patel (15) and Lozza Garland (17) for showing excellent resistance and some nice shots in the middle order. Wheato ended on 141 all out.
BUSHEY opted to bat first against Wheathampstead IIs and scored 173-8 with Rothwell top scoring with 34.
David Dabare's off spin did the damage as he bamboozled the Bushey middle order with variation in flight and spin to end with 14-2-37-5. Wheato were confident in getting the runs and a solid batting display saw the Nomanslanders coast home in 28 overs with Skipper Tim Kiek capping an essential win with a fine 50. One more victory in the final two matches should see WCC II's promoted to Division Seven.
WHEATHAMPSTEAD'S Sunday XI enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining match with Walthamstow Horizontals who set up a score of 227-5 after their 40 overs with Shankar 96 and Warren 64no doing the damage.
However, better was to come as skipper Peter Griffiths hit his maiden ton with 107 and Andy Alexander hit his first half century for the club ending on 57 to dominate proceedings. Wheato completed a fine win with a sumptuous cover drive for four from Dan Norris to end up worthy winners on 230-5.