Four In A Row
The Second Team made it four successive wins with a 46 run at Ruislip.
Batting first, we raced 40 off four overs. But the loss of wicket-keeper Jeremy O’Neill for a 23-ball 32 heralded a collapse as two wickets fell on 42 and in the 11th over the score had subsided to 70 for 5. Ash Haw, playing his first game of the season for the Second Team, provided some late resistance with 27, before the innings closed on a disappointing 142.
Ruislip too enjoyed a positive start and the openers had put on 28 in seven overs. Their captain Matt Ayling failed to cope with a short ball from Charlie Greer (pictured) which hit his helmet and the resulting cut above his left eye saw him retire, be taken to hospital and take no further part in the game.
Greer continued with an excellent spell of new ball bowling has he ripped out the top order with five wickets for 23 runs in four overs to leave Ruislip reeling at 73 for 5.
Paul Orton had then been introduced to the attack and his spell of 3 wickets for four runs from 20 balls saw the unlikely victory virtually complete. Ruislip were dismissed for 96 as the we romped home by a margin of 46 runs when Will Darraugh took the final catch on the midwicket boundary off the bowling of Jake Seagrave.
The Second Team remain second in the table, 26 points ahead of Chiswick and Whitton in third.