Captain’s knock can’t save Hornsey from defeat against Premier Division leaders

13:16 23 June 2014

Hornsey captain Michael Philipson scored a century but his side were still defeated. Pic: Max Flego

Hornsey captain Michael Philipson scored a century but his side were still defeated. Pic: Max Flego

Max Flego Sports Photography

Michael Philipson’s first century of the season was not enough to save Hornsey as they slid to a 99-run defeat against the Premier Division leaders in the Middlesex County Cricket League.

The Hornsey captain held his side’s innings together with a glittering knock of 111, but a lack of support meant the visitors were unable to hold out for a draw.

Philipson had sent Teddington in after winning the toss, but his opening bowlers were put to the sword as James Keightley (41) and Harry Bush (26) shared a first-wicket partnership of 64.

Keightley’s run-out was soon followed by Bush’s dismissal at the hands of Oli Yew (3-63), who also removed Richard King (10) leg before to pen Teddington back at 96-3.

James Fear (20) also succumbed to a run-out, while Nii-Amaa Ollenu (5-68) made further inroads with the wickets of Ben Williams (29) and Joe Austin (14).

But a century stand between Tom Ullyott (59) and Joe Barnett (52) put Teddington firmly in control before Sandeep Singh took a catch off Yew to get rid of Ullyott at 260-7.

Ollenu then blew away the tail, sending Paul Higham (1), Barnett and David Keightley (1) back to the pavilion in rapid succession as the home side totalled 269 all out in the 62nd over.

Hornsey suffered an immediate setback to their reply when Higham (1-26) trapped Conor Goodwin-Tindall lbw without scoring, but Philipson and James Bull (8) steadied the ship.

Teddington’s Ben Ladd-Gibbon (5-33) put them on the back foot again as he had Bull caught behind and then bowled Richard Wharton (1), but James Fleming (20) helped Philipson to take Hornsey into three figures.

When Fleming was leg before to David Keightley (3-57), wickets began to fall at a regular rate as Will Notley (1) and Henry Howard (9) departed, although the skipper swept on to reach his ton.

But Ladd-Gibbon returned to dismiss Ed Wharton (1) and Sandeep Singh (0) in successive deliveries and, when Philipson was ninth out, defeat was only a matter of time.

Ladd-Gibbon duly wrapped up the innings in the 52nd over by bowling Ollenu (0) to complete a five-wicket haul and keep his side on top of the table.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 13:10
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Manchester United

What we predicted

Christian Eriksen (centre) scored both of Tottenham's goals against Swansea on Sunday

Christian Eriksen admits he feels like “the old one” in Tottenham’s midfield alongside Eric Dier and Dele Alli, and that it gave him an added sense of responsibility as he scored both of the visitors’ goals in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Swansea.

Yesterday, 07:00
Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and Manchester United's Ashley Young battle for the ball (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Hector Bellerin after the full-back’s excellent performance in the win over Manchester United.

Yesterday, 06:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gestures on the touchline (John Walton/PA Wire)

Arsene Wenger was pleased to see his Arsenal side put their midweek disappointment behind them with a 3-0 thrashing of Manchester United.

Most read sport

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot


You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

Digital Edition

Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder