Search

Hassan’s six-wicket haul helps Hampstead thrash league leaders Teddington

13:13 14 July 2014

Mubasher Hassan recorded stunning figures of 6-13 for Hampstead against Teddington. Pic: Max Flego

Mubasher Hassan recorded stunning figures of 6-13 for Hampstead against Teddington. Pic: Max Flego

Max Flego Sports Photography

Mubasher Hassan took six wickets as Hampstead continued their resurgence with an emphatic nine-wicket victory away against league leaders Teddington in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Hassan took 6-13 while Zak Khan claimed 3-15 as the hosts were dismissed for just 66, and Hampstead’s Steve Clark (33 not out) and Ben Scott (32no) took the visitors over the winning line at 67-1 after just 14.1 overs.

Reigning champions Hampstead were third from bottom two weeks ago, 29 points off the top and just two above the drop zone after winning just one of their first eight games.

However, back-to-back victories over second-placed Twickenham and pacesetters Teddington have taken them up to fifth.

The chairman of Hampstead’s playing committee, Nick Brown, said: “It’s a great result, but freakish and not indicative of any difference between the teams. Some days everything goes your way and Saturday was one of them.

“Nonetheless, we are happy to collect another win and, with the other results in the league this weekend, it helps to bring everyone closer together.

“We can’t afford to let ourselves get carried away as our results in the first half of the season left us way off the pace, but we are starting to get some momentum.

“It would be a stretch to say that we are right in the mix at the top, but we are back in touch and, having beaten the top two teams in the table in the last two weeks, I think we have signalled to any doubters that we aren’t ready to be written off just yet.”

While Hassan and Khan laid the foundations for the victory with their bowling, Brown had words of praise for the batsmen – and one in particular.

“We adopted a very positive attitude with the bat and it was great that Steve Clark and Ben Scott knocked off the runs,” he said.

“It’s no secret that Ben has struggled for runs this season and we are all happy that he got some this time. He has been working hard and his attitude has been exactly what you would expect of someone who has played the game professionally.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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, 12:03
Dawid Malan inT20 action for Middlesex against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan feels the county’s Twenty20 fortunes would improve if the tournament were streamlined over a shorter period of time.

Yesterday, 07:00
Hornsey's Chetan Patel (pictured) shared a 50-run partnership with Paul Weekes. Pic: Max Flego

Hornsey batsman Chetan Patel believes his side are back in the promotion race after crushing Brentham by 114 runs for their second successive win in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Harry Kane struck a fine first-half goal for Tottenham

Harry Kane was back amongst the goals with a fine first-half strike in Tottenham’s first public pre-season match, but Tottenham were beaten 2-1 by the MLS All-Stars in Denver, Colorado.

Wed, 19:00
North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll hit 60 and then took three wickets. Pic: Paolo Minoli

North Middlesex slipped to third in the table, dropping 14 points behind the leaders after falling agonisingly short of a victory at Southgate in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

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


Our trusted business finder