Search

Highgate extend their lead at the top after victory over Tamils

PUBLISHED: 12:01 30 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:01 30 June 2015

Highgate's Ed Foster (second from left) picked up four wickets against Middlesex Tamils Sports and Social Club. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Highgate's Ed Foster (second from left) picked up four wickets against Middlesex Tamils Sports and Social Club. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Archant

Ed Foster’s early burst of wickets laid the foundations for a seven-wicket success as Highgate stretched their lead at the top to 18 points in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Foster knocked over the first three wickets and finished with figures of 4-29 to help bowl out the Tamils for 154 and set up a resounding victory over Highgate’s closest challengers.

Highgate’s stand-in captain Craig Gourlay lost the toss and his side were asked to field, but they were soon in the driving seat as Foster bowled Niro Sritharan (7).

Fellow opener Samjith Singarajah made five before he followed in an identical fashion and, when Yogi Raithatha (13) became the third man to be bowled by Foster, the visitors were in trouble at 39-3.

Jack Peck kept up the pressure with an economical spell of 1-7 from five overs, bowling well in tandem with Gourlay and accounting for Jagath Gangeswaran, who was leg before for 19.

Gourlay, who finished with 2-28 from 14 overs, got rid of Ashok Andrew (5) and Raghukulan Loganathan, who was lbw first ball, while Sivathasan Kailasapillai was caught behind off Freddie Barrass (1-26) for a single.

That left the Tamils reeling at 72-7, but Sharuvinothan Yoganantham began their recovery by smashing 18 from just six balls before Scott Thaxton (1-16) had him stumped.

Visiting skipper Abdul Hamza then marshalled the tail successfully as he and Kavi Kannathasan (19) put on 30 for the ninth wicket and last man Gajendran Perinbanathan struck an unbeaten 20 at a run a ball.

Hamza, who batted purposefully for his 38, was last man out, falling to Hashen Ramanayake (1-41) as the Tamils’ innings eventually ended in the 45th over.

When Highgate replied, Kannathasan (2-34) made an early breakthrough as he dismissed Matt Holly (5), but Chris Arul and Callum Fraser settled down to compile a second-wicket stand of 63.

Arul continued his good form with the bat as he reached 51 from 57 balls, an innings that included eight fours and two sixes, before falling to Loganathan at 86-2.

Fraser followed soon afterwards, leg before to Kannathasan for 27 and, with 60 still required, the Tamils may have begun to sense a glimmer of hope.

Howeve, that was soon dispelled by Ramanayake (24 not out) and Nick Brunner (23no), who put together an unbroken partnership to steer their side over the line at 155-3 with the first ball of the 27th over.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 18:00

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Norwegian announced today a partnership that sees the award-winning airline named presenting partner of the NBA London Game 2019.

Yesterday, 17:00

Saracens forward set for another spell on the sidelines

Yesterday, 14:00

Mark McCall was left counting the cost of Saracens’ bruising Heineken Champions Cup battle with Glasgow Warriors.

Yesterday, 13:29

The draw for the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy has been made

Yesterday, 12:30

A look at how some of Tottenham Hotspur’s players fared while on international duty over the weekend

Yesterday, 10:00

Bostik Premier: Burgess Hill Town 3 Haringey Borough 1

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Saracens were made to scrap all the way as Mike Rhodes’ early try proved enough to see off gritty Glasgow at Scotstoun.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Vivianne Miedema and Jordan Nobbs both scored twice as Arsenal maintained their 100 per cent start to the Women’s Super League season by beating Chelsea 5-0 at Kingsmeadow, ending the home side’s unbeaten record.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now