December 11 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Highgate are still in the promotion picture going into the final weekend of the season, having triumphed at Wembley on Saturday.
Tony Duckett took 5-53 as Wembley were skittled for 163, and Neil Brunner top-scored with an unbeaten 64, while Carman Mapatuna notched 43 not out and Ed Binns added 44 as Highgate reached 164-3 to triumph by seven wickets.
That kept them in the slipstream of second-placed Indian Gymkhana, who are eight points ahead in the promotion battle but will still need to get a positive result in their last match at home against South Hampstead to secure a move up to Division Two.
If Gymkhana get less than four points then a Highgate victory at home against Barnes would take them into the top two spots right at the finish line.
Elsewhere, North London are enjoying a relaxed end to their season, with little to play for after already securing their survival.
They suffered their ninth defeat of the campaign at the weekend, going down by six wickets at home against Enfield.
Peter Monar hit 69 but Enfield’s Adam Ezekiel claimed a hat-trick en route to recording figures of 5-50 as the hosts were dismissed for 177 – and Jack Plumb then hit an unbeaten 85 while Kyle Bacchus-Brown hit 50 as the visitors reached 178-4 after 34.4 overs.
South Hampstead are also safe from the drop – although they will play their part in the finale of the promotion battle when they complete their campaign against Gymkhana this weekend.
SH picked up a winning draw at home against relegated Edmonton in their penultimate outing, with Les Edwards scoring an impressive 126.