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Hornsey slip further off the pace in relegation fight after collapse at Hampstead

14:57 19 August 2014

Chetan Patel (centre) and his Hornsey team-mates are dismayed as Ben Scott survives an lbw decision against Ed Harton. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Chetan Patel (centre) and his Hornsey team-mates are dismayed as Ben Scott survives an lbw decision against Ed Harton. Pic: Paolo Minoli

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Hornsey slipped further off the pace in the relegation battle after being skittled for just 65 runs in a heavy defeat away at Hampstead.

Young Jack Bruce (centre) took 2-28 for Hornsey. Pic: Paolo MinoliYoung Jack Bruce (centre) took 2-28 for Hornsey. Pic: Paolo Minoli

The hosts declared on 257-9 after 60 overs and Hornsey never got started in their reply.

None of the top five batsmen reached double figures, with the best contribution coming from no6 Paul Plumbly (11) as the visitors were demolished in 25.1 overs.

The Tivoli Road started the weekend four points adrift of North Middlesex, but their local rivals beat Stanmore to jump three places up the table – and that now leaves Hornsey eight points from safety with three games left.

Hornsey skipper Michael Philipson chose to field, and Ed Wharton (3-49) struck twice to remove both openers, George Adair (10) and Steve Clark (17), leaving the hosts 39-2.

Hampstead batsman Mubasher Hassan just manages to squeeze the ball past Hornsey captain Michael Philipson en route to his half-century. Pic: Paolo MinoliHampstead batsman Mubasher Hassan just manages to squeeze the ball past Hornsey captain Michael Philipson en route to his half-century. Pic: Paolo Minoli

However, Ben Scott and Mubasher Hassan shared a 93-run third-wicket partnership. And, although young Jack Bruce (2-28) dismissed Hassan (51) and the incoming Archie Fellowes (2) in quick succession, Scott and Freddie Fairhead reached 166-4.

Oli Yew (2-50) prised out Scott (64) and then Fairhead (38), but Hampstead were already past 200 with four wickets in hand.

Liam Hughes made 33 before being caught off Sandeep Singh (1-46), and Desmond O’Leary notched 16 before becoming Wharton’s third victim, while Chris Beaumont-Dark (13 not out) helped Hampstead to pass 250 before they declared.

Hornsey reached 22 without loss in reply, but a collapse meant they suddenly found themselves 27-6.

When openers Garfield Struthers (4) and James Bull (7) were dismissed, Chetan Patel and Richard Wharton followed for ducks, and Philipson departed for three before Ed Wharton also trudged back to the pavilion without scoring.

Plumbly (11) reached double figures but there was little chance of saving the match, and Martin Tucker (2), Singh (0) and Bruce (6) offered scant resistance.

Hampstead’s Hassan (5-32) and Clark (4-8) shared nine of the 10 wickets between them, with Fairhead (1-6) getting the other one.

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