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Manhar Patel hits a ton as Harrow Town send South Hampstead to room 101

12:34 08 July 2014

Harrow Town celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

Harrow Town celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

Max Flego Sports Photography

Manhar Patel hit 101 as Harrow Town earned a comprehensive victory over South Hampstead in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League, triumphing by exactly the same number of runs.

Patel struck 13 fours and a six in his impressive knock, which was eventually ended by Sridharam Sriram (4-56), as Town declared on 248-7.

SH reached 123-3 in reply but they then collapsed, losing their last seven wickets for just 24 runs as they were skittled for 147.

SH elected to bowl and Kirk Drummond removed Parth Goradia (16) early on, but that brought Patel to the crease and he shared a 50-run partnership with Bhavik Thakkar (29), who was also prised out by Drummond (2-57).

Patel and Arsalan Khalid put on another 62 runs together, taking the hosts to 131-2 before the latter was caught off Karthik Jagannathan (1-48).

That sparked a mini-collapse as Inarajith Halpage (1) and Mohamed Nawfer (7) were both dismissed by Sriram, leaving Town 146-5.

However, Mehul Gokhani joined Patel and they added 101 runs together – a remarkably significant number in the match.

Patel was eventually sent packing by Sriram, who immediately took his fourth and final wicket by bowling the Prashanth Kumar Patel (0) for a golden duck.

Town declared moments later, at the end of the 49th over, having reached 248-7, with Gokhani unbeaten on 37.

SH’s reply started well, with Sebastian Rae and Leroy Shepherd reaching 48 without loss.

However, it was soon 48-2 as Rae (11) was trapped lbw by Halpage (1-26) and Shepherd (25) was caught by Nawfer off Khalid (1-27) – and Sriram could only add six before being caught and bowled by Gokhani (3-36).

Nish Patel and captain James Williams steadied the ship with a 62-run partnership, reaching 123-3, but that was as good as it got.

Nish Patel (40) was bowled by Town captain Kamlesh Desai for 40 – his side’s top score – and Williams (27) was caught and bowled by Gokhani, who then dismissed Fuad Ahmed (6).

The wickets continued to tumble as Avnish Patel (3) was caught off Desai (3-37), who then had Majid Akram caught for a duck.

SH were now 133-8, having lost five wickets for just 10 runs. Jagannathan (1) survived 21 balls but was then caught off Ankit Patel, who only bowled one over – a maiden which included the wicket.

That achievement was quickly trumped by Manhar Patel though. He only bowled one ball in the match, at the start of the 40th over – and it took out last man Drummond for a duck.

Meanwhile, South Hampstead’s junior colts manager David Chase hopes more female players will pour into the club when they host their ECB club open day on Saturday.

SH will be holding a taster session for girls between 10am and 12pm.

“I’ve been trying for the last few years to get a girls team going at the club and I think this is a perfect opportunity to do something with regards to that,” said Chase.

“We have had girls come down with their brothers to take part in training but I think it is important for them to have their own team.”

The ECB Club Open Days, in partnership with Waitrose, is a nationwide initiative that aims to help boost grassroots cricket participation by encouraging cricket clubs to open their pavilion doors and welcome guests from their local community for a day.

Find out when your local club open day is and pop along by visiting www.ecb.co.uk/clubopendays

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