Wharton can’t save struggling Hornsey from fourth successive defeat

18:52 25 August 2014

Hornsey's Ed Wharton took 6-45 in Saturday's defeat against the new league leaders, Teddington. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hornsey's Ed Wharton took 6-45 in Saturday's defeat against the new league leaders, Teddington. Pic: Paolo Minoli


Hornsey gave Premier Division title challengers Teddington a scare at Tivoli Road, but a narrow 14-run defeat keeps them in the bottom two while their visitors rose to the top of the table.

Ed Wharton took 6-45 while wicketkeeper Jack Goldberg claimed five catches as Teddington were bowled out for 153 – but the hosts fell just short at 139 despite Basil Akram’s top score of 58, with Duncan Wood (6-42) emulating Wharton’s six-wicket haul.

Hornsey have now lost their last four league games and, with just two matches remaining, there is all to play for when they visit North Middlesex in a mammoth Crouch End derby this weekend.

Captain Michael Philipson lost the toss against Teddington, being asked to bowl, and his side made a good start.

Wharton removed the top three batsmen – James Wade (10), his fellow opener Tom Twiney (13) and Harry Bush (2) – to leave the away team 35-3.

Philipson (2-31) had James Keightley (16) caught behind by Goldberg and Martin Tucker (1-35) removed Ben Williams (28) before Wharton took another three successive wickets, prising out Max Page (21), Elliot Hannah (8) and Joe Barnett (12).

Teddington were now 115-8, and gloveman Goldberg had taken five catches behind the wicket – but Ben Ladd-Gibbon (7), Duncan Wood (18) and David Keightley (6no) added 38 valuable runs and pushed the total up to 153 before Paul Weekes (1-17) dismissed last man Wood in the 59th over.

It was a similar story in Hornsey’s reply as they struggled to get going and build momentum.

Hannah (1-15) removed James Bull (12) and James Keightley (3-21) bowled Philipson (8) and Garfield Struthers (17). That left Hornsey 50-3 and it was soon 59-5 as Paul Weekes (4) was caught off Wood (6-42) and Paul Plumbly was stumped for a duck.

Wood then worked his way through the tail end, taking five wickets in a row to remove Chetan Patel (1), Goldberg (0), the resilient Akram (58), Tucker (4) and finally Wharton (12) in the 42nd over.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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 Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 17:15

Joyce Esser struck a hat-trick as Hampstead & Westminster Ladies secured their fourth victory in a row in the Women’s Conference East, beating Harleston Magpies 4-1 and leapfrogging their visitors into the top three places.

Yesterday, 16:20

Highgate Harriers’ quartet of runners held off heavyweight opposition to clinch a surprise victory in the Southern Senior Relay Championships at Wormwood Scrubs.

Yesterday, 16:04

Belsize Park remain second in the London Division Two North West table and unbeaten after scoring six tries in a commanding 40-7 victory at Stockwood Park.

Yesterday, 15:56

Middlesex’s title-winning squad gained the royal seal of approval when they were presented with the County Championship trophy at Buckingham Palace.

Yesterday, 12:05

When the board of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust last sat down with Spurs’ hierarchy in September, the subject of domestic silverware came up.

Tue, 15:33

Paddington’s Tin-Tin Ho came agonisingly close to one of the biggest victories of her career before bowing out of the European Championships in Budapest.

Tue, 13:57

Jared Robinson scored Haringey’s seventh and final try in his last game for the club as the Rhinos halted West London’s winning start to the season and jumped into second place in the Herts/Middlesex Division Two table.

Tue, 12:33

Spurs Ladies’ latest hat-trick hero Wendy Martin says the Lilywhites are benefiting from the focus they have put on their attacking play and finishing after they took their remarkable tally to 26 goals in three games.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport


Show Job Lists

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


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now