Brondesbury and Hornsey both slip up in Division Two promotion battle
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Brondesbury slipped out of the promotion spots after a four-wicket defeat at Harrow St Mary’s – and Hornsey were unable to capitalise as they drew with Indian Gymkhana.
Bron declared on 172-7 after 51 overs, but their hosts reached 173-6 in reply, with Ajay Soni hitting an unbeaten 76.
That opened the door for Hornsey, who started the day three points outside the top two – but they could only pick up two points in a losing draw away against Gymkhana.
Captain Paul Weekes hit an unbeaten 72 in Hornsey’s total of 151-8 declared, and the home side posted 139-8 in reply.
Brondesbury slipped into third place and Hornsey dropped to fourth as Barnes won at Enfield and leapfrogged both sides, taking the second spot behind leaders Finchley.
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Elsewhere, in Division Three, South Hampstead secured the lion’s share of the spoils in their draw at bottom side Kenton – the first time they have avoided defeat on the road this summer.
Sagar Patel hit 56 as SH declared at 267-7, and Jamal Ahmed then took 4-48 but Kenton finished on 134-6. It leaves South Hampstead 21 points above the drop zone and 19 outside the promotion spots.
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