Skipper’s disappointed with South Hampstead’s batting - and sledging incident
- Credit: Archant
South Hampstead captain James Williams was disappointed with his side’s batting display in their defeat against league leaders Wembley – and with a sledging incident.
SH were skittled for 117 after 45.3 overs – and the visitors reached 118-7 in reply in the 29th over to inflict a three-wicket loss.
South Hampstead visit Kenton this weekend and, even though the home side are sitting in the bottom two, Williams says his team will need to improve to get a result.
“It wasn’t good enough. Quite simply we didn’t score enough runs,” he said. “We’ve got Kenton next and we need to be looking to win all our games.
“Despite their league position any team can beat anyone in this league if they perform on the day.”
You may also want to watch:
Saturday’s match was marred by a sledging incident involving Wembley captain Chulananda de Silva and SH batsman Fuad Ahmed.
“It wasn’t great,” said Williams. “Because the incident was between a batsman and their captain it was difficult for the umpire, as usually it’s the captain who comes in to cool down these situations.
- 1 London Assembly elections: Camden, Barnet and Haringey's candidates
- 2 Swimmers launch legal challenge to charges at Hampstead Heath Ponds
- 3 Matt Hancock to give evidence at Infected Blood Inquiry
- 4 'Unacceptable' HGV use by developers in Church Row writes off 3 cars
- 5 Brent Cross Shopping Centre stabbing victim named
- 6 North London nurses: 1% NHS pay offer is a 'kick in the teeth'
- 7 Home of the week: Charming Victorian home for sale in Stroud Green
- 8 Golders Green Hippodrome 'chooses love' at interfaith Covid vaccine drive
- 9 Seven things to do in Hampstead and Highgate after May 17
- 10 Hampstead woman's mission to bring greater racial equality in education
“We are local rivals and we were playing for 10 points. The umpires’ assessor was present but I’m not sure if any further action will be taken.”
De Silva said: “It is always a tough game with South Hampstead but it seems that when the chips are down they try to make us lose concentration.
“We played them in pre-season and it was similar. One of their players seems to get himself psyched up by sledging our bowlers and fielders.
“On Saturday one of their players was having a word with a few of my boys and then, when he got some back, he was going to the umpire complaining. Then he hit a six and came charging towards me swearing.
“Obviously we won the game, which is what we went there to do.”