It was a real rollercoaster of a game and it did not go unnoticed that the chase had taken three overs longer than the first innings. Ten more runs or three fewer overs would most likely have made the difference. Agonising stuff.
Six wins in seven games has taken Southgate to third place, just one point behind second placed Wembley, with Uxbridge probably out of reach, at the top.
Sunday saw an extravaganza of ‘golden oldies’, some perhaps now a little silver, as a Steve Rowe inspired game took place at Southgate between Jeremy Dangerfield’s XI and William Dean’s XI.
Southgate inflicted a crushing defeat on bottom of the table, Harrow Town, at The Walker Ground on Saturday, as they cruised to their fifth win in their last six games.
Saturday saw the 2s travel to the picturesque Harrow St Marys CC
In the tropical heat of Shepherds Cot, Southgate continued their recent good form by beating North London by 20 runs and moving to 3rd in the Middlesex League Third Division.
The 2nd team arrived to the Walker in fine fettle carrying only a minimal number of hangovers on the hottest day of the year. At the time we had an inkling this would be the hottest day we’d played on and research confirmed it was 6°C warmer than hottest June day ever in this correspondent’s home town.
Southgate’s roller coaster season continued, as after the debacle of 45 all out last week, at Barnes, they raced to a brilliant six wicket win off the last ball on Saturday, despite receiving ten overs less than the opposition.
The 2nd XI bounced back from a chastening defeat at the hands of Hornsey to record an equally comprehensive win away at Brondesbury. The 12 point victory ensured we leapfrogged the hosts in the table, moving out of the relegation places in the process.
A very disappointing batting performance saw Southgate’s recent winning run come crashing to an end.
A very rainy week, unsurprisingly, led to a wicket which was not easy for batting, and Barnes proved it as they were soon 5-2, and then 15-3.