A day wrought with incredibly strong wind and rain, Saturday marked the 5th last game of the season against top of the table MTSCC.
In contrast to the week before we now had a must win, bottom of the table clash at the Walker Ground against Kenton
In a bottom plays top clash at Stanmore, Southgate arrived in prompt fashion and had a long and productive warm up. Skipper Jez won the toss and elected to bat.
Southgate enjoyed a ’moral’ victory against the league leaders,Uxbridge, gaining five points for the faster scoring draw, but unfortunately fellow promotion hopes, Wembley, won, so that Southgate are still in 3rd position.
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.