MIDDLESEX LEAGUE DIVISION TWO SHEPHERD'S BUSH 278-7 (48 overs) North London 155 all out (37.2 overs)
North London 0 BUSH 10pts
The crucial moment for Bush came when their captain and De la Rey Terblanche came together for a sixth wicket stand of 80 after the team had wobbled at 140-5.
Ed Reynolds pushed on with a vital 38 to settle the west Londoners, and the skipper was able to declare two overs early to get at the North London batsmen. Earlier, Mike Padbury had top scored on 49, although Reynolds admitted a score only 22 short of 300 had been a team effort. "And," he added, "there have been no teams this season able
to shoot down any decent total we've posted."
The game would have been over a lot quicker had recent history not repeated itself.
North London won the fixture at Bush in June because they dropped Maaz Haffeji on three. His crucial 24 won a close game, and of course he was dropped again on 10 when North were teetering on 47-7.
His 53 extended the match but not the contest.
And with Amit Suman back among the wickets taking four, and partner Will Speer taking three, they kept Bush in the second promotion spot.
The only downside was Richmond's easy win leaving both sides on 68 points with three games to play.
KENSINGTON 186 all out (39.4 overs)
Henley 188-8 (39.2 overs Henley win by two wickets SAN GORE will put his wicket-keeper's helmet in a safer place next time.
Needing two wickets while Henley needed three runs with four balls of a thrilling match left, Gore spilled the ball on to his helmet and gave away five runs - and the match.
A 109 partnership between Rohan Gish (48) and Saurab Sen (52) had rescued KCC after they lost an early wicket - but it didn't inspire his team-mates. They collapsed from 131-2, needing some tidy bowling to make a game of it. The Henley number six was also called back by KCC, when he was wrongly given out caught behind on 20. He went on to make 72.
PADDINGTON 225-6 Knebworth Park 183-5 40 overs match - Paddington won by 42 runs KNEBWORTH is used to 200-mile-an-hour guitar solos these days - but there was nothing pacy about the wicket around the corner from the rock festival site. In fact, it was a superhuman effort from Mark Saunders to thrash 103 in a ton partnership with Ralph Cabrell in just 12 overs, after the two had come together at 80-2.
The innings laid the marker for the rest of the match, and it was uphill for the hosts from then on, with seven Paddington bowlers used to keep Knebworth at bay in their innings.