NATIONAL CUP FOURTH ROUND Osterley.... 253-9 Twickenham....115 all out (Osterley won by 138 runs)
Osterley got a certain measure of revenge over their old rivals when they marched on to the fifth round of the National Cup on Saturday.
They believed they had a point to prove against Twickenham, who took advantage of the rule book to take Osterley's promotion place three years ago.
Osterley finished first and Twickenham second back in 2005, but Osterley were not allowed to go up as they didn't have a colts section.
The same rule has continued to haunt Osterley for the last three seasons, despite finishing champions of the Trailfinder League Division One throughout.
A colts section has now been formed and skipper Asad Rizvi is confident his side can improve from a shaky start to finally claim their 'rightful' promotion.
"Beating Twickenham was doubly satisfying as we still think we are the better team," Rizivi added.
After losing the first two wickets cheaply, Osterley were given a tremendous boost by Laeeq Ahmed (72) and Abid Ahmed (54), who put together a match-winning 120 run partnership.
Chasing an imposing target, Twickenham were dealt an early blow as Aman Butar (2-17) claimed both openers cheaply.
Abid Ahmed claimed 2-21 and later left arm spinner Mandip Sohi took 2-29, with Twickenham losing wickets regularly on the way to defeat.
Osterley will now play Spencer or Richmond in the next round.