Wembley failed to chalk up a league win during the whole of last season, but they managed one at the first time of asking when they defeated neighbours Harrow by 55 runs in Saturday's County League Division Two opener at Vale Farm.
Skipper Alex Greig won the toss and elected to bat, but the visitors soon had Wembley in all sorts of trouble with the top three batsmen all dismissed with only 14 runs on the scoreboard.
Although Harrow's Theo Modeste was in fine form, and finished with 4-40, Wembley's middle order managed to turn things round, Patel (26) and Lee Dawkins (45) helping to build the score, and the home side eventually closed on 181 for eight.
A spell of rain did nothing to help Harrow's cause in their reply, and they struggled against the bowling of Raj Amunugama and Azar, and were in deep trouble at 18 for three.
Only Darren Crook (43) and Modeste (23) managing to produce a modicum of good form before the visitors fell away and were all out for 126.
Amunugama did most of the damage, taking a fine 6-54, while Azar weighed in with 2-11, and Greig snapped up 2-36.
For Harrow, Tushaar Karia made a good league debut.
* Harrow quickly got back on track on Sunday with a great performance away at Watford Town in the Evening Standard Trophy.
Put in to bat, Harrow closed on 296 for nine. Steve Clarke top scored with 65 not out and he was well supported by Dave Walker (49) and Suk Bhupal 48. Waqas Hussain also looked the part with a fine 38.
Darren Crook took the bowling honours with 5-39 as Watford Town fell away and could only manage 217 all out in their reply.
Wembley played out a draw against Highgate on Sunday.
They made 185 for nine, with Highgate scoring 174 for seven in reply.
Khan (3-41) took the bowling honours.