Wembley Cricket Club clinched an important and comfortable win over struggling Twickenham in Middlesex County League Division Two on Saturday.
Wembley skipper Alex Greig won the toss and opted to bat on what looked a slow and low track, and they got out of the traps quickly, with openers Adrian Green (38) and Sneh Shah (37) finding themselves 51-0 off 10 overs. Prinay Patel batting at four also made a solid
contribution scoring 37, while number three Matt Sampson, back for the first time this year, amassed 25.
Wembley were handily placed at 175-4 with 10 overs remaining but were pegged back by Twickenham skipper Carlos Nunes (six-for-55) to finish 197 all out in 50.3 overs.
The win moved Wembley up to sixth in the table.
After tea, Twickenham started positively, J-P Cronje getting the ball rolling with a boundary, while Grant Hughes (58) managed two sixes off Sandesh Chadev's first over.
The charge was short-lived as the visitors lost wickets rapidly and were soon 40-for-three.
The pitch became more uneven as the match went on and Wembley's bowlers took full advantage with only Hughes offering any real resistance.
Raj Amunugama (4-61) bowled well from the far end, well supported by Greig (4-31) whose left-arm spin stifled the scoring from the Pavilion End, and Sandesh Chavan (2-41).
Mark Ryan (18 not out) offered stubborn resistance batting at seven, but wickets fell regularly at the other end.
Twickenham were dismissed for a less than inspiring 133 from 35.3 overs, to give Wembley a comfortable 64-run win, which will restore their confidence after a couple of poor recent results.
Wembley's next match is an away fixture against North London on Saturday, with play starting at 1pm.