Middlesex Championship Division One
Wycombe House 251 all out
Edmonton 128 all out
Wycombe House won by 123 runs
Mehboob Elahi struck a crucial century to keep Wycombe House in the title race with victory over Edmonton on Saturday.
Edmonton won the toss and surprisingly put House into bat on a flat deck, and the hosts made the most of it by getting off to a flyer, opening bat Jalal Uddin setting the tone with a quick fire 38. After he went, Elahi and young Savin Perera continued the onslaught, the two left handers blazing the ball to all parts of the ground in an exhilarating 130-run partnership.
Perera went for a fantastic 45 while Elahi punished the bowlers some more before finally being dismissed for a fantastic 114, as House finished on 251 all out off 43 overs.
In reply, skipper Alex Thamby and Zahid Ahmed probed away with the new ball with no luck until the 10over, when Thamby found a breakthrough and wickets started to tumble, and 45-0 soon became 50-3 as he took three in quick succession.
Then it was time for spin as the Elahi twins got in on the act, with both Mehbooh and Sohail proving unplayable as they picked up three wickets a piece to dismiss Edmonton for 128.
House remain third, three points off joint leaders Osterley , who went down to a shock 84-run defeat to bottom side SKLP, and Bessborough.
In Division Two, Turnham Green & Polytechnic skittled poor Peshwa for just 84 to beat them by 172 runs, while Old Isleworthians & Heston are now on -40 at the bottom of Division Three are failing to fulfil their fixture against Ealing Three Bridges, and in Division Four, a century (105) from Dhiren Barbar was of little use for Rajput Samaj as they lost to All Lions Sports Club by five wickets.