Middlesex Championship Division One
SKLP 123 all out
Wycombe House 124-4
Wycombe House won by six wickets
Spin king Sohail Elahi completed a hat-trick of six-wicket hauls on Saturday, managing the achievement for the third successive week for Wycombe House.
Having won the toss, House stuck bottom side SKLP into bat on what looked like a decent track, but this looked like a bad decision as the openers put on 80 for the first wicket off the first 18 overs.
But skipper Alex Thamby then turned to the Elahi spin twins, and Sohail in particular was in masterful form as 80-0 soon become 95-6. The wickets continued to fall at breath-taking pace, and SKLP were dismissed for 123 inside 40 overs.
In reply, the House top order struggled and were reduced to 24-4, but youngster Savin Perera was joined by the experienced Carl Burdett, and the fightback begun.
Howver, it was Perera (43 no) who looked the more experienced player as he battled hard in sensible fashion to help build a 90 run partnership with Burdett (39 no) to see House home with six wickets to spare.
Third-placed House will this weekend take on leaders Bessborough, and are one point behind second-placed Osterley (134-3), who beat Crocuh End (131 ao) by seven wickets.
In Division Two, Ed Lush (107) hit a century as Turnham Green & Polytechnic (260-7) beat Lohana (145 ao) by 115 runs, but Old Isleworthians & Heston (74 ao) remain winless in Divison Three after being hammered by 133 runs by GWR (210 ao), and in Division Four, Rajput Samaj (136 ao) went down by 104 runs to CRS Cardinals (234-8).
Over in the Middlesex County League, Indian Gymkhana (239-8 dec) stayed on course for a second successive promotion with a 174-run hammering of Enfield (65 ao) which keeps them top of Division Two by five points.
The Bhatia brothers were out in force for Chiswick & Latymer (218-7) in Thames Valley League Division 2b, Harpreet hitting a century (106) and Aman taking 6-89 as they drew with Boyne Hill (263-9) to stay in the promotion mix.
But in Division 2a, British Airways (197 ao) lost by 65 runs to Fleet (262-4), despite a knock of 66 from Shaz Kiani, and to rub salt into the wounds, had a point deducted for a slow overs rate and are now in real danger of relegation.