Former Middlesex spinner Chris Peploe inspired his Ealing side to a priceless victory in a rain-effected third weekend of the Middlesex County League season, writes James Savundra
Peploe took 6-20 whilst Kristian Martin chipped in with 3-18 as they were able to restrict newly-promoted Brondesbury to just 120.
With rain in the air, former first-team skipper David Holt (43*) led his side home, as they raced to their victory target in just 22.1 overs.
Elsewhere in the division, Middlesex Second XI regular Steve Eskinazi hit 52 from 57 balls to secure Stanmore a winning draw by superior run-rate.
The Harrow-side limited Finchley to 167-6 from 48 overs, before the opener provided the platform for his club to reach 109-7 off 22.2 overs when the weather struck.
This was in contrast to Division Two where all matches were abandoned.
In Division Three, exceptional performances from Mehul Gokhani and Bhavik Thakkar weren’t enough to prevent Harrow Town suffering a losing draw.
Highgate got off to a flyer yet Gokhani took 8-33 to restrict the visitors to 210 from 36 overs.
Thakkar (80) led the chase yet his side failed to reach the winning draw target with their total of 136-3 from 24 overs.
Kenton suffered a similar fate yet it could have been worse for the northwest London club as they were reduced to 65-8 chasing Wembley’s target of 196-8 declared.
Two wickets from Vikash Mohan were not enough to stop Acton reaching 76-3 from 23 overs which allowed them to secure four points thanks to their superior run-rate against Barnes.