MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE
Middlesex Tamil Sports & Social Club (MTSSC) 1st XI 223 All Out
Wycombe House CC 1st XI 196 All Out
MTSSC win by 27 runs
JENSON Singarajah’s stylish century saw MTSSC continue their unbeaten start to the season against Wycombe House.
Singarajah’s 114 was backed up by Kavi Kannathasan who once again starred with the ball to take a five-wicket haul on Saturday.
MTSSC won the toss and elected to bat, but were on the back foot early on as they lost opener Sudeep Chatterjee and Raghu Loganathan to leave the score at 21-2.
However, Kishore Sathasivam, who was on his debut for the 1st XI, was joined by Singarajah and the pair found the boundary regularly.
Singarajah’s half-century came in just 28 balls as he struck an unstoppable cover drive for four and the stroke maker looked destined to score his maiden century for the club.
He did so in style with a six over deep square leg, however his majestic innings came to an end in the most unfortunate manner as he was run out for 114 with a brilliant direct hit.
Following the exit of Singarajah, MTSSC started to struggle and with the score soon at 205-7 they were in real danger of being bowled out.
That danger became reality when MTSSC lost their final three wickets of Hammad Bukhari, Naveed Ali and Abdul Hamza for just 18 additional runs to set a 223 target.
Kannathasan took the first wicket early on and then went on a rampage with two more menacing yorkers to leave Wycombe on 54-3.
The visitors crept to 143-7 but all hope vanished for them when they lost their stand-out batsman to an LBW call to leave them in real trouble.
MTSSC needed just two more wickets to extend their winning run. Hammad Bukari got the first of those and that man Kannathasan pulled one final rabbit out of the hat to give the hosts the win.
MTSSC now sit on top of the Middlesex Championship and will travel to Old Actonians this week.