MIDDLESEX CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO
Kensington & Chelsea 278-3
Pinner 130 all out
Pinner lost by 148 runs
PINNER remain bottom after a heavy 148-run defeat against Kensington and Chelsea in Middlesex Championship Division Two.
The away team were made to run to all parts of the Royal Borough as K&C declared on an imposing 278-3, before they were skittled out for 130 in reply.
After winning the toss, the Pinner skipper would have got some stern looks from his troops as he decided to bowl in what were ideal batting conditions.
K&C certainly made Pinner toil in the field, putting on 148 for the opening wicket, in a mere 21 overs. They then pressed on to post their mammoth 278-3, from 46 overs.
Only Kam Mistry (3-88, pictured) took wickets, but in truth all bowlers got their share.
In response, Pinner went out with the mind-set to bat out 54 overs for the draw and, as can quite often be the case, this proved fatal.
As the Pinner batsmen went into their shells, they regularly lost wickets, stumbling to 130 all out.
Only Rob Fells (38) and Raj Pandian (16no) reached double figures.
Elsewhere, the seconds were bored into submission as visitors GWR used 57 overs to knock off Pinner’s below-par 180 target.
Saif Khan (82) struggled to keep hold of partners as Pinner were put in to bat.
Although the scoreboard was moving along at a steady rate, unfortunately so was the wicket column.
Pinner fell foul of the sacrilege of not batting your allotted overs, as they were bowled out within 33 overs, leaving GWR a full 67 overs to bat.
GWR tried their best to use the overs as their opening bat plundered 12 from 101 balls.
Despite fine efforts from Deepak Bhambra (2-37) and the rest of the attack, who beat the outside edge on countless occasions, GWR eventually knocked the runs off with 10 overs to spare.
On Sunday, Pinner were narrowly beaten at home by Northwood Town.
After Pinner made 220-9, thanks largely to Bobby Bohra (69), Northwood scrambled home with two wickets remaining even with the home team’s Joban Kapoor’s (3-41).