Despite playing with only 10 men, Pinner secured a draw in their opening Trailfinders Middlesex Championship Division Two match of the season at Perivale Phoenicians on Saturday.

Batting first, Sagar Panaskas (36) and Ranjit Bagwe (22) gave them a good start and, at 85 for one, they looked well placed.

However, the innings stuttered against the bowling of Khan (4-53) and it took a quickfire 24 from adopted Geordie Gary Steadman - who is travelling down from his Huddersfield home to play every week - and Andy Rayment (20) to see the visitors to a respectable 166 for nine.

Perivale did little to try and win the game and made 152 for seven in reply, with Sachin Hedge (3-25) and Laurence Schreiber (2-48) taking the bowling honours Waldo Oosthuizen, with a well struck 41, helped put on 94 for the first wicket with opening partner Norman Williams, whose fine unbeaten 104 made sure that Pinner strolled to victory by nine wickets with more than eight overs to spare.