Wembley drew with North London

Wembley's match might have been one of the few that survived the weather but they failed to beat the drop after being held at home.

Put into bat, the hosts were all out for 137 in 37.1 overs and looked to have North London on the rack at one stage.

However, the visitors dug their heels in and denied Wembley the vital 10 points by making 105 for seven in 57 overs.

Meanwhile, Wembley II ensured Harrow Town II will join them in the second XI Division Three next season after earning a draw.

V Shah hit 55 of his side's 199 for nine declared after 43 overs before Harrow's A Mohammad crashed home 80. However, it was not enough to prevent Harrow slipping out of the division as they could only reach 158 for six.

Promoted Wembley thirds finished on 112 points, 15 ahead of third placed North Middlesex after their game with Hornsey was abandoned.

Kenton drew with Barnet Bs

KENTON missed out on promotion by just four points after failing to overcome Barnet on their travels.

Confidence was high after their stunning victory over promoted Enfield, but a brittle batting performance cost them the chance of leap-frogging their rivals at the death.

Barnet were skittled for 177 but Kenton could only labour to 120 for nine in 34 overs to take four points.

Kenton II finished fourth in their table after suffering a 16 run defeat to their Barnet Bs

counterparts. The visitors were knocked off for 152 but Kenton sank for 136.

Kenton thirds also finished fourth in their Division Three with 79 points.

* Bessborough will regroup after finishing second bottom of the division with just three wins and 46 points. Their second team came third from bottom with 49 points as did the thirds with a point less.

* Harrow Town finished fifth in Division Three with 79 points but the second string were not so fortunate as their draw with Wembley saw them join their neighbours in Division Three next season (see the Wembley report above). Town's third team finished the season in seventh with 56 points.

HARROW gained promotion as runnersup in a thrilling rain-hit match with South Hampstead.

Batting first the visitors reached 94 all out in 38 overs with Mony Jivraj (four for 40) and David Morris (five for 30) turning the screw with the aid of two excellent catches by Paul James.

Harrow had to score quickly with the rain clouds gathering and achieved their target in 20.2 overs with Graeme Overy (29*), Morris (23), Vikash Seth (22) and E Bennison (12*) keeping the scoreboard ticking over.

Meanwhile, Harrow first team gained the point they required from their abandoned match away at South Hampstead to retain their Division Two status.

Harrow thirds ended their season in fourth place after their game with Twickenham was abandoned in the 16th over. [25a0] Stanmore will live to fight another day

in the Premier League after they finished third from bottom with 46 points, just eight above the last relegation place which went to Southgate. Stanmore II finished sixth in Division One with 71 points while the thirds amassed 59 in their Division One to occupy seventh spot.

THE champagne flowed in Pinner's clubhouse after this draw sealed promotion to Division One.

The celebrations started once news had filtered through of third placed Hanwell's defeat.

Park recovered from 57 for five to reach 197 all out thanks to a stoic knock of 111 not out from Luke Cleave. Laurence Schreiber (three for 24), Sy Balendran (three for 45) and Sachin Hedge (two for 39) took the bowling honours. Sagar Panaskar (47) and Ranjit Bagwe (57) took Pinner to 126 for one in reply with 19 overs remaining. However, Pinner lost their way before closing on 190 for eight.

The achievement was particularly pleasing for skip-per Kam Mistry, who in 2002 promised to lead Pinner to Division One when they languished in Division Three.

Loyal service also played a major part in the club's success with Gary Steadman and Schreiber travelling from Yorkshire and Devon respectively to play regularly.