MIDDLESEX COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
North Middlesex 133
Harrow won by 37 runs
HARROW kept in touching distance of the early Division Two pacesetters with a narrow victory over North Middlesex.
A 37-run victory secured Harrow’s second win of the new campaign and leaves them just four points behind Brentham at the summit.
Harrow won the toss and decided to bat.
Darren Crook got proceedings underway for the visitors at the crease and weighed in with a useful 30 before being clean bowled by Jaron Semper.
Darius D’Souza (37) and Tushaar Karia (57) also made an impression with the bat, however the Harrow tail failed to wag and a 170 target was set.
North Middlesex would have fancied their chances in the chase and opener Alexander Hill showed promise.
But he was halted on 15 by the bowling of Karia – the first wicket of a sensational afternoon for the Harrow star with the ball.
Karia went on to claim five further wickets and ended the day with figures of 6-61 as he ripped through the North Middlesex middle order.
Ajay Patdiwala chipped in with two wickets and Nathan Cameron bowled and caught out Kaleem Hussein to get the job done by a slender margin.
Elsewhere, Kenton enjoyed a more comfortable afternoon against South Hampstead in Division Three on Saturday.
Chetan Vala bagged three wickets as South Hampstead were dismissed for 210 on a warm afternoon.
Viran Parmar (74) and Sachin Patel (42) were among the main run scorers as Harrow chased down the total with six wickets to spare.