Ealing CC 1st XI vs Winchmore Hill CC
By Chad Barrett
Ealing cruise to victory
Winchmore Hill won the toss and elected to bat. Ealing started their bowling attack with Stow going up the hill and Barrett going down. Ealing picked up the first wicket with Stow bowling out Winchmore Hill’s first batter for 6. This was followed by 2 quick wickets from Stow and Barrett both being clean bowled. Ealing then picked up another wicket which was also bowed by Barrett. As Winchmore Hill were 18 for 4 they had a lot of work to do to set a good total. Winchmore Hill’s 4th batter stuck in as Ealing were bowling well. Winchmore Hill’s number 4 and 6 put on 56 together then Connelly took a stumping off Faraz’s bowling. 10 runs later, Martin took a good catch off his own bowling to get out Winchmore Hill’s number 7. Martin then bowled an excellent delivery to Winchmore Hill’s number 4, who was on 49. This resulted in Connelly’s second stumping of the game. After that, Winchmore Hill’s lower order were swinging the bat hard, this resulted in a few big shots. Ealing continued to stick to their plans with Farrell at one end and Stow coming back on at the other end. Wickets started to fall fast with Stow clean bowing another batter and Farrell doing the same. Sivarajah came back into the attach to take the final wicket which left Winchmore Hill bowled out for 121 off 36.2 overs.
Shaw and Connelly opened the batting for Ealing. They got off to a good start with multiple boundary’s. Shaw got out to a great catch by the Winchmore Hill’s wicket keeper. Connelly shortly after went for 23 which left Ealing 53-2. Farrell and Capel got settled in at the crease quickly which cut out Winchmore Hill’s hope of getting any further wickets. These two batters cruised their was to Winchmore Hill’s total. Farrell finishing with 34* and Capel with 35*.
Ealing progress to the next round of the Middlesex cup with good confidence. A great bowling attack at the start of the game put Ealing ahead for the rest of the game. This was followed up by faultless friending and a clever spin attack. This showed that Ealing’s fielding and bowling commitments ultimately won the game.
Best bowling: (Harry Stow - 3 wickets for 13 runs)(Chad Barrett - 2 wickets for 19 runs)(Kristian Martin - 2 wickets for 4 runs)
Best batting: ( Bailey Capel 35* (49))(Ryan Farrell 34* (58))