Horsley hammered by on-song Midwives

By - Monday 15th July, 2013

Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian climbed into mid-table in Division 2 with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Horsley and Send on Saturday

HORSLEY AND SEND  130 (A Jhunjhunwala 5-29)


Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian won by 8 wickets

The unpredictable visitors never stood a chance after a haphazard batting display saw them dismissed for just 130 on another flat Lime Meadow pitch. Mids expected to be chasing a large total after Horsley dominated the early exchanges with the destructive Sal Mohammed and Asmat Ullah hitting a series of boundaries.

However, Mohammed’s tendency to hit the ball in the air eventually brought about his downfall as Robert Warne took the catch off the bowling of Winter to dismiss him for 22. Mark Roberts trapped Bhaskar lbw before Matt Kember took a superb catch diving backwards to take the wicket of Riz Shah. Amjad Hussain applied himself well as Horsley briefly recovered before he was given out lbw to Mike Brugnoli for 17.

A century stand between Richard Piggin and Robert Warne ensured that the spectators were spared the tension and drama that normally accompany a TMW run chase

The rest of the batsmen played as if they were in a hurry to get home enabling Abhishek Jhunjhunwala to pick up 5 for 29 with his off-spin. Imran Khan was caught and bowled before Shahid Khan departed lbw and an uncharacteristically loose shot from Horsley captain Jamal Khan saw him caught by substitute fielder Anthony Brady. Ullah batted beautifully at the other end but struggled to keep the strike and was eventually caught by Brugnoli at slip for 48. Stuart Clarke, playing his first ever game in 1st XI cricket, then took two excellent catches to wrap up the innings at Horsley were bowled out in less than 32 overs.

A century stand between Richard Piggin and Robert Warne ensured that the spectators were spared the tension and drama that normally accompany a TMW run chase. The Horsley players, many of whom were fasting for Ramadan, showed little real appetite for a battle as the TMW openers were rarely troubled and a total of nine bowlers were rotated more in hope than expectation. Piggin played his best innings of the season scoring 59 before being surprised by a yorker from Saleh Mohammed. Jhunjhunwala gave the visitors another crumb of comfort when he was caught out trying to hit the ball out of the ground but Sales and Warne (37 not out) patiently knocked off the sixteen remaining runs needed.

Mids make the long journey to Cranleigh on Saturday in search of a third successive win.

Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian Cricket Club

Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian Cricket Club

The Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian Cricket Club was formed in 1908 by the old boys of what is now named Trinity School, Croydon, but was then called Whitgift Middle School. The Club runs 4 Saturday sides and sometimes 5, 2 Sunday sides and a successful Colts Section. The top 4 Saturday sides play league cricket in the Surrey Championship and the Sunday 1st XI compete in cup competitions, the Griffin Sunday Cricket League and Surrey Trust League.

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