Enfield were dumped out of the Middlesex County Cup by Stanmore on Sunday, losing by 158 runs

Enfield Independent: Enfield dumped out Middlesex County Cup by Stanmore Enfield dumped out Middlesex County Cup by Stanmore

Enfield were knocked out of the Middlesex County Cup Third Round on Sunday, after suffering a 158-run defeat at Stanmore.

The hosts' win was aided by a feeble batting display from Enfield but the foundations had been laid long before, thanks to a century from Steve Mehra.

Stanmore's opener helped himself to an unbeaten knock of 108, which put the home side well on their way to a total of 240 for six.

Kush Patel added 59 and Dipesh Jadav scored an unbeaten 28 to supplement Mehra's superb stand.

Jason Sarna was the most effective bowler for the visitors, claiming three for 62, but despite having Stanmore at 58 for three at one stage, Mehra made sure the hosts remained in control throughout.

In reply, openers Chris Barrell and Joe Naughton each made six, before Peter Lazarus was dismissed for five to leave the visitors 17 for three.

Forty from Tony Sayers went some way to steadying the innings but the writing was on the wall and no other Enfield batsmen reached double figures.

Mukesh Batt ripped through the tail-end to finish with impressive figures of four for seven as the visitors were removed for 82.

Marc Reingold took three for seven and Steve Reingold two for 34 as Stanmore eased into the next round.

North Enfield won their Saracens Hertfordshire League Division Three clash at Waltham Cross Rosedale by seven wickets in a low-scoring affair on Saturday.

Bottom-of-the-league Waltham Cross were installed into bat having lost the toss and were quickly removed for 69.

The visitors wasted little time in reaching the required score of 70, losing just three wickets in 14 overs.

Victory leaves North Enfield eighth in the league standings.

Northampton Exiles enjoyed a three-wicket friendly win at Old Minchendenians on Sunday.

The hosts won the toss and elected to make first use of the wicket, reaching 166 for six in 34 overs.

U. Ugarwal top-scored with 65, whilst P. Patel (52) and E. Tanner (34) made useful contributions.

The Exiles won with a total of 167, achieved with three wickets in hand.

Winchmore Hill saw their Middlesex County League Division Two fixture at Harrow St Marys abanonded afrer 4.4 overs.

Holtwhites Trinibis saw their Saracens Hertfordshire League Division One fixture at home to Ampthill Town fall foul of the weather.

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