Northampton Exiles fell to a six-wicket defeat at Broxbourne Seconds in the Saracens Herts League Division Four on Saturday, despite Tyrone Lawler’s half century.
Having won the toss and elected to bat first, the Exiles started well as Lawler opened with 53.
From there, though, the runs failed to materialise, with Amar Patel (0) and Shaun Lawler (8) dismissed cheaply.
A.Kotampral hit 48 late on and a further 16 from David Taylor helped the visitors boost their total to 223 for nine.
The Broxbourne reply was aided by a knock of 111 from Gagan Dissanayake, with further runs coming from Alexander O’Sullivan (43) and George Davies (22).
Northampton could not make any inroads with the ball and the hosts were able to reach a total of 224 for four.
In Division One, Holtwhites Trinibis were thrashed by 139 runs at Shenley Village.
Having won the toss, league leaders Shenley batted first, reaching 297 for the loss of just three wickets.
The Holtwhites’ reply came up short, though, with the visitors all out for 158.
North Enfield fell to a 63-run defeat at Potton Town in Division Three.
Inserted into bat, Potton made 236 for seven before removing their visitors for 173 to secure the points.
Winchmore Hill claimed a crucial six-wicket victory over Eastcote in their battle against the drop in the Middlesex County Cricket League Division Two.
Second-bottom Winchmore now trail third-bottom Eastcote by just four points with three matches remaining.
Hill won the toss and elected to bowl first, removing their visitors for just 113 before reaching 116 for the loss of just four wickets.
Enfield lost by three wickets at home to Harrow St Mary’s elsewhere in Division Two.
Put into bat first, Enfield made 177 from 53.2 overs before being dismissed. In reply, Harrow reached a winning total of 180 from 35.3 overs, with three wickets in hand.