Enfield moved to the top of Middlesex League Division Two after thrashing Osterley by 143 runs at Lincoln Road on Saturday.

After being invited to bat first in sweltering conditions, despite the early 11am start, Enfield lost Les Edwards (10) early on and Jack Plumb (21) soon followed to leave the home side 47-2.

The innings was then rebuilt by Chris Long and Rehan Hassan, with Long (45) continuing his return to the form he showed last season and Hassan (96 not out) anchored things.

There were also quick-fire supporting cameos from Sam Smyth (35), Ayush Sahota (21) and Kyal Bacchus-Brown (17) as Enfield declared at 276-6 from 53 overs.

Faisal Mir picked up an early wicket in reply and opposing captain Fahim Behrami was dismissed by Dan Amedee to leave the score at 41-2 when play was halted for around 75 minutes to allow both sides to take in the last hour of the England Vs Sweden World Cup quarter-final.

After the extended break the score moved on to 89-2, following some aggressive batting, but then Edwards and Arthur George ripped into the middle order, sharing four wickets in four overs to reduce Osterley to 99-6.

Thereafter the outcome was inevitable as wickets continued to fall regularly and Osterley were all out for 133 with 11.4 overs remaining.

Edwards (4-47) was the pick of the bowlers, well supported by George (3-61), with Amedee (2-8) also chipping in.

With Stanmore and Harrow St Mary’s playing out a draw, Enfield leapfrogged Stanmore to go top of the table by five points.

Winchmore Hill remain towards the wrong end of the Division Two after drawing with opponents Southgate.

Jack Henson’s 4-56, supported by Siran Seevaratnam (2-32) and Jay Parmar (2-58) saw Southgate restricted to 215-9 off 54 overs thanks mainly to the contributions of Adeel Saeed (79), Phil Dunnett (47) and Shoaik Zulfiqar (35).

In reply, Winchmore looked well set after Sam Weller (47) and Parmar had helped them past three figures. But Morgan Prior’s (11) departure saw three wickets go down for one run as Winchmore slipped to 125-5.

Parmar went on to top score with 80 and was the penultimate wicket to fall as his side closed on 200-9 after their 46 overs.