Cricket: Anshuman Rath arrival a boost for Brondesbury as they look to end wait for Middlesex County Premier Division win at Ealing

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 May 2018

The latest news from the local cricket scene (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hong Kong international has signed as overseas player for Harman Drive outfit this term

Brondesbury skipper James Overy hopes the arrival of overseas player Anshuman Rath will be a boost to his team’s chances of ending their wait for a first Middlesex County Premier Division win of the season at Ealing on Saturday.

The 20-year-old has linked up with Brondesbury this week and is set to make his seasonal bow on Saturday.

The Harman Drive are looking for a better display at Ealing after losing by 191 runs at home to Hampstead last Saturday.

And Overy believes being able to call on Rath could be the boost his team need in their search for a first league win this term.

“Anshy is familiar with English cricket and he has a great average at international level, so he’ll be a good addition to the squad,” said Overy.

“We know we have to sort ourselves out, though, if we are to get the best out of Anshy during his time with us.”

Against Hampstead last time out, Brondesbury suffered their heaviest league defeat of the season to date.

After losing the toss, the hosts were put into the field and saw Hampstead close on 306-8, despite Anthony Wilkinson taking 3-31.

In reply, Jordan Bethel finished unbeaten on 44, but the Harman Drive outfit were all out for just 115, and Overy openly admits the display was not good enough.

“We were pretty poor all day and even from the first ball, we were never really in it,” he added.

“Credit to Hampstead, they deserved their win, but again we were missing a few players.”

Despite the heavy defeat, there were some positives for Brondesbury to draw on, such as the displays from Wilkinson and Bethel with bat and ball respectively.

Overy said: “Anthony missed the first game and didn’t get the chance to bowl in the second, so it was good for him to finally get some overs under his belt and some wickets.

“Alex Shoff is another we’re pleased was able to get some overs under his belt.

“Jordan Bethel has already had a couple of good knocks with the bat this year and he seems to be stepping up after being named vice-captain.”

Brondesbury will host the University of East London in a friendly match on Bank Holiday Monday, with a 12.30pm start at Harman Drive.

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