Shepherds Bush skipper Wilson expects another close encounter at Hampstead

PUBLISHED: 16:00 22 June 2018

The latest news from the local cricket scene (pic: Jacob Ranson)

The latest news from the local cricket scene (pic: Jacob Ranson)


Shepherds Bush skipper Andrew Wilson is expecting another thrilling encounter with Hampstead when the sides meet in the Middlesex County League Premier Division on Saturday.

The sides have been involved in some entertaining clashes in the league in recent seasons, and Wilson believes Saturday’s trip to Hampstead will be no different.

The Bush captain feels the two teams are evenly matched, which is why recent games between them have been so tight.

“We have had some very exciting, close games with them over the past two years,” said Wilson.

“I feel Hampstead play in a similar style to us, so it will be down to the side that has the better performance on the day.”

Bush will hope to use the trip to Hampstead to return to winning ways after going down by five wickets at home to North Middlesex last Saturday.

After winning the toss, the Bromyard Avenue outfit elected to bat and were all out for 255 after half centuries from Idris Otto-Mian (75) and Wilson (50).

Stephen Barnard then took 4-35 with the ball, but was unable to prevent North Midd completing their chase in the 47th over.

It was a disappointing result for Bush, but Wilson believes there are positives for the team to take from the loss.

“It was a pretty tough pill to swallow having dominated 80 overs of the 110 played in the day,” he added.

“We will take many positives from that, however you have to take your hat off to Alex MacQueen and Tom Nicoll who single-handedly won them the game.”

One of the positives Wilson will no doubt take was the display from Otto-Mian, who played well beyond his years to finish as the top scorer for Bush.

“Idris took on the mantle excellently, playing sensibly while putting away the bad balls clinically,” added Wilson.

“Idris showed maturity well beyond his very young years, recording a well earned 75 which was a superb knock.”

Barnard was another to draw praise from Wilson for his display with the ball despite the end result

“Stephen bowled consistently with well channelled aggression when necessary. His opening spell was one of the most destructive I’ve seen,” said the Bush skipper of Barnard’s bowling display.

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