Five-star Dan's the man in SH success
PUBLISHED: 13:01 08 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:36 24 August 2010
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DAN Barrett s first five-wicket haul for South Hampstead earned the club their second win of the season and lifted them out of the Division Two drop zone. Barrett, who moved to Milverton Road from neighbours Brondesbury at the start of the season, produce
DAN Barrett's first five-wicket haul for South Hampstead earned the club their second win of the season and lifted them out of the Division Two drop zone.
Barrett, who moved to Milverton Road from neighbours Brondesbury at the start of the season, produced a devastating spell in tandem with fellow seamer Jason Domigan as Brentham were shot out for just 118.
Domigan had also starred with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 59 as SH recovered from the early setback of losing both openers for ducks to total 223-9.
But the innings was held together by 19-year-old Nish Patel, who hit 68 after being promoted to number four in the order due to the absences of Owen Johnson and skipper Tim McMahon.
"Nish has been very promising for the under-19s and second team," said SH secretary Ken James. "While that promise may have been a bit slow coming through, he took his opportunity and produced some good shots.
"We soldiered on to what we felt was a reasonable total, then our opening bowlers absolutely dominated. Dan's taken a bit of time to settle down, but he bowled very well and so did Jason, although he only got one wicket.
"Some of the Brentham spectators said ours was the best opening attack they'd seen in Division Two this season.
"The win gives us a bit of optimism and it's nice that we haven't stayed in the bottom two for too long."
South Hampstead made a dreadful start to their innings after winning the toss, with only four byes on the board and acting captain Zia Sialvi and Varun Agnish both back in the clubhouse.
James Williams made a steady 13, but Matt Cullen also fell cheaply and it wasn't until Patel and Graham Farley (32) came together for a fifth-wicket stand of 76 that SH began to build a solid total.
Once Farley was out, Domigan clubbed a quickfire half-century and, with the support of 16-year-old Jamal Ahmed (14), South Hampstead were able to declare after 55 overs.
Brentham never looked like getting remotely close to that target as wickets fell at regular intervals, Barrett finishing with figures of 5-36 and Domigan 1-30.
Only Chris Healey, with an undefeated 30, was able to offer much resistance to the SH attack and Ahmed came on to clean up the tail with figures of 3-7, while another 16-year-old, Bilal Akram, took 1-15.
McMahon and Johnson should both be available again for this weekend's home fixture against North Middlesex.
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