Sangha has six appeal for Brondesbury
PUBLISHED: 13:30 04 August 2010 | UPDATED: 15:10 24 August 2010
ALL-ROUNDER Ajay Sangha spun Brondesbury to victory over third-placed Teddington as a devastating six-wicket haul turned the match on its head. Brondesbury seemed destined for a second successive defeat when their visitors reached 114-1, but Sangha (6-24)
ALL-ROUNDER Ajay Sangha spun Brondesbury to victory over third-placed Teddington as a devastating six-wicket haul turned the match on its head.
Brondesbury seemed destined for a second successive defeat when their visitors reached 114-1, but Sangha (6-24) and seamer Byron Vermaak rattled through the nine remaining wickets for just 75 runs.
The pair bowled virtually unchanged after tea and, although Ben Duncan (42) threatened to win the match for Teddington, Vermaak (4-75) prised him out to earn the home side a 14-run success.
"The wicket was a bit two-paced and uneven - you never really felt you were in. We battled away to get a score which wasn't bad, but about 30 less than I would have liked," said Brondesbury captain John Fosbraey.
"But then we bowled and fielded incredibly badly and the feeling was that we'd blown our season unless we did something pretty remarkable after tea.
"Fortunately, Ajay and Byron blew them away. Ajay bowled superbly and he likes playing Teddington for some reason - he got six against them last year as well."
Brondesbury struggled to build momentum after they were put in to bat, losing Ed Bridgman for four and Chris Paget for 11 before Mark Turner (41) and Sangha (46) initiated a recovery.
Joe Moore (37) and Tom Simpson (15) guided Brondesbury on to 165-4, but both fell in rapid succession and Duncan Wood (4-51) cleaned up the tail with the wickets of Vermaak and Toby Sharpe.
Fosbraey and Glen Read nudged their side past the 200 mark before the captain declared at 203-9 from 66 overs, but Teddington looked the firm favourites.
James Keightley (27) and Max Page (75) raced away with an opening partnership of 82 and, although Sangha pinned Keightley leg before, Andrew Clarke helped Page to take Teddington to within 90 runs of victory.
But Vermaak returned to get rid of the free-scoring Page and, before long, the visitors were reeling at 130-7 - only for Duncan and Wood to craft an eighth-wicket stand of 52.
Sangha broke the partnership, though, with Read taking the catch to dismiss Wood for 15 and, when Duncan fell to Vermaak soon afterwards, Sangha ended the contest as David Keightley became his sixth victim.
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