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Town turn to Desai again

PUBLISHED: 17:07 10 June 2009 | UPDATED: 13:35 24 August 2010

STRONG bowling from Kamlesh Desai and a determined batting display from Tyrone Theophile were enough to secure Harrow Town a winning draw against Wycombe House on Saturday. With captain Hitesh Sejpal losing the toss...

STRONG bowling from Kamlesh Desai and a determined batting display from Tyrone Theophile were enough to secure Harrow Town a winning draw against Wycombe House on Saturday.

With captain Hitesh Sejpal losing the toss, Harrow Town were asked to bat first, and they were up to the task, posting a hefty 280-6 from 43 overs.

Theophile impressed in his first outing of the season, and some brilliant shots took him to 78 before he was eventually dismissed by Bilal Chaudhry.

Abid Javed also chipped in with a solid 69 before being caught by Hussain, while Victor Jadunath was looking strong and reached 67 in stylish fashion, but was then stumped after another good delivery from Hussain.

The Wycombe House bowlers struggled to make inroads against Town's top and middle order batsmen, with Chaudhry taking 2-62, Prabjeet Bhojal 2-67 and Hussain 2-37.

Chasing Harrow Town's total of 280, Wycombe faced in-form Desai, who has enjoyed a promising start to the season and whose 4-43 helped Town take the upper hand.

Javed weighed in with 3-29 to continue Town's good bowling performance, and only the outstanding Hussain's brave effort of 94 not out kept Wycombe House in the match for a point.

A home match against Barnet Bs this Saturday will give Town a chance for their second win of the season.

n HARROW Town were in action again on Sunday, taking on Brentham in the first round of the Club Cricket Conference Cup (formerly the Evening Standard Trophy).

A late start due to rain reduced the match to 36 overs and made for difficult conditions on a greasy surface, and Town eventaully reached 181 all out.

Birju Mehta was Town's best batsman, producing a solid 70, while Victor Jadunath hit 34 and Kamlesh Desai was unfortunate to go for 23.

Desai took centre stage as Brentham chased Town's total, taking 4-15, and Brentham were all out for 97 in only eight overs as Town cruised into round two.


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