So close for the Gents but Jarod Little's 108* saw Kempton home with two balls to spare. Gents 182-7, Kempton 186-6. Report to follow.
Pavan Kota's 93*, well supported by Dubey, Namilikonda, Chatharaju and Newcombe, saw Gents to the riches of 201-7 from a hazardous of 108-6. Sound bowling and fielding then dismissed Wimbledon United for 131.
Hemin Patel took his 300th wicket but Gents were unable to chase down Millfields' 103, ending 21 short on 82.
Gents 138 (Dubey 45, Neal 3-22) beat Gubbays 109 (Aryuat 25, Namilikonda 4-17, Pentakota 3-10) by 29 runs. Career best bowling from Srinivas and Raja saw Gents to a close win.
Gents 164-6 (Namilikonda 56, Sudireddy 28*, Kota 20) beat Byfleet 161-9 (Akhtar 57, Fahey 28, Mangineni 4-16) by 4 wickets. A maiden fifty for Srinivas and a maiden four-wicket return for Ramkrishna.
Gents 170-5 (Kota 57, Basker 55, Sudireddy 33*) beat Crossbats 167-4 (McAlpine 68, S. Skinner 51) by 5 wickets.
Kempton will visit on 19 May. This completes the fixture list. They have a beautfiful home ground which we will visit in 2020.
Fixtures are nearly complete with 23/24 allocated. Note a few 1.30pm starts at home and three games at Wycombe House CC in Osterley.
11-1, Sunday 24 March
11-1, Sunday 7 April
Baker Street Irregulars have been added to the fixtures for 30 June.
Check your emails for news of a joint tour to Portugal with St. Anne's Allstars 3-7 October 2019.
Three publications have been uploaded:
Records (updated and subject to makeover)
Fifteen fixtures have been arranged, with three more to be confirmed. See fixtures and nets for details. Other matches will be confirmed over the winter.
The season starts Saturday 13.4.19. on the artificial wicket at Marble Hill Park when we visit Crossbats. The other Saturday fixture is on 22.6.19. at Barnes Common against St. Anne's Allstars.
An attendance of 16 at the AGM saw the following elected to the Committee for 2019:
Chairman: S. Kumar
Treasurer: N. Dubey
Captain: S. Patel
Vice-captain: H. Patel
Secretary: A. Burman
Playing awards went to:
All-rounder: Srinivas Namilikonda
Batsman: Pavan Kota
Bowler: Srinivas Namilikonda
Fielder: Pavan Kota/Srinivas Namilikonda (tied)
Most improved: Ranjith Chatharaju
Well done all.