Chiswick Batsmen Running Hot
Chiswick & Latymer Teams Record Five Centuries
Chiswick and Latymer Cricket Club batsmen made the most of the fine weather to record five centuries over the various teams this weekend. Two of these centuries came in the 1st XI’s remarkable game with OMT.
Chiswick’s opening pair of Wes Van den Berg (45) and Bruce Frederick (94) set the stage before Harpreet Bhatia and Balli Bhatia came and hit the OMT bowlers to all ends of Whitton Park. Balli made 108 not out, while Harpreet’s 150 not out included 10 sixes, and Chiswick declared on 400 for 2 of 49 overs.
OMT’s top order all contributed as they gamely chased a target requiring 8 runs an over, Serje Perreira top scoring with 91. The Chiswick bowlers stuck to the task – Fredericks taking 4 for 31, and OMT were all out 12 runs short.
The 2nd XI drew with Wokingham, Shibu Chacko top scoring for Chiswick with 69. The 3rd XI beat Fleet by a 120 runs, Jiji Singh starring with 111 not out and 3 wickets. The 4th XI lost to Burnham despite a superb 112 from colt Hussain Quazalbash, while the 5th XI had a fine win against Chesham.
Meanwhile, in the Fullers Sunday Old Boy League, Chiswick and Latymer lost to Chispstead and Coulsdon Walcountians by 8 wickets, despite Nick Badman scoring his second hundred of the season for Chiswick.
Saturday – Morrants Thames Valley League
Div 2A: Chiswick & Latymer 1st XI 400-2 (H Bhatia 150*, B Bhatia 108*, B Frederick 94) OMT 1st XI 388 (S Perreira, 91, B Frederick 4-31) Chiswick win 12 runs
Div 3B: Chiswick & Latymer 2nd XI 194 (S Chacko 69) Wokingham 2nd XI 183-7 (S Neate 55) Match Drawn
Div 5B: Chiswick & Latymer 3rd X1 287-8 (J Singh 111*) Fleet 2nd XI 167 (J Singh 3-52, R Plotz 3-22) Chiswick win by 120 runs
Div 7B: Chiswick & Latymer 5th XI 136, Chesham 3rd XI 126, Chiswick win by 10 runs.
Sunday – Fullers Sunday Old Boys League
Chiswick & Latymer 245-8 (Nick Badman 121) Chipstead & Coulsdon Walcountians 248-2 (G Barber 167*) Chipstead win by 8 wickets.
June 15, 2006