Mullahzadah and Keightley have their wicket way for Twickenham and Teddington
3:00pm Friday 20th June 2014 in Sport
Twickenham skipper Carlos Nunes led from the front as his side claimed borough bragging rights over Richmond last Saturday.
Nunes hit an unbeaten 76 as – assisted by David Russell (26) – the Ts chased down 157 on the Green to secure a third home win of the Middlesex County League Premier Division season.
Middlesex second team paceman Rashid Mullahzadah (5-49) and Maaz Haffeji (2-27 caused havoc as Richmond were reduced to 45-5 after being asked to bat first.
Tom Hemmingway (42) got his side up to three figures and some respectability before falling to Parminder Singh (3-40).
Left arm seamer Steve Stacey (5-40) had Twickenham – now up to third in the table – wobbling at 55-5 in reply before Nunes got his side home to keep his men in touch with league leaders Teddington at the top of the table.
A remarkable spell of bowling from David Keightley saw Teddington to a comfortable 136-run win at struggling Brondesbury that saw them leapfrog Ealing – held to a winning draw by Finchley – in the standings.
Keightley claimed 8-33 as the hosts were dismissed for 118 in attempting to chase down Teddington’s 254-6 declared.
Earlier, stand-in skipper James Wade (64) had shared in a 134-run opening partner ship with Harry Bush (78) to set their side on its way to victory.
Fixtures: Richmond v Stanmore, Teddington v Hornsey, Finchley v Twickenham.