A thrilling end to the Middlesex County Cricket League season saw Crouch End crowned Champions of the Premier League on the final day of the season.
With North Middlesex CC and Teddington CC snapping at Crouch End’s heels going into the final week of fixtures, only a last day defeat for Crouch End would open the door for either side to snatch the title at the eleventh hour.
Teddington did what was required of them, beating Richmond by 84 runs, as did North Middlesex, who turned Ealing over easily by 7 wickets, although the title belonged to Crouch End, who held their nerve to defeat Twickenham by 78 runs and lift the title.
Star of the day for Crouch End was Middlesex Academy player Atharva Prasad, who hit 65 at nearly a run a ball in Crouch End’s winning total of 180.
At the other end of the Premier League table, a last day win over Hampstead wasn’t enough for Brondesbury to avoid relegation, and they’ll face 2022 in Division One along with Finchley, who finished bottom, without a win to their name all season.
Promoted from Division One are Stanmore as Champions, and Hornsey as runners up, the latter beating Highgate on the final day to secure their promotion.
Highgate and Brentham suffered relegation to Division Two, and they’ll be replaced by North London and Barnes, who had already secured their promotions ahead of the final week.
Congratulations to Crouch End and to all other sides who tasted success in the Middlesex County Cricket League this summer, and we look forward to another exciting season in 2022.