Teddington hoping for Premier Division miracle
1:22pm Friday 10th August 2012 in Club Cricket
Teddington skipper James Wade reckons even the club’s second XI would have beaten his stuttering side last weekend, and is demanding his men step up, writes Tom Ambrose.
The Bushy Park outfit saw off Stanmore by 49 runs in a dour affair. Scoring 141 all out, it was David Keightley’s five wickets that secured the points for Teddington.
Charl Malan, brother of Middlesex’s Dawid, contributed 35 runs late on to seal the victory for his team.
Wade said: “We’re lucky that other results went for us. We still want to finish at least second, but we’re going to have to win all our remaining games.”
On their faint chances of winning the league, Wade said: “I’m not confident. Unless certain individuals can raise their game, it’s not looking likely.”
Looking back on Saturday, he added: “It was probably the worst game I’ve ever played in at this level – our second XI would have hit us off the park.
“Thanks to David Keightley, we somehow won. It sums up how below-par we have been lately.
“The injuries have taken their toll and, to be honest, we’ve played too much cricket. We are limping over the line.”
Teddington are back in action on Saturday at home to second-place Ealing.