Casual Nomads recorded an emphatic 10-wicket Maccabi League win against Belmont & Edgware at Shenley.
Electing to bat on a humid afternoon, Belmont & Edgware made a solid start with Phil Mayer (49) and Cliff Horowitz (31) punishing the occasional short or wide delivery.
But the Nomads bowlers maintained tight control throughout the innings, with Oscar Brodkin (3-15) and Simon Renshaw (3-30) the main destroyers as the visitors were bowled out for modest but competitive 162 in the 38th over.
The Nomads reply began cautiously with opening bowler Jeremy Freedman regularly testing openers Richard Ferrer and Danny Samson. But the pair soon got into their stride, taking full advantage of a typically flat and friendly Shenley pitch.
Thanks to some assured hitting and a number of dropped catches in the field, both batsmen recorded half-centuries as Nomads reached their target with eight overs to spare.
Maccabi Sunday League
Belmont & Edgware 162 Phil Mayer 49, Cliff Horowitz 31, Oscar Brodkin 3-15, Simon Renshaw 3-30
Casual Nomads 163-0 Danny Samson 69 not out, Richard Ferrer 65 not out
Nomads won by 10 wickets
Old Parkonians 189
London Maccabi Vale 168 Danny Caro 42, Richard Black 40, Jerome Colmans 36
LMV lost by 21 runs
Old Nepotists 220-7
LMV 2nd XI 179 Jacob Freedman 44
LMV lost by 41 runs