Bessborough stayed top of Middlesex Championship Division One after an eight-wicket win over Edmonton.

After putting their opponents into bat, Neal Patel made a decent impact as he returned figures of three for 43.

His form got rid of Edmonton’s top three by the 13th over. Captain Rohan Karkhanis came away with four for 32 while Sherrick Chavda claimed two for 49. This helped restrict Edmonton to 181 for nine from 49.3 overs.

A blistering 138-run partnership between Jigar Shah (79 not out) and Ian Barrie (73 not out) in just 14 overs helped the side reach the target for the loss of two wickets.

The win sees Bessborough remain five points clear at the top.