Teddington run is just for starters

Teddington run is just for starters

Nervous: Teddington batsman Chris Paget looks on nervously as Eastcote keeper Adam Rossington juggles an attempted catch during Saturday’s Middlesex County League Premier Division clash in windy conditions at Bushy Park.

Exit: batsman James Keightley was dismissed for one against Eastcote, but James Fear's unbeaten 66* helped his side to the win

We’re on our way: Teddington keeper Mark Phythian claims the wicket of Gurjit Sandhu off fast bowler Elliot Hannah as Eastcote were dismissed for 200 on Saturday, with Duncan Wood and Nicholas Ellsmore also on song

Cutting it fine: Teddinton’s Mark Phythian, left, cheers as Ealing’s Chris Wakefield is dismissed in the penultimate over of Teddington's three run win over cup win over Ealing

First published in Sport Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by

Teddington skipper James Wade has insisted his men’s feet remain firmly on the ground, despite a blistering start the Middlesex County League Premier Division campaign.

The Bushy park outfit top the table after Saturday’s five wicket win over Eastcote at Bushy Park and are still in the National Club Championship after beating fierce rivals Ealing on Sunday.

Add to that a 20/20 triumph over near neighbours Twickenham last Thursday and Wade, who takes his team to Brondesbury this week, might be forgiven for getting carried away.

But that could not be further from the truth.

“A defeat this weekend and we could easily drop down to third, so we are not getting ahead of ourselves,” he said.

“The boys have worked hard for this and and our collective spirit has seen us through some tight games. But there remains a long way to go.”

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