Wimbledon on brink of Championship glory
Neil Turk hailed Sebastian Franke-Matthecka after Wimbledon edged closer to the Ryman Surrey Championship Premier Division title with victory over main rivals Sunbury on Saturday.
Franke-Matthecka took the early wickets of Irish one day international Paul Stirling, John Maunders and Adam London as Sunbury were reduced to 27-4 in their efforts to chase down Wimbledon’s 267-9, a target they fell 74 runs short of as they were bowled out for 193.
“I don’t think you are going to find three better wickets in the league than the three Seb took,” said captain Turk, who claimed two wickets and a run-out.
“The three players he got out are three of the best batsmen in the league and to have them out for a combined total of 21 was phenomenal.
“They were important wickets as once you get the three star players out for such a low total you are in the box seat.
“Our bowling has been outstanding all year and the main reason we are top of the league.”
The wins leaves Wimbledon 22 points clear with four games to go as they look for their first title since 2008.
“We haven't really focussed on the title all season,” added Turk.
“We clearly have a chance and know where we are but we have never had a specific focus about winning the league.”
Wimbledon travel to Guildford this Saturday.