Brondesbury suffered a disastrous weekend, dumped out of one competition and virtually ending any hope of success in another.

For the second successive Saturday they were dismissed for under 100 in a nine-wicket defeat by Wembley. The defeat means they are unlikely to extend their Middlesex County League record to three wins in a row.

That was followed by another home loss on Sunday, when Wimbledon dumped them out of the Evening Standard Trophy.

Put in by Wembley, Brondesbury were always struggling against the accurate bowling of Richard Hogben, who recorded an impressive 7-27 as the home side were shot out for 81 in 49 overs.

Wembley cruised to victory at 82-1 in 17 overs, and went second in the table, 21 points behind likely champions Ealing.

Winners of the Evening Standard Challenge Trophy in 1997 and 1999, Brondesbury saw their hopes of playing in the final at The Oval for the third time in five years dashed in a six-wicket fourth round defeat by Wimbledon.

Former Surrey and Essex off-spinner Richard Pearson was the scourge of Brondesbury in a superb spell, rewarded with four wickets for four runs, as the Middlesex County League side were all out for 131.

Wimbledon won comfortably, losing just four wickets in their run chase.