By Charles Randall
7 June 2012
Adam London is perhaps best known as a fringe Middlesex batsman and a 'Test player' -- he was 12th man in the Ashes game at Lord's in 2009 -- but this season looks like becoming a turning point in his career after his recovery from a serious knee injury.
London, 23, made a storming start to his season for Sunbury in the Surrey Championship with 406 runs in his first four league games, including three undefeated centuries and an innings of 56, about half the side's total in a surprise six-run defeat at Malden Wanderers. This form could launch the left-hander back into first class cricket after Middlesex gave him a one-year contract extension for the summer.
London, after an operation, rounded off the 2011 season with several fine knocks, including an undefeated 172 against Reigate Priory, the highest Sunbury individual score at this level. Sunbury finished runners-up, and London added 126 not out against a suffering Priory this season for good measure. They visit Camberley for their next game on Saturday.
Sunbury, captained by Ollie Roland-Jones, older brother of the Middlesex seam-bowler Toby, started well in the Surrey Championship, but trailed Guildford, who opened their campaign with an unprecedented four consecutive wins.