Twickenham’s Clint McCabe reckons Saturday’s surprise win at Middlesex County League Premier Division leaders Ealing leaves his side two wins from securing top flight survival.

Skipper Carlos Nunes smashed an unbeaten 120 as his side chased down 226 with three balls to spare to register only their second win of the season.

The Green-based club, who are still without a win on home soil this term, are now four points clear of the drop zone and host fellow strugglers Hornsey tomorrow.

Nunes’s men then face Finchley, Stanmore and neighbours Richmond over the following three weekends, and McCabe admitted it is all to play for if they can address their home form.

“The next four games will define our season. Two wins out of the next four will pretty much see us safe,” said the 30-year-old.

“Two or three years ago we did not lose a game at home for 18 months and now it is the other way around.

“The batting needs to come right for us. We rely on a few players and if they do not come off then we struggle.

“The track is beginning to dry out, which should give our spinners more control and then that will give our batsmen a chance.”

Ealing batsman Luke Stoughton, who lifted the league title with Winchmore Hill last season, led the tributes to Nunes’s match winning effort at the weekend, tweeting:

“Great game yesterday at the ECG. Hats off to Carlos Nunes, one of the best knocks I’ve ever seen in the league.”

Parminda Singh (5-77) and McCabe (4-79) had dismissed their hosts for 226, before the Twickenham skipper delivered the performance of the season – supported by Dave Russell (38) and McCabe (32) – for the shock win. And the captain’s effort was not lost on his team-mates.

“It was an outstanding knock. The best one he has played and the best one I’ve seen in club cricket,” said McCabe.

“Statistically Ealing are one of the best sides in the country over the past five years.

“It was a chanceless innings and I’ve never seen him look so determined out there in the middle.

“It was very impressive.”