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Mixed weekend for Brentwood after league loss is followed by big cup win

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 August 2018

Brentwood captain Aaron West congratulates bowler Charlie Griffiths (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Brentwood captain Aaron West congratulates bowler Charlie Griffiths (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Aaron West was disappointed with the batting of his team in Saturday’s defeat to leaders Hornchurch

Brentwood captain Aaron West has urged his team to continue fighting until the end of the Essex League Premier Division season despite Saturday’s potentially crucial loss at home to leaders Hornchurch.

Chasing 240 to win, the Old County Ground club could only make 148 all out and have now dropped down to fourth in the table.

Hornchurch have 215 points while Brentwood are on 173, but West will not give up on the title just yet with five fixtures left.

He said: “It is probably between Wanstead and Hornchurch now, but we will keep competing all the way until the end because you never know.

“It was a big win for Hornchurch and they have a good chance of winning it, but I am sure Wanstead will not go down without a fight because they are a good side with a good attack. It will be interesting and we will keep fighting until the end.”

Brentwood were able to bounce back with an excellent display on Sunday in the last-eight of the League Cup.

West’s team hosted current National Club Championship winners Wanstead and bowled the visitors out for 201 and then managed to chase it down with four wickets in hand.

The impressive batting display followed a below-par effort with the bat against rivals Hornchurch a day before on Saturday.

Visiting skipper Billy Gordon won the toss and batted first at the Old County Ground and top scored with 54 as the leaders posted 239-5 from their 50 overs.

Charlie Griffiths (2-26) impressed with the ball along with Tom Oakley (1-45) and Ian Belchamber (1-41), but Brentwood struggled with the bat.

Only West (37), Joe Buttleman (36) and Will Buttleman (21) could stick around for a significant period of time as Hornchurch’s overseas all-rounder Muhammad Irfan took 4-17 off eight overs.

The hosts did get in some decent positions like 37-1, 101-4 and 140-5, but continued to see batsmen come and go quickly and they were all out for 148.

Brentwood captain West added: “I think one of our problems has been losing wickets in clusters and not building partnerships.

“When you are 44-4 it is always hard to come back from and we have not been quite good enough with the bat to win more games of cricket.”

West continued: “Our bowling this year has generally been pretty good. We maybe could have created a few more chances early on and kept them to something a bit lower which would have made it more competitive, but it is not the bowlers fault at all.

“The bowlers have bowled quite well and it is the batting which has let us down a couple of times this year and it has proved the case again on Saturday.”

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