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Cricket: Ardleigh Green captain Lloyd Edwards disappointed with Old Brentwoods defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:00 29 May 2018

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

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Ardleigh Green captain Lloyd Edwards was disappointed to suffer an eight wicket defeat to Old Brentwoods in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three clash.

P Hurworth of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018P Hurworth of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

The hosts lost the toss and were put into bat first and managed to string together a score of 222 for 9 in 50 overs.

With skipper Edwards top scoring in the batting line-up with 69 and Paul Hurworth (49) also just missed out on a half century.

“It’s always disappointing to lose especially in the manner that we did as we feel we are better than that, we just hope the return fixture against them later on in the summer we can reverse the result as we feel we owe them one.”

Edwards also revealed he’s not sure what went wrong for his men and has put it down to getting no luck.

C Cook of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018C Cook of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

“I’m not too sure, we feel like were doing okay with the bat, we bowled well against Benfleet but one of their batsmen came off and scored their runs.

“Sometimes rub of the green is a big thing and hope lady luck shines on us for this weekend and we can get that first victory of the season.”

He heaped praise on Hurworth for his performance in the match despite losing and also was delighted with the way he chipped in as well.

“I was pleased to see Paul get us off to a good start, although he was only one run short it means that our top three have all got runs under their belts now and hopefully use it as a platform to go on and all 3 of them score big in the upcoming games.

“As for my innings, it was very scratchy but myself and Adam Thain stuck around and a partnership of just under a hundred put the team in a great position for the match, which was very pleasing, unfortunately it didn’t go as planned after that.”

The skipper was pleased with Chris Cook’s bowling display but admits the rest of the bowlers need to be better.

“He’s bowling well, you always know what you’re going to get from Cookie, always hits the right areas and in this league especially consistency will get you wickets so hopefully he can continue the rest of the season as he has started.

“As for the rest of us we had a difficult day with the ball, we didn’t bowl to the standards we set ourselves so that’s where we will look to improve moving on into the season.”

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