Cricket: Billericay upset Wanstead

PUBLISHED: 17:54 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:54 21 July 2018

Billericay players celebrate (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Billericay players celebrate (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Billericay produced a shock win over Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division leaders Wanstead at Blunts Wall Road.

Herons captain Joe Ellis-Grewal chose to bat first after winning the toss, but Arfan Akram fell cheaply to Adam Marchant.

Last week’s centurion Kishen Velani was dismissed by Robert Rayner and Marchant sent Hassan Chowdhury packing without scoring to make it 47-3.

The visitors then lost three wickets for just one run as Lee Knight ran out Robin Das, Rayner (2-24) removed Bilal Patel and Darren Ironside dismissed Jonathan Das to make it 74-6.

Ellis-Grewal, Adnan Akram and Jahansher Akbar fell to Ironside (2-32) and Ross Poulton (2-23) respectively to leave Wanstead nine wickets down before they had reached three figures.

But Zain Shahzad (23 not out) hit a pair of sixes to lift Wanstead to 126, before Mohammed Fayyaz Khan was dismissed by Marchant (3-41).

Fayyaz Khan and Shahzad had early success in reply, dismissing Aaron Curtis and Ironside to leave the hosts 22-2.

But Nick van Lint hit four fours in his 27 from 32 balls to move the total to 56, before falling to Fayyaz Khan (2-17), and David Houghton helped Billericay edge along to 68-4 when he became a second victim for Shahzad (2-46).

Ellis-Grewal accounted for Nathan Khelawon as Billericay slipped to 91-5, but that was as good as it got for Wanstead as Billericay captain Knight (33 not out) and Poulton put on an unbroken 37 to seal a five-wicket in the 31st over.


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