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Cricket: Harold Wood captain Craig Perrin happy to get the better of Woodford Wells in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One

PUBLISHED: 13:00 22 May 2018

Harold Wood captain Craig Perrin (middle) (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Harold Wood captain Craig Perrin (middle) (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Wood won by eight wickets at home to Wells on Saturday

Harold Wood skipper Craig Perrin was delighted to see his team collect a first win of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One season with an eight-wicket success at home to Woodford Wells.

Wood were frustrated by the rain on the opening day of the season last weekend, when their trip to Havering rivals Upminster was abandoned.

Against Wells, the hosts won the toss and elected to field, bowling the visitors out for 199 with Richard Brabner taking 4-28.

In reply, Hafiz Afzal and Raihan Hussain put on 131 for the first wicket to set Wood on their way to victory.

Though Hussain was dismissed for 74, Afzal went on to finish unbeaten on 96 as the hosts completed their chase in the 38th over.

And after the frustration of the opening-day abandonment, Perrin was pleased his team picked up a positive result against Wells.

“It was nice for us to be able to play a game to its conclusion on Saturday,” said the Wood skipper.

“We were pleased to get off the mark in such a way with the way that we played against Wells.”

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