Search

Hornchurch captain Gordon praises side after convincing win against Shenfield

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 July 2018

Hornchurch captain Billy Gordon celebrates taking the wicket of Kishen Velani (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Hornchurch captain Billy Gordon celebrates taking the wicket of Kishen Velani (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Hornchurch captain Billy Gordon was full of praise for his side after they eased past Shenfield in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division derby at Harrow Lodge Park.

The in-form hosts lost Mark James without scoring, dismissed by Oliver Castell, but captain Billy Gordon put on 90 with Michael Bones (34) before Arshad Ali struck.

Gordon dropped anchor and added another 74 with Bhajandip Singh Purewal (27), who fell to Alex Rickenbach, before Muhammad Irfan hit a quick 22 off 11 balls, with two sixes.

Captain Gordon struck eight fours to reach 100 off 138 balls, before he became the fourth victim of Ali (4-38), as Hornchurch closed on 259-7.

“We’re doing brilliant, I can’t ask for anymore from the boys,” Gordon said.

“To win how we did was great and I’m looking forward to the next few weeks now, we’ve got a few games that we’re looking to win, and we’re now near the top of the table.

“We done really well, the wicket weren’t too bad, but I don’t think it was a 260 wicket so we batted really good so I’m very happy with that.”

The skipper was also delighted to pick-up a big score himself to help his side reach a big total.

“I am over the moon, it’s about it’s about time in the league that I scored some runs as I do alright in the cup matches, but not in the league so it was nice to help the team out.”

Jack Potticary hit five fours in a quick 25 in reply, before Gordon dismissed Ali and Mitchell Edwards in the space of a few balls.

Mehad Khan bowled Potticary as a third Shenfield wicket fell with the score on 29, before Alan Jones followed soon after.

Khan picked up a third scalp to make it 49-5, before Irfan (2-11) got in on the act with a quickfire brace.

And Khan struck for a fourth time as Shenfield slumped to 56-8, before Rickenbach smacked a quick 24 off 18 balls, including five fours, in a late show of defiance.

Khan completed a 5-47 haul to end the fireworks, before Marc Whitlock wrapped up a 168-run win by claiming the final wicket with only his third delivery.

Gordon heaped praise on Mehad Khan and his bowling unit for their efforts in the match.

“He’s been unbelievable this season, I can’t ask for anything more, he gets so many wickets and I think he has about 35 now.

“Irfan bowled well and all the boys did so it was nice to clean them out early.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

12 minutes ago

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Tomi Adeloye is delighted to get his first goal for the club in their 2-1 defeat to Halifax Town.

09:00

Upminster secured their seventh consecutive victory in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One when they beat league leaders Hutton by eight wickets.

08:08

Essex pace bowler Peter Siddle admitted it had been a hard return to County Championship action after Somerset had the better of play at Taunton on Sunday.

08:00

Gidea Park & Romford suffered a huge 174 run defeat against Buckhurst Hill in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One clash.

Yesterday, 18:18

Marcus Trescothick fell five runs short of a 67th first-class century as Somerset posted 308-7 on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match with defending champions Essex at Taunton.

Yesterday, 16:30

Shenfield gave their hopes of survival in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division a boost with a seven-wicket victory at fellow strugglers Hadleigh.

Yesterday, 14:30

Brentwood got the better of Wanstead in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division clash at the Old County Ground on Saturday.

Yesterday, 12:17

Hornchurch moved 14 points clear at the top of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division table with a comfortable victory over 2017 champions Chelmsford.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now