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High praise from skipper Smith after big Hornchurch win

11:00 15 July 2014

Hornchurch captain Roy Smith (left) was happy with the manner of his side

Hornchurch captain Roy Smith (left) was happy with the manner of his side's win over West Essex (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Hornchurch captain Roy Smith was thrilled to defeat West Essex by 155 runs on Saturday and avoid a potential banana skin in the process.

The Essex League Division Two leaders dismissed West Essex for 93 runs after they were bowled out themselves for an excellent 248 on an extremely tricky wicket to delight their captain.

He was pleased with the excellent team performance, Smith said: “It was a potential banana skin, bearing in mind the weather and opposition.

“West Essex is never an easy place to go with no covers and we lost the toss and were stuck in on a sticky wicket.

“We batted well though, and hit 248 which would have been the equivalent of around 350 normally so after that, on that wicket, I thought we had it in the bag.”

Smith was certainly right as Chris Sains (3-25) and Myles Wells (3-38) helped rip through the West Essex line-up to secure an eighth win of the season.

Hornchurch’s captain praised the duo afterwards and explained why Wells has been so effective, especially against openers.

“Sainsy bowled well, he put the ball in the right areas and let the plans work,” Smith said.

“Mylo bowled his gentle away swingers with the keeper standing up. His slow medium away swingers seem to trap the opening batsmen because they like pace on the ball.

“Also, you could tell the way West Essex came out how they would try to chase the total and we just needed to stick to our plans and they worked perfectly.”

Sains (51) contributed with the bat as well and Smith played his part anchoring the innings with an impressive 68 to ensure the platform was set for Hornchurch to secure another win.

The skipper was pleased to contribute with the bat, he added: “Yes it was nice to get a few runs. I had to hang in there early doors and then let Sainsy hit it about.

“He done really well and he had to hang on in there at first but we weathered the storm and Sainsy came in at seven, dug in a bit at first with the ball popping and then batted brilliantly.”

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