Search

Cricket: Hornchurch beat Brentwood to keep hold on top spot

PUBLISHED: 19:38 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 19:38 04 August 2018

Muhammad Irfan of Hornchurch (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Muhammad Irfan of Hornchurch (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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

Hornchurch maintained their two-point lead at the top of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division with a derby win at Brentwood.

Captain Billy Gordon chose to bat first after winning the toss and saw Jamie Sorrell and Ronnie Saunders (31) put on 45 for the first wicket before Tom Oakley made the breakthrough for Brentwood.

Charlie Griffiths struck soon after to leave the visitors 59-2, but Muhammad Irfan dominated a 57-run stand with Gordon, hitting two sixes and two fours to reach 42 off 40 balls before falling to Ian Belchamber.

Michael Bones was trapped lbw by home skipper Aaron West, having offered further support to Gordon, who went on to reach 54 before falling to Griffiths (2-26) with the total on 210.

Zeeshan Khan finished unbeaten on 48, from 47 balls, after hitting six fours as Hornchurch closed on 239-5 and took a catch off the bowling of Gordon to get rid of Harry Hobson early in Brentwood’s reply.

Guy Balmford was trapped lbw by Monty Panesar, before Irfan claimed the wickets of Will Buttleman (21) and Oakley in the space of four balls to leave the hosts 44-4.

West and Joe Buttleman steadied the ship with a 57-run stand, with the latter hitting three sixes and two fours before falling to Saunders.

Panesar (2-27) picked up a second scalp, before Khan (2-23) ended West’s innings on 37 and sent Griffiths packing for a duck.

Irfan (4-17) claimed the final two wickets to fall as Brentwood slumped from 140-5 to 148 all out and Hornchurch kept their noses in front of Wanstead at the summit.

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

48 minutes ago

Romford’s Lauren Salisbury won karate bronze on the final day of the Youth Olymmpics in Argentina.

08:00

West Ham United women’s manager Matt Beard is hoping home advantage can play a part as they look to bounce back from heavy Manchester City defeat against Liverpool this weekend.

Yesterday, 16:00

The Coopers’ and Coborn School bagged the Division Two Essex League Tennis title for the first-time in the school’s history.

Yesterday, 15:00

After success in the RFU Intermediate Cup, Jordan Wigham and Steve Barfoot now have some tough decisions to make

Yesterday, 14:30

Lakeside Hammers are gearing up for a massive weekend as their drama-filled season comes to a spectacular conclusion.

Yesterday, 13:00

Peter Taylor will be praying Dagenham & Redbridge’s trip to Boreham Wood in the FA Cup on Saturday is a welcome break from Vanarama National League action after admitting his team’s start to the season has left him embarrassed.

Yesterday, 11:00

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane says his side’s performances were not up to scratch as they fell to back-to-back defeats in the Bostik Premier Division this week.

Yesterday, 10:00

The Coopers’ and Coborn School progressed into the regional round of the National Cross Country Cup after a successful first county round.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“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.

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

Education Promo

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