Hornchurch bowlers set up win at Chingford
PUBLISHED: 10:09 11 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:09 11 June 2017
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New-ball duo Gordon and Khan impress
Hornchurch claimed a five-wicket win at Essex League Premier Division rivals Chingford after fine bowling spells from Billy Gordon and Mehad Khan.
Stand-in skipper Gordon won the toss and put the hosts into bat, then saw Khan (3-38) strike three early blows with the new ball to leave them 11-3.
Gordon got in on the act with three quick wickets of his own to leave Chingford floundering on 36-6, before Matthew Dzodzos helped Andrew MacGregor steady the innings.
But Dzodzos also fell to Gordon (4-45) with the score on 62, before Paul Shawyer shared 59 for the eighth wicket with MacGregor.
Marc Whitlock (2-31) ended Shawyer’s resistance and struck again soon after, before Taqi Abbas wrapped up the innings on 132 in the 51st over.
Hornchurch lost Jamie Sorrell to the third ball of their reply, but Gordon (31) gave Jamie Sorrell support in a 61-run stand.
Michael Bones helped add another 53 for the fourth wicket, after South African Brian Barnard fell cheaply, as Saunders reached 67 off 65 balls, with 12 fours.
Chris Sains then saw Hornchurch home in only the 26th over to leave them comfortably in mid-table as play reverts to the 50-over format for the next nine weeks. Southend visit Harrow Lodge Park next weekend.