Gordon wants more of the same from ‘great’ Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 August 2018

Monty Panesar of Hornchurch celebrates with teammates (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Monty Panesar of Hornchurch celebrates with teammates (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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The Harrow Lodge Park club are expecting a difficult match with Chingford on Saturday

Hornchurch remain top of the Essex League Premier Division table with five games left and will look to end the hopes of a rival on Saturday.

Last weekend, Billy Gordon saw his team win comprehensively at Brentwood to all but end their ambitions of winning the title.

This Saturday they will host third-placed Chingford knowing a win will make it a two-horse race for league glory between Hornchurch and Wanstead, who are two points off the leaders.

Gordon is relaxed ahead of the match and backing his players to continue their great form which has seen them win their last six league games.

He said: “Hopefully we can perform just how we did against Brentwood and do exactly the same things and win again.

“We are on a great run and I can’t ask for any more from the boys, so long may it continue.”

Another solid batting display saw Hornchurch triumph again on Saturday and in a big game at rivals Brentwood.

Gordon won the toss, put his side into bat first and they were able to post 239-5 off 50 overs as the captain lead the way with a patient 54 off 99 balls.

Zeeshan Khan also added an unbeaten 48 down the order with Muhammad Irfan scoring 42.

Brentwood had little answer in reply and a team effort in the field saw Hornchurch dismiss the hosts for 148.

Aaron West hit 37 for the home side and Joe Buttleman added 36, but once they were out it was fairly straightforward for the top of the table side.

Irfan finished with 4-17, while Monty Panesar (2-27) and Khan (2-23) had some of Brentwood’s batsmen in a spin.

Next up for Hornchurch is a home clash with Chingford, who held Gordon’s men to a thrilling last-ball draw on June 9.

He added: “Last Saturday was a fantastic win and we analysed it before as a massive, important game for us.

“We knew if we won it would create a little gap, so hopefully it is only really us and Wanstead in the title race now.

“This week we have Chingford and they won again on Saturday and are a tough side. I think the battle at the top is exciting and it will probably go to the last game of the season.”

Hornchurch’s journey in the Vitality Club T20 competition came to an end on Sunday after a 92-run loss to Swardeston.

Chasing 201 to win, Gordon’s side were dismissed for 108 with Ronnie Saunders hitting 36.

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