Search

Hornchurch captain hails Sorrell

16:48 30 June 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)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

Smith praise for batsman’s efforts

Hornchurch captain Roy Smith praised opener Jamie Sorrell after his side defeated Belhus by 38 runs in Essex League Division Two.

Sorrell, playing just his fourth 1st XI game this season, top scored with 69 in Hornchurch’s total of 288-8 off 48 overs.

Rain heavily affected the match and Belhus failed to reach their revised target of 188 runs off 26 overs, finishing up on 150-7.

Skipper Smith was full of praise for Sorrell though and revealed he will now get an extended run in the first team, saying: “Jamie’s been scoring runs for the twos and with Michael Bones away he came in on Saturday.

“He is an old fashioned left hander who hangs around and sees off the new ball and it is just what we need because we have a lot of people who can smash it about.

“Jamie set up the big total for us and he will have a little run in the team now. He did really well and Chris Sains (63) was good, he come in and smashed it everywhere like he always does.”

The decision by Smith to bat first proved important but he explained how initially it was a big gamble.

He added: “Belhus are a good side and we have beaten them three times now, so we are back on track.

“It was a rain-affected match, but it affected both teams. We won the toss and it had been raining beforehand so it was a gamble to bat first but we rode the storm.

“I’m pleased with the reaction I got after losing the other week and it has probably done us a bit of good and been a warning to some people who got a bit overconfident.”

The Belhus chase was hampered by the weather but Smith admitted that, although the opposition were unfortunate with their revised target, he was always confident Hornchurch would win.

The performances of spinners Chamikara Mudalige (2-19) and Taqi Abbas (3-27) ensured they ran out winners, with Smith adding: “Belhus were a little unfortunate with the revised target, but I think either way 288 is a good score.

“We had three slow bowlers and we knew if they started trying to whack them then we could put the field back so we always felt in control. Taqi was very good as were all the bowlers.”

0 comments

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 Sport Stories

18:00
Jacob Ranson was named man of the match in London Raiders last home match against Oxford (pic: John Scott)

London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson is writing a regular blog during the 2014/15 season

Dagenham & Redbridge's number one Mark Cousins (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Daggers keeper discusses belief Victoria Road outfit have on the road

Romford manager Paul Martin. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Martin wants stadium for fans

Old Cooperians were beaten 29-6 by rivals Campion in their earlier meeting this season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Skipper happy with improved performances in recent weeks.

Most read sport

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.

That includes DVDs and piracy while Sony has also been asked to remove the trailer from the internet.

The US agency says an investigation has gathered enough evidence to conclude North Korean involvement.