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Essex League: Upminster miss out in thriller; Harold Wood lose too

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 June 2018

Upminster's Louis Pickering (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Upminster's Louis Pickering (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Upminster came up agonisingly short in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One contest at Buckhurst Hill.

The hosts made 247-7 from their 50 overs, after leading contributions from Russell Beckett (56), Will Stoner (41 not out) and Ryan Karunakaran (37).

Stoner’s runs came from just 24 balls in a late assault, including two sixes and four fours, and proved key in putting the target just beyond Upminster’s reach.

Oliver Peck (2-26), Ejaz Khan (2-44) and John Curtis (2-48) all nabbed braces for the visitors, who lost Kiran Kullar and Farid Butt cheaply in reply to find themselves 24-2.

Shahbaz Butt (42) put on 80 for the third wicket with Louis Pickering, who had further support from N Aziz (38).

But Pickering fell to Irfan Sahar for 111, from 116 balls, after hitting four sixes and 10 fours to leave Upminster 227-5 and they lost momentum in the closing overs.

Sahar (4-59) also dismissed Terry Wyatt and Frankie Hazle as Upminster closed on 244-7.

*Harold Wood were also beaten, going down by 33 runs against Orsett.

Richard Brabner (2-43) and Hamzah Ikram (2-50) struck twice each as the visitors made 254-7 from their 50 overs, led by opener Umar Ayub (70).

Captain Craig Perrin (36) was the only home batsman to make much impact as they slipped to 119-6, but Ikram held firm and hit eight fours in his unbeaten 67 from 53 balls, only to run out of partners.

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