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Cricket: Brentwood and Shenfield suffer losses

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 July 2018

Tom Oakley of Brentwood (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Tom Oakley of Brentwood (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Neighbours Brentwood and Shenfield suffered disappointing defeats in their latest Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division outings.

Brentwood welcomed Hadleigh to the Old County Ground and captain Aaron West chose to bat after winning the toss.

But they were dismissed for 184 in 46 overs, with Harry Hobson hitting 53 off 48 balls, including four sixes and five fours to top score.

Rishi Patel (29), James Redwood (27) and Tom Oakley (20) also made starts, with Haider Ali Syed Zaidi (4-37) and Richard Revell (3-22) doing most of the damage with the ball for Hadleigh.

Oakley and Charlie Griffiths struck early in reply to reduce the visitors to 2-2, with Stephen Heywood (2-25) picking up two wickets to leave them 48-4.

But Sam Handley hit an unbeaten 74 and Ashley Bennett was 59 not out as Hadleigh went on to claim a six-wicket win in the 47th over.

Struggling Shenfield also chose to bat first at Chingford, but were hustled out for 111 in 32 overs.

Jack Potticary (52) was one of only three visiting batsmen to reach double figures as Essex duo Jamie Porter (3-21) and Matt Quinn (2-37) claimed half of the wickets to fall.

Chingford’s batsmen did not have it all their own way, though, as Tom Ballington (2-13), Arshad Ali (2-19) and Mitchell Edwards (2-31) nabbed braces.

But Porter’s 32 helped the hosts on their way to a three-wicket win, which was secured in 36 overs.

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