Essex League: Brentwood close gap at top with derby win at Shenfield

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 July 2018

Rishi Patel in bowling action for Brentwood (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Rishi Patel in bowling action for Brentwood (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Brentwood moved to within nine points of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division summit with a comfortable derby win at Shenfield.

Captain Aaron West chose to bat after winning the toss and hit a six and seven fours in his 38 off 34 balls as he put on 55 with Guy Balmford.

Brentwood slipped from 76-1 to 89-5, though, as Charlie Haddon (3-45) claimed three wickets in quick succession, before James Redwood (24) helped Rishi Patel steady the ship with a 55-run stand.

Patel held firm at one end and shared 112 for the eighth wicket with Harry Hobson, who hit two sixes and three fours in his 31-ball 32.

And Patel was unbeaten on 139 from 109 balls, having hit five sixes and 19 fours, after Mitchell Edwards (4-74) mopped up the tail to dismiss Brentwood for 297 from 45 overs.

Shenfield captain Jack Kliber fell to Charlie Griffiths early in reply, with Adam Zampa having success at the other end to leave the hosts 29-2.

Tom Moore (2-12) got in on the act to reduce the hosts to 64-4 and wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, with Jamie Walton (20) the top scorer for Shenfield.

Griffiths finished with 5-34, while Zampa (2-25) picked up another wicket as Shenfield were dismissed for 127 in 37 overs.

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