Cricket: Old Brentwoods maintain lead at halfway stage

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 July 2018

Old Brentwoods players celebrate a wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Old Brentwoods players celebrate a wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Old Brentwoods maintained their hold on top spot in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three with a 35-run win over Westcliff.

Put into bat, they saw Ramesh Gunalan (34) and Shazad Khan (23) make starts as they slipped to 94-4.

Abid Alaracu hit a six and five fours in his 40 off 44 balls, while Khalid Sarwar (33) saw them past the 200-run mark as they eventually reached 226, helped by 52 extras, including 48 wides.

Arsalan Khan struck two early blows with the ball in reply, with Gunalan (2-24), Baber Choudhary and Mo Amin getting in on the act to reduce Westcliff to 86-6.

The charge was held up by a 49-run stand for the seventh wicket, before Khan (4-44) struck twice more to make it 141-8.

And Ishaq Khan ended a defiant 44-run stand for the ninth wicket, before Sarwar dismissed the visitors for 191 in the 48th over to leave Brentwoods 17 points clear of Woodford Green.

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