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Cook: Younis great once again

PUBLISHED: 18:30 16 June 2015

Ardleigh Green captain Chris Cook in batting action for (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ardleigh Green captain Chris Cook in batting action for (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ardleigh skipper pleased with bowler in narrow defeat to Gidea Park

Chris Cook believes the Ardleigh Green bowlers were impressive in their six-run defeat at home to local rivals Gidea Park.

GPR were put into bat and were bowled out for 221 in a match shortened by rain, which saw both innings reduced by seven overs.

Ayaz Younis was the pick of the Green bowling attack, ending with 3-27 and Cook says he cannot fault the effort of his bowlers.

“It was a tight game and with the pitch damp from the rain, it was a toss I wanted to win,” said the Green captain.

“We started well, removing Chris Collier for just two and we bowled really well throughout their innings.

“Ayaz has been brilliant with the new ball all season and he was once again. He also came back at the death really well.

The Green reply started well, with Alex Casson (26) and Sandeep Adlakha (35) putting on 68 for the opening wicket.

But the hosts were eventually dismissed for 215 which left the team devastated with Cook adding: “I think the tide is turning with the bat. It was our first decent partnership of the season.

“It was disappointing to lose a wicket with just two overs remaining as I thought we might just edge home for our first win of the season.”

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