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Ardleigh Green captain Edwards feel they dominated Basildon

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 June 2018

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green during Ardleigh Green CC (batting) vs Old Brentwoods CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Central Park on 26th May 2018

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Ardleigh Green captain Lloyd Edwards feels his side dominated as they picked up a nine wicket victory against Basildon this weekend.

Bowler Zunair Jamil inspire his side to their second win of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three season as he picked up five wickets.

Edwards and his side bowled their opponents out for 109 and chased it down in just 13.5 overs.

“Yeah we felt like we dominated the game to be fair,” Edwards said.

“We started off bowling well and especially in the limited overs format a good start is key.

“It gets the pressure on them straight away and helped us to control the game a bit more.”

The skipper admits he also had confidence in his side despite their poor start to the season and knew eventually it would come together.

“Yeah we have always had faith in what we have been doing.

“We knew once we clicked as a whole we could win and win well, that’s exactly what happened this weekend.”

Edwards was delighted with his side’s bowling performance and praised his bowling unit.

“We started off bowling well, our two openers bowled really well especially Trevor Oakley, and he’s been around the game for a while and used that experience Saturday bowling tight lines.

“That helps the pressure build up and allows our spinners to come on and spinners always thrive on the opposition batsmen being under pressure.”

He also paid special tribute to Jamil for his stand-out display.

“Very pleasing, It will do his confidence a world of good, we know in this division he can be a very dangerous bowler and we always say he could pick up loads of wickets this season.

“Long may his form continue and hopefully means we will get a run of wins going as well.

“As a unit we are bowling very well and that can only be a good thing going forward for the season too.”

Tom Gentle (39 n/o) and Paul Hurworth (56) chased down for 110 in reply and Edwards praised the opening duo for their efforts.

“Paul is in great form at the moment, scoring over 200 runs in the league over two weekends speaks for itself really and he bats really well with Tom.

“As an opening partnership i feel they work well together and have come up with the good for us on several occasions over the years.”

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