Brentwood skipper West disappointed as side slip up against strugglers Hadleigh

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 July 2018

Aaron West of Brentwood during Hornchurch CC (bowling) vs Brentwood CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Harrow Lodge Park on 2nd June 2018

Aaron West of Brentwood during Hornchurch CC (bowling) vs Brentwood CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Harrow Lodge Park on 2nd June 2018

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Brentwood captain Aaron West was disappointed after his side suffered defeat to strugglers Hadleigh and Thundersley on the weekend.

West and his side welcomed Hadleigh to the Old County Ground and the skipper 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.

“It’s a pretty disappointing result,” West said.

“These are the sort of games we expect to be winning and not only that but every other team at the top won so it was a huge blow for us.”

Before adding: “We just didn’t score enough runs with the bat and were probably about 50 to 80 runs short for that type of wicket.”

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.

Captain West admitted not many positives came out of the game at all.

“The most thing to come out of Saturday was England winning their World Cup quarter-final,” he joked.

“We had a chat after and said people have to be honest with themselves and look the way they were caught or bowled out and take more responsibility.”


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