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Cricket: Half-century from Nadeem Sohail sets up win for Harold Wood seconds at home to Old Southendians

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 July 2017

A cricket helmet lies by the boundary edge (pic Jacob Ranson)

A cricket helmet lies by the boundary edge (pic Jacob Ranson)

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A top score of 84 from Nadeem Sohail helped Harold Wood seconds beat Old Southendians by 123 runs away from home.

Batting first, Wood closed on 372-9, their highest-ever league score, with Stuart Connor (50) nabbing a half century as well as Sohail.

Ausman Ginai was the top wicket taker for Wood, finishing with 3-43, to help restrict Southendian to 249-8 in reply.

Wood’s thirds were also triumphant as they recorded a five-wicket win at home to Wickford.

With the hosts in the field first, Harry Boswell took 3-22 as the visitors were kept to a score of just 186-9.

In reply, Jamie Goldstein smashed 70 and Matt Sewell ended unbeaten on 54 as Wood cantered to victory.

The fourth team scraped home in their clash with Hadleigh, winning by just two wickets despite chasing a low total.

With Jay Griggs and Zoe Quested both taking three wickets, the visitors were able to bowl Hadleigh out for just 123.

However, Wood were 63-8 in reply before an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 61 between Tommy Tighe (33 not out) and Stuart Prescott (20 not out) saw them home, despite the latter batting with a dislocated finger.

It was not such good news for Wood fifths, however, as they agonisingly lost by one run at home to Loughton.

In the field first, Shan Fryett finished with 2-49 as the hosts restricted Loughton to 271-5.

In reply, Michael Rowe finished unbeaten on a magnificent 147, but it was not enough as Wood came up short by the narrowest of margins.

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