Cricket: Harold Wood sink Woodford Wells to return to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 July 2018

Harold Wood's Craig Perrin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Harold Wood's Craig Perrin (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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iHarold Wood returned to wnning ways in SHepherd Neame Essex League Division One with success at Woodford Wells, who remain bottom of the table.

Beaten by struggling Upminster a week earlier, Wood were put into bat by stand-in Wells captain Christopher Hall.

But Hafiz Yawar Afzal (21) put on 85 for the first wicket with Mdaminul Isalm Shihan, who hit a six and 12 fours in his 43-ball 67, before both fell to Viraj Ghandi.

Raihan Hussain (20) added 70 with captain Craig Perrin, who maintained his good form with the bat to hit eight fours in his 58 off 84 balls.

Rehan Iqbal claimed a quick brace of wickets for Wells, before Deven Solanki and Farzand Shah got in on the act to leave Wood 220-6.

Iqbal (4-35) struck twice more, but Shahbaz Khan finished unbeaten on 63 from just 41 balls, having hit a six and eight fours, to lift Wood to 272-9.

Ikram dismissed Andrew Gibbon cheaply inn reply, before Hywel Jones (20) put on 46 with Joe Johnson.

Nabel Shaikh (27) added another 74 with Johnson, who hit a six and eight fours in his 65 from 74 balls.

But Wells slipped fom 134-3 to 160-8, as Luke Hammett (3-26) and Taqi Abbas (2-35) combined for Wood.

George Ellis (27) and Solanki (21 not out) showed late defiance for the hosts, but Harry Thompson (2-47) claimed the final two wickets to fall as Wood secured a 46-run win.

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