Cricket: Paul Hurworth smashes superb ton as Ardleigh Green beat Westcliff in Essex Division Three, as Woodford Green recover to hammer Walthamstow
PUBLISHED: 15:00 17 July 2017
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Ardleigh Green cantered to a nine-wicket success at Westcliff in Essex Division Three thanks to a terrific opening stand of 183.
After losing the toss, the visitors were put into the field, though James Duhig took 2-55 to restrict Westcliff to 253-5.
In reply, Tom Gentle and Paul Hurworth put on 183 for the opening wicket for Green, before the former departed for 66.
Hurworth stayed on to finish unbeaten on 139, which came off just 133 balls, as the visitors won with 21 balls to spare.
Green are next in action at home to Leigh on Saturday.
Divisional rivals Woodford Green were also victorious as they recovered from a terrible start to beat Walthamstow by 53 runs at home.
After being put into bat, Green were floundering on 18-4, having lost three batsmen for ducks.
However, Jack Cossey (47) and Ashish Rai (45) put on 86 for the fifth-wicket to steady the ship, before the hosts were bowled out for 149.
Zubair Bhatti then delivered a masterful performance with the ball, taking 5-33 as Walthamstow were dismissed for just 96.
Next up for Green is a trip to Harlow Town on Saturday.