Derby delight for Gidea Park & Romford
PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 July 2017
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Gidea Park & Romford got the better of Harold Wood in their Essex League Division One derby at Gallows Corner.
Captain Jamal Francis put the visitors into bat and saw Matt Connaughton remove Raihan Hussain, before James Pegram took out Craig Perrin, Shahbaz Khan and Mohammed Shihan (45) to make it 109-4.
Maruf Chowdhury (28) and Chris Bennett (44) put on 56, with Harry Thompson (21) and Mohammed Khan (25 not out) contributing down the order to lift Wood to 259, as Pegram (4-36) and Zisan Abedin (3-56) took bowling honours for Park.
Abedin then hit 56 off 55 balls, with eight fours in a 107-run opening stand with Kasi Hoq, who put on 51 with Francis (23).
But Khan (3-52) hit back with a hat-trick and Hoq fell for 72, before George Rogers and Kasi Khan (25) shared a 50-run stand.
And Rogers was unbeaten on 52, from 47 balls, after hitting nine fours as Park sealed a three-wicket win with 14 balls remaining.