Essex League Division Three wins for Old Brentwoods, Woodford Green

PUBLISHED: 13:00 30 May 2016

The 2016 cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

The 2016 cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Ardleigh Green held to a draw by Benfleet

Old Brentwoods made it four wins out of four in Essex League Division Three with success over Walthamstow.

Captain Khalid Sarwar put the home side into bat after winning the toss and then led the way with ball, taking 3-22 in his 10-over spell.

Awais Sadaqat, Raheel Ahmed, Wade Canham, Rajnish Dohal and Imran Hussain also had success as Walthamstow reached 209-8, with Paul Miller (65) top scoring.

But Brentwoods lost Shahid Iqbal and Canham for single figure scores, although Sumit Sharma (31) made a useful start.

Baber Choudhary finished three runs short of an unbeaten century, though, after an unbroken stand with Dohal (41 not out) as the visitors secured a seven-wicket win in the 44th over.

Woodford Green were also celebrating after beating Basildon by five wickets.

Captain Jack Cossey put the visitors into bat after winning the toss and saw Amrit Ryatt strike early with the new ball.

Ryatt went on to finish with 4-35, as Mohammed Hasan (3-30), Javaad Hussain (2-35) and Cooper Bingham also had success to dismiss Basildon for 140.

Green lost four quick wickets in reply, including Cossey for just nine, but Anthony Palmer and Matthew Field (35) got them firmly on track.

And Palmer was unbeaten on 53 alongside Tom Monk as the home side reached their target in the 41st over.

Ardleigh Green had to settle for a draw from their meeting with Benfleet at Central Park.

Put into bat, the home side saw Alex Cason hit nine fours in his 61 and Adam Thain add nine boundaries of his own in his 67.

The pair put on 64 for the fourth wicket, before Thain added another 55 with Paul Nichols (21).

And after three wickets fell for just two runs to leave Green 186-7, Muhammad Asif scored an unbeaten 37 to see Green close on 245-8.

James Duhig and Chris Haylett accounted for the Benfleet openers, before Jamal Chaudry (2-23) and Asif (2-64) nabbed braces.

Green also produced a pair of run outs, but the visitors held firm to reach the close on 227-8 and deny them victory.

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