Essex League: Gunalan boosts Brentwoods; Woodford Green cheer; Ardleigh Green lose

PUBLISHED: 14:30 21 May 2018

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Ramesh Gunalan hit a stunning century to help Old Brentwoods to a convincing win over West Essex in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three.

Captain Baber Choudhary chose to bat after winning the toss but Abid Alaracu fell cheaply, with only five runs on the board.

Choudhary put on 118 for the second wicket with Gunalan, hitting eight fours in his 57 from 58 balls and Khalid Sarwar (34) added another 82 for the third wicket.

Gunalan kept going and eventually reached 161 off just 125 deliveries, hitting three sixes and 23 fours before being dismissed with the score on 289, at which point Brentwoods declared.

Mo Amin (2-22) made the breakthrough with the ball in the West Essex reply, with the score on 46, and struck again soon after.

Sarwar then got in on the act with three wickets in quick succession, as the visitors slipped from 94-2 to 103-5 and there was success for Minhaz Bhad, Gunalan and Ishaq Khan.

The final word went to Sarwar (4-22) as Brentwoods wrapped up a 145-run win in convincing fashion.

*Woodford Green claimed a relatively comfortable six-wicket win over Basildon in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three clash on Saturday.

Captain Hamaad Sayyed put the visitors into bat and saw Anshul Sharma (2-28) strike two early blows with the new ball to leave them 8-2.

Half-centuries from Paul Singleton (51), Liam Rouse (54) and Michael Gray (53) got Basildon back on track, before Jack Cossey (2-36) and Amrit Ryatt (4-49) ran through the middle order to dimiss them for 210.

Sayyed put on 108 with Hussnain Kazmi (59) for the first Green wicket in reply and another 54 with Anthony Palmer before departing for 67.

David Roberts dug in to support Palmer, before two more wickets fell in quick succession with the target in sight, and Green clinched victory in the 39th over with Palmer unbeaten on 58.

*Ardleigh Green fell to defeat against Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three rivals Benfleet after a whirlwind century from Ben Munday.

Captain Lloyd Edwards chose to bat first at Central Park after winning the toss, but Paul Hurworth fell cheaply.

Tom Gentle and Chris Cook both hit 50, but Luke Edwards failed to trouble the scorers and the skipper only managed two runs.

Ellis Williams (40) and Simon Jeffries (21) managed to lift the total to 190-7, but Green then came under attack from Munday.

Samuel Coelho helped Munday get the Benfleet reply off to a steady start, before Cook (2-27) and Zuniar Jamil (2-57) had success with the ball.

But there was no dislodging Munday, who clubbed eight sixes and 13 fours to reach 124 off just 78 balls before finally edging Jamil behind to James Lavender as his efforts helped Benfleet reach their target with five wickets in hand in the 29th over.


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