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Essex League: Hornchurch's Panesar leaves Hadleigh in a spin

PUBLISHED: 19:28 19 May 2018 | UPDATED: 19:28 19 May 2018

Monty Panesar of Hornchurch gives the thumbs up (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Monty Panesar of Hornchurch gives the thumbs up (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Monty Panesar's six-wicket haul helped Hornchurch to a comfortable win over Hadleigh in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.

Captain Billy Gordon chose to bat after winning the toss and saw Frankie Jacobs put on 63 with Jamie Sorell, who fell two runs short of his half-century to make it 72-2.

Gordon (52) then put on 97 with Ronnie Saunders (66) before the home side lost late wickets to close on 211-7 from 64 overs.

It proved more than enough as Mehad Khan removed Hadleigh’s top three to leave the visitors 35-3, before former England Test spinner Panesar took centre stage.

After bowling Sam Handley, the left-armer had Luke Smith caught by Jacobs and trapped Adam Dobson and Adam Soilleux lbw to leave Hadleigh 65-7.

Panesar completed his five-wicket haul by bowling Ashley Bennett for a duck soon after, then had Haider Ali Syed Zaidi stumped by Michael Bones to finish with 6-22, before Khan (4-26) completed an emphatic 124-run win.

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