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Essex League: Old Brentwoods draw on positives

PUBLISHED: 16:30 13 May 2018

Cricket sightscreens stand beyond the boundary (pic Lee Power)

Cricket sightscreens stand beyond the boundary (pic Lee Power)

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Old Brentwoods had to settle for a draw from their rain-affected Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three clash with Stanford.

Put into bat, they saw Abid Alaracu (25) put on 72 for the first wicket with Ramesh Gunalan, who his eight fours in his 56 from 63 balls.

Baber Choudhary and Khalid Sarwar then shared an unbroken 117 for the third wicket as Brentwoods closed on 221-2 from a reduced 32-over allocation.

Choudhary hit a six and four fours in his unbeaten 52 from 45 balls, while Sarwar clubbed four sixes and six fours to finish 73 not out from just 41 deliveries.

Stanford’s openers put on 110 in reply, though, before Ishaq Khan (2-36) made the breakthrough with the ball for Brentwoods.

Sarwar, Mo Amin and Awais Sadaqat (2-29) also had success for the visitors as Stanford closed on 201-7 from their 30 overs.

Brentwoods claimed 11 points from the fixture, while their rivals finished with just four.

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