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Essex Premier Division: Shenfield down Hornchurch; Brentwood win

PUBLISHED: 09:00 25 July 2016

Hornchurch captain Roy Smith (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Hornchurch captain Roy Smith (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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A round-up of the latest action from the Essex Premier Division

Hornchurch dropped further back from Essex Premier Division leaders Wanstead following a 23-run defeat away to local rivals Shenfield.

The hosts won the toss and elected to bat, as Jack Potticary (89) impressed most with the bat before Shenfield were bowled out for 268.

Mohib Shah was the best bowler for Hornchurch, ending the innings having recorded figures of 3-59.

Knocks of 63 from Billy Gordon and 69 from Tom Moore proved in vain for the visitors in reply as they were dimissed short of their target for 245.

Tom Ballington caused Hornchurch the most misery as he ended with 4-42, while Suhaib Sarwar picked up 3-32.

The visitors’ woes were very compounded by a win for Wanstead, which means they now lead the way by 27 points.

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Brentwood maintained their place in the safety of midtable having beaten Ilford by 60 runs at home following a star showing with the bat.

The hosts won the toss and saw opener Aaron West put on an impressive 87, while skipper Joe Buttleman and James Redwood both hit 59 as they closed on 311-5.

Mo Ahktar took 3-37 for Ilford, while there were also wickets for Theeban Tavarasa (3-37) on a tough day in the field for the visitors.

In reply, Nigel Jacobs opened with 54 for the Valentines Park club, but no one else was able to make a half century as they closed short of their target on 251-9.

Tom Oakley was the star bowler for Brentwood, ending the innings with figures of 3-35.


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