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Five-star Khan helps Hornchurch to success

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 June 2018

Mehad Khan of Hornchurch celebrates taking a wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Mehad Khan of Hornchurch celebrates taking a wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Mehad Khan took five wickets to help Hornchurch claim a convincing win over Chelmsford in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division clash at Chelmer Park.

Captain Billy Gordon chose to bat after winning the toss, but openers Frankie Jacobs and Jamie Sorrell fell cheaply to leave the visitors 36-2.

Gordon put on 49 with Michael Bones, who hit two sixes and three fours in his 40.

And Roy Smith (43) added another 78 for the fifth wicket with Chris Sains (40), before overseas star Muhammad Irfan clubbed four sixes and four fours in his quickfire 48 from just 21 balls.

Hornchurch closed their 50 overs on 247-7 and Gordon removed Dan Hagen and Nick Prowting cheaply in reply to leave the hosts 25-2.

Monty Panesar dismissed opener Robert Hayto (41) with the total on 58, before Gordon (3-36) got rid of opposite number Jack Sterland.

Khan claimed his first two wickets in quick succession – both bowled – as Chelmsford slumped to 86-6, then ended a dogged seventh-wicket stand for his third scalp.

Two more wickets for Khan (5-42) left Chelmsford on the brink, but their last-wicket pair put on 35 before Panesar (2-19) clinched a 75-run win.

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