Green drop into bottom two

PUBLISHED: 13:16 15 August 2011

Kenny Simms of Rainham celebrates a wicket (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Kenny Simms of Rainham celebrates a wicket (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Wells sink Cook’s men

Ardleigh Green dropped into the Essex Premier Division relegation zone with three games remaining after a crushing defeat against Woodford Wells.

Risbah Shah’s unbeaten century led the visitors to a challenging 279-6 from their 50 overs at Central Park.

And Green were never in the hunt after slipping to 21-3 as Andrew Richardson’s five-wicket haul sent them to a 180-run defeat.

Harold Wood came up 15 runs short against Division One rivals Chingford, despite a century from Raihan Hussain.

Wood look favourites to go down with Gidea Park & Romford, after a six-wicket defeat against leaders Buckhurst Hill left them 47 points adrift of safety.

Will Cooper hit a half-century in Park’s 194-7 but Hill reached their target with 16 overs to spare.

Hornchurch lie just above the drop zone following their defeat against promotion hopefuls Shenfield.

Michael Bones and Danny Evans hit half-centuries in Hornchurch’s 217, but Shenfield clinched a four-wicket win with six balls to spare.

They now enjoy a 26-point lead over third-placed Upminster, whose promotion hopes were hit after a second successive defeat.

After dismissing Fives for 247, Upminster came up agonizingly short on 243-8.

Hornchurch Athletic gave their survival hopes a boost in the Essex County League Premier Division after a six-wicket win over title-chasing Asian.

But Havering dropped out of the promotion places in Mid-Essex Division Three after losing at Springfield 2nds as rivals East Hanningfield and Rayleigh Fairview both won to leapfrog above them.

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