Harold Wood vice-skipper Khan devastated after narrow defeat

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 August 2018

The cricket season is well underway (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The cricket season is well underway (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Wood beaten by just two runs away from home on Saturday

Harold Wood vice-captain Shahbaz Khan was gutted to lose by just two runs at home to Buckhurst Hill in Shepherd Neame Essex Division One.

Wood lost the toss and were put into the field at home, but figures of 5-41 from Taqi Abbas helped dismiss the visitors for 226.

Though skipper Raihan Hussain (74) and Craig Perrin (62) both hit half-centuries for Wood in reply, a lower-order collapse saw them fall agonisingly shot as they were all out for 224.

The result will certainly have hurt the Wood squad, and Khan himself admitted he was gutted to lose by such a small margin.

“To lose in the manner we did was really disappointing because it was so close,” he said.

“There were moments when we were right on it, but our last five wickets went far too cheaply.

“We looked on course to do it at one stage, but then we collapsed badly and that hurt us.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists