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Harold Wood skipper Perrin has mixed emotions after defeat at Orsett

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 June 2018

Craig Perrin (left) keeps wicket for Harold Wood earlier this season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Craig Perrin (left) keeps wicket for Harold Wood earlier this season (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Wood beaten by 31 runs on Saturday, but still moved into promotion places with rivals slipping up

Harold Wood skipper Craig Perrin admits it was strange to see the club climb into the top two in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One — despite losing by 31 runs at Orsett & Thurrock.

After losing the toss and being put into the field, Wood saw the hosts make 254-7, despite two wickets apiece for Richard Brabner (2-43) and Hamza Ikram (2-50).

Ikram top scored for Wood in reply, finishing unbeaten on 67, but it proved in vain as the visitors were all out for 210.

However, with Perrin’s men collecting six points in defeat and Colchester & East Essex, who had started the day in second, taking none from their 10-wicket defeat at Belhus, it allowed Wood to move up the standings.

Perrin says it was a strange way to climb the table and admits he had mixed feelings after the loss at Orsett.

“It was quite a strange situation to be in. Obviously we were disappointed to lose at Orsett, but we were quite happy that we moved into the promotion places,” said the Wood skipper.

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