Hornchurch hit back in derby

PUBLISHED: 12:05 17 May 2011

Hornchurch celebrate a wicket (TGS)

Hornchurch celebrate a wicket (TGS)

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Captain Murray misses out in run-feast

Hornchurch captain Paul Murray was pleased to see his side bounce back from defeat at Orsett to beat Harold Wood in their derby clash.

The visitors posted 315-9, as five of the top six made telling contributions, and it proved more than enough for Wood, who were without captain Rizwan Qureshi.

But Murray missed out, after being trapped leg before for just eight, and said: “It was a bit disappointing to miss out. I was the only one in the top order to fail but the boys did well.

“It wasn’t the strongest attack, but we knuckled down and it was good to get a big score on the board to send a message out to the rest of the league.”

Michael Bones and Chris Sains both posted half-centuries, while Billy Gordon, Simon Savides and Richard Sherlock all got themselves in.

Danny Evans, Bones and Mark Whitlock nabbed two wickets apiece for Hornchurch, before Myles Wells wrapped up a 135-run win with three late wickets.

Murray added: “Losing to Orsett was a massive downer, but a few things have been sorted out and we’ve put it behind us now.

“Danny [Evans] is finding his rhythm now, getting into his stride, and hopefully he’ll be up to full speed and scaring a few batsmen.

“Richard [Sherlock] had a scan on his back and it all appears to be ok, so hopefully he’ll be able to bowl again after some physio this week.”

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