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Cricket: Old Brentwoods beat Ardleigh Green; Woodford Green also win

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 July 2018

Old Brentwoods players celebrate a wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Old Brentwoods players celebrate a wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Old Brentwoods maintained their 25-point lead at the top of Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three with victory over Ardleigh Green in a high-scoring contest.

After putting the visitors into bat, they saw Choudhry Mahboob hit his second century in three weeks to steer Green to 302-7.

Mahboob hit three sixes and 17 fours in his 119 off 126 balls, with Scott Jackson adding an unbeaten 78 off 60 deliveries, including a six and 11 fours.

Ishaq Khan (2-34) nabbed a brace for Brentwoods, who lost Abid Alaracu cheaply in reply.

Ramesh Gunalan hit 85 off 81 balls, including two sixes and 11 fours, and put on 188 with captain Baber Choudhary.

Zunair Jamil (2-53) struck twice for Green, but Choudhary finished unbeaten on 159 from just 124 balls, after hitting a six and 27 fours, as Brentwoods won by seven wickets with six overs to spare.

Woodford Green were also celebrating after beating Westcliff in a low-scoring encounter.

Usman Azhar (27) top scored as they were dismissed for 158 in 38 overs, with Ashish Rai (22), Amrit Ryatt (21) and Jawwad Hussain (20) also making starts.

And Azhar (3-24), Hussnain Kazmi (3-27) and Anshul Sharma (3-38) combined to good effect with the ball as Green claimed a 15-run win.

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