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Old Brentwoods Cricket Club keep up good Essex League Division Three form while Woodford Green Cricket Club see off Ardleigh Green Cricket Club

PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 July 2016

The second half of the 2016 cricket season is under way (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA WIRE)

The second half of the 2016 cricket season is under way (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA WIRE)

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A round-up of the action from the Essex League Division Three on Saturday

Old Brentwoods showed their Essex League Division Three title credentials at the weekend by winning a close encounter with Stanford Le Hope.

Khalid Sarwar won the toss at the Main Square and decided to bat first before watching his team make an encouraging start.

Openers Ramesh Gunalan and Baber Choudhary both got themselves in, but couldn’t kick on.

Gunlan was out for 29 and wicket-keeper Choudhary went for 26 – both out lbw before Wade Canham assumed the mantle.

He was dismissed for 27 as Old Brentwoods were struggling to find a batsmen that could get a significant score.

It was left to number seven Ayaz Qureshi to get his team up to a challenging total as he finished unbeaten on 43.

Old Brentwoods managed to reach 213 before they were dismissed with 11 balls left of their innings.

Stanford Le Hope would have been confident of chasing down the total, but Joseph Pierre had other ideas.

He got rid of the hosts opening batsman before claiming two other scalps to finish with 3-28.

The home side put themselves into a strong position when Shehan Perera (79) and Duncan Page (56) were together, but the former was run out.

Rajnish Dohal (2-22) come on and picked up one wicket before captain Sarwar returned to get success as he ended with figures of 2-28.

It was left to Dohal as the match neared its conclusion and he dismissed Page to ensure Old Brentwoods bowled the hosts all out for 199 and won by 14 runs.

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Woodford Green eased to victory at home to Ardleigh Green at the weekend after an excellent batting display.

The visitors won the toss and batted first with stand-in skipper Paul Hurworth stepping up and scoring 57.

Adam Thain added 46 down the order while Jon Bayfield (26) and Tom Gentle (25) had got starts.

Ardleigh Green could only reach 218 before they were all out with two overs still left in their innings.

Mohammed Hasan (3-43) was the most impressive of the Woodford Green bowlers while Amrit Ryatt, Hussnain Kazmi and Jack Cossey claimed braces.

After taking a couple of wickets, Kazmi enjoyed himself with the bat and scored 51 before he was bowled.

Saad Ijaz (52*) and Cooper Bingham (62*) took it upon themselves to lead Woodford Green home as they reached their target with 13 overs to spare, but the hosts remain eighth in the table with Ardleigh Green seventh.


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