Old Brentwoods edge out Epping

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 May 2017

An umpire signals a no ball (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

An umpire signals a no ball (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Captain Sarwar leads way with bat in cup win

Old Brentwoods got the better of Epping in their Essex League Cup first round tie to set up a clash with Upminster.

The home side made a steady start as their openers put on 72 before Brentwoods captain Khalid Sarwar broke through with the ball.

Awais Sadaqat had success at the other end and Sarwar (2-40) struck again to leave Epping 73-3, before their fourth-wicket pair put on 52 to steady the ship.

Ramesh Gunalan (2-27) ended that partnership and claimed another wicket just four balls later, with Ejaz Khan getting in on the act to make it 158-6.

Sadaqat (3-31) took two of the last three wickets to fall, with Sarwar running out Epping’s Ramiz Miah four runs short of a half-century as Epping closed on 194-9.

But Brentwoods lost Gunalan cheaply and opening partner Cashif Khan for 20 to find themselves 35-2 in reply.

Raheel Ahmed (33) and Shahid Iqbal (29) put on 60 for the fourth wicket, before Sarwar hit five fours in his 39 to take his side to the brink of a three-wicket win inside 41 overs.

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