Shenfield celebrate another tense success in Essex League Premier Division

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 August 2016

Arshad Ali in batting action for Shenfield (pic: TGS Photo)

Arshad Ali in batting action for Shenfield (pic: TGS Photo)

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Tailenders keep calm to beat Colchester

Shenfield edged past 10-man Colchester in their Essex League Premier Division clash after more tail-end heroics and a good all-round display from Ryan Plom.

Colchester’s Greg Stephens was injured in the warm-up and played no part in the match, with the visitors choosing to bat after winning the toss.

Jack Plom struck twice in the space of five balls in the fourth over to reduce them to 15-2 and [icked up a third scalp soon after, with Matt Salisbury getting in on the act to leave Colchester 44-4.

Captain Tom Ullyott found support from Andrew Kennedy and the pair put on 68 in 16 overs, before Suhaib Sarwar dismissed Ullyott seven runs short of his half-century.

Sarwar picked up a second scalp soon after to make it 126-6, then Plom returned to end a dogged seventh-wicket stand and finished with 4-25 from his 10 overs.

Arshad Ali (2-10) claimed the final two wickets as Colchester were dismissed for 157 in the 40th over and Shenfield captain Jack Kliber put on 40 for the first wicket with Sarwar.

Jamie Walton fell cheaply, before Kliber departed for 32, having hit a six and five fours, to leave the hosts 77-3.

And Jack Potticary also departed cheaply, before Tom Ballington and Adnan Mahmood were both dismissed with the score on 104.

Matt Salisbury’s exit, a week after his crucial innings in the win over Buckhurst Hill, left Shenfield 114-7 and Arshad Ali followed after hitting three fours.

But Ryan Plom and Frank Austin took the home side to 151-9, before last man Jack Plom survived three balls and allowed his brother to seal a one-wicket win.

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