Super Shenfield earn big win over Wanstead
PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 May 2017
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Mahmood and Ali star in success
Shenfield claimed a comprehensive win over defending Essex League Premier Division champions Wanstead thanks to stunning performances from Haris Mahmood and Arshad Ali.
Captain Jack Kliber chose to bat first but saw opening partner Harsh Kumar fall to Suminda Balage Don without scoring and then departed himself, bowled by Zain Shahzad, to leave the hosts 8-2.
Ryan Plom (23) put on 47 for the third wicket with Mahmood, with Ollie Ekers also giving support before both fell to Mo Fayyaz Khan.
Mahmood held firm as Tom Ballington and Jack Plom were dismissed by Kishen Velani to leave Shenfield 147-6, before Shahzad returned to claim two more scalps and leave Shenfield eight down.
James Salisbury then put on 93 for the ninth wicket with Mahmood, who hit nine sixes and 17 fours in a stunning 177 from 161 balls before falling to Shahzad (4-49).
Salisbury was unbeaten on 32 as Shenfield closed on 291-9 and then struck instantly with the ball in Wanstead’s reply as he removed Arfan Akram first ball.
Jack Plom dismissed Bilal Patel soon after, before Velani (25) put on 47 with Feroze Khushi.
Wanstead were always up against it, though, and wickets continued to fall at regular intervals as Ali (5-24) and Tom Austin (3-28) combined to great effect to secure a 188-run victory for Kliber’s men.