Trio suffer more defeats
PUBLISHED: 09:06 13 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:06 13 July 2015
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Wood, Park and Green lose again
Harold Wood dropped to the bottom of the Essex League Premier Division table after a heavy defeat against fellow strugglers Loughton.
The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first, with Bilal Butt (91) and Rishi Patel (82) providing the bedrock of their innings with a 132-run stand.
Maruf Chowdhury (5-27) proved the pick of the Wood attack, as Shahbaz Khan (3-40) and Hamzah Ikram (2-45) also had success.
But the home side were left to chase 265 for only their second win of the season and came up well short.
Hamza Ahmed fell to a second-ball duck, before Burham Mahmood (53) and Ikram (27) put on 72 for the second wicket.
Raihan Hussain (39) also made a start, with Wood struggled to build partnerships and were dismissed for 166, as Ilford climbed above them at the foot of the standings.
Gidea Park & Romford fell to a derby defeat against Division two rivals Billericay at Gallows Corner.
Chris Collier finished four runs short of an unbeaten half-century, as Sam Hewitt (40), Shawn Findlay (30), Russ Collard (26 not out) and captain Jamal Francis (25) also made starts.
But Park’s total of 219-7 was not enough as Billericay sealed a seven-wicket win with four overs to spare, thanks largely to David Hinnigan’s 115.
Ardleigh Green are 58 points adrift of safety after their latest loss to Belhus at Central Park.
Captain Chris Cook (3-36), Ayaz Younis (2-23) and Muhammad Asif (2-44) had success with the ball as the visitors made 228-9.
But Green were found wanting with the bat and eventually dismissed for a modest 155.
Dave Rai fell four runs short of a half-century, but Cook (27) was the only other batsman to pass 15 on another difficult day.
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