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South Woodford defeat Wanstead & Snaresbrook
12:10pm Friday 16th August 2013 in Latest Sport
South Woodford Seconds beat Wanstead & Snaresbrook Seconds by 31 runs with Bradley Cropper’s fine bowling display stealing the show.
Winning the toss, South Woodford elected to bat, putting up 219 for nine.
Michael Browne opened with four, dismissed for with a leg before wicket by Jack Lord before Cropper (35) and Ryan Correya (77) got the visitors back on track.
Mehad Khan’s three for 47 made him the pick of the Wanstead bowlers, with Richardson also taking three wickets.
Joseph Palmer top-scored with 46 as Wanstead were all out for 188, while Nikunj Velana weighed in with 33.
Louis Cant added to Cropper’s six wickets by taking the remaining four for 68.
Wanstead travel to Chingford next Saturday, while South Woodford host Woodford Wells.
Woodford Wells Seconds drew with Brentwood Seconds, thanks largely to Matthew Reid-Evans’ unbeaten knock of 107.
Brentwood won the toss and opted to bowl first with their opponents posting a score of 260 for nine.
Openers James Tulpin and Reid-Evans put on an opening partnership of 64 before Tulpin was removed leg before wicket. Reid-Evans went on to score an unbeaten 107 with Connor Whetsone picking up figures of five for 89 from 14 overs.
In response, Brentwood post 258 for nine – Billy Hull (45) and Chris Boon Jnr (40) top scoring for the visitors.
Reid-Evans continued his form with the ball, taking three for 68.
Third-bottom Chingford Seconds recorded a surprise six-wicket victory over Shenfield Seconds with Matthew McKay’s 94 central to the visitors success.
Chingford won the toss and put Shenfield into bat, getting off to the ideal start by claiming the wicket of opener William Appleton for just four runs.
Alex Gordon had the best bowling figures with three for 25 and two maidens from his seven overs.
George Platt (48) and Saitch (48) top-scored for the hosts, who put up a target of 212 for nine.
The Chingford response got off to the ideal start with McKay falling just six short of his century before Zishan Rehman (39) and Truptesh Patel (29) saw the visitors across the line for the loss of just four wickets.
James Borman’s two for 50 from five overs were not enough to prevent Chingford pulling off a shock.
Loughton Seconds drew with Fives & Heronians Seconds in Division One, with Tony Crosland taking an impressive three wickets for just six runs for Fives.
Having won the toss, Loughton decided to bowl and dismissed opener Neil Braithwaite leg before wicket for 18. Hugo Blogg fared better at the crease with a knock of 86.
Gary Norris weighed in with a further 67 as Fives & Heronians finished with 260 for seven.
Andrew Bridges was the pick of the Loughton bowlers, picking up four for 60.
The Loughton response got off to a poor start when Adam Vinson was bowled for a duck, but 61 from Riki Laird and 29 from Ben Notley-Griffiths picked up the slack.
Crosland’s impressive figures were made even more remarkable by the fact that he managed five maidens in his six overs.
Loughton host Hadleigh & Thundersley on Saturday, while Fives & Heronians travel to Hainault & Clayhall.
Table-toppers Buckhurst Hill Seconds were held to a draw by fourth-placed Hadleigh & Thundersley Seconds, with Buckhurst’s Daniel Platt picking up four for 21.
Hadleigh & Thundersley won the toss and elected to put Buckhurst into bat.
The hosts set about putting up a target of 210 for seven before declaring, with Hayden Gayle unbeaten on 70 and Hermes Solomonides (35) top-scoring.
Jack Wagstaff was the pick of the Hadleigh bowlers, taking four for 78 during his 17 overs.
Less-than-impressive at the crease, Hadleigh responded with just 87 for six – Max Holmes opening with an unbeaten 31 and Richard Harding posting 25.
Buckhurst continue their title challenge away to Orsett on Saturday.
Struggling West Essex Seconds were beaten by 93 runs by top-of-the-table Southend-on-Sea & EMT Seconds.
Southend-on-Sea won the toss and went straight into bat with David Colwill top-scoring with an unbeaten 72 as the hosts declared on 247 for nine.
Rehan Shamim stole the show with the ball for West Essex, taking five for 55. West Essex’s response got off to a stuttering start – openers Miftha Islam and Omar Azfal dismissed for a duck and two runs respectively.
Arfan Mohammed (43) and Shamim (29) top-scored as West Essex finished on 154 all out.
West Essex face a visit from fourth-placed Leigh-on-Sea on Saturday.
With only eight players, seventh-placed Epping Seconds were beaten by fourth-placed Benfleet Seconds by 61 runs in Division Three.
Epping won the toss and put their opponents into bat – the hosts in ominous form with the bat as they quickly racked up a score of 233 for five.
David Wright (84) and Kieran Record, unbeaten on 53, top-scored for Benfleet, while Salim Mithani took three for 75.
A slow start from Epping saw Tapan Patel (60) and Yasin Vadasaria (30) steady the innings, but the visitors finished on 172 all out.
Eighth-placed Woodford Green Seconds drew with sixth-placed Old Southendian and Southchurch Seconds.
Old Southendian posted a score of 221 for six before declaring – Martin Paige’s 68 and Harwood’s unbeaten 25 helping the visitors to a sizeable score.
Rishabh Mehan was the pick of the Woodford Green bowling attack, picking up three for 38 on top of three maidens in his 12.4 overs.
Woodford could only muster 140 for eight in response – Mark Smith (41) and Ashok Patel (29) top-scoring as Old Southendian’s James Bunce took two wickets for just 11 runs in his six overs.
Fifth-placed Old Parkonians Seconds triumphed over fourth-placed Harlow Town Seconds with ease, 102 runs the winning margin.
Harlow won the toss and put Old Parkonians into bat, with Alan Bouquet (72) and Harris Shah (40) helping the visitors to a score of 225 for eight.
Simon Rowell took an impressive six for 75.
The Harlow response started brightly with Darryl Pettengel opening with 58 before a middle-order batting collapse.
Simon Rowell added a further 18 as Harlow were bowled out for just 123.
Indipreet Bhatia and Amit Kalley both took four wickets apiece, with only 50 runs conceded between them.
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