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Britton happy as Fives get revenge

PUBLISHED: 11:00 15 July 2015

Ben Britton in batting action for Fives (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ben Britton in batting action for Fives (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Skipper thrilled to get one over Leigh after earlier loss

Ben Britton was pleased Fives and Heronians were able to avenge their opening day defeat to Leigh with an eight-wicket win on Saturday.

Fives racked up their fourth-straight win after dismissing their hosts for just 182 thanks to the brilliant bowling of Selvam Ramasamy, who finished with 5-28.

The visiting batting line-up then came to the fore, racing to victory inside 30 overs with Pete Kilpatrick’s 80 the top score of their reply and Britton was pleased to gain a measure of revenge.

“It was nice to put right what went wrong in the first game of the season!” said the Fives captain.

“I probably would have batted first but that was the best we have bowled all year. Selvam did really well with the ball.”

“The batters were extremely professional in what they had to do. Pete was great and it was just a shame he couldn’t get his century.”

Ot was a result that kept Fives nine points clear at the top of the Essex Division Two standings after 10 games this year.

But with third place Belhus lurking just a further four points behind, Britton remains cautious, adding: “We’re looking good but there is still a long way to go in the season.”


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