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Browne gives South Woodford a boost

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 July 2017

Nick Browne in batting action for South Woodford (pic Graham Hodges)

Nick Browne in batting action for South Woodford (pic Graham Hodges)

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Essex opener Nick Browne helped South Woodford to a much-needed five-wicket win over Harlow in Essex League Division One.

Bradley Copper in batting action for South Woodford (pic Graham Hodges)Bradley Copper in batting action for South Woodford (pic Graham Hodges)

Left-hander Browne hit a six and 13 fours in his 89 from 79 balls, putting on 142 with Kasey Harris to lay the foundations for a successful run chase.

The hosts chose to bat first but Harry Shirt struck early with the new ball and Saihaj Jaspal also had success to make it 50-2.

Home skipper Hafiz Yawar Afzal held firm to share half-century stands with Ahmed Khawaja and Ubaid Ur Rehman Kiani on his way to 103 as Harlow reached 244, with Bradley Copper (3-39), Haider Ali Syed Zaidi (2-43) and Shirt (2-51) sharing wickets.

Joe Craddock fell to a fourth-ball duck in reply, but Browne and Harris (77) got the visitors on track, with Copper hitting a six and six fours in his unbeaten 47 from 55 balls to seal a win that lifts them off the bottom of the table.


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