Cricket: South Woodford stun Harold Wood in Essex Division One

PUBLISHED: 11:00 17 July 2017

Harold Wood batting at South Woodford (pic: Graham Hodges)

Harold Wood batting at South Woodford (pic: Graham Hodges)


A round-up of the latest matches from Essex Division One

South Woodford stunned Essex Division One promotion hopefuls Harold Wood with a six-wicket win at Highfield Road.

After electing to field, the hosts were superb with the ball, skittling Wood out for just 97, with Craig Sampson’s 23 the top score, as both Saihaj Jaspal and Mohammad Zaidi taking three wickets each.

Despite losing Essex opener Nick Browne for just three in reply, a top score of 39 from James Swash helped guide South Woodford home inside 24 overs.

Harold Wood next face Belhus, while South Woodford make the trip to relegation rivals Gidea Park, who beat Belhus by three wickets away from home.

After electing to field, the visitors were able to restrict their hosts to 205-8 with Zisan Abedin taking 3-18.

In reply, opener Kasi Hoq top scored with 54 as Park triumphed with three balls to spare

Divisional rivals Billericay, meanwhile, were beaten by 70 runs on their trip to Orsett.

After being put into the field, Ross Poulton took 3-42 for the visitors as they restricted Orsett to 261-7.

Despite a knock of 48 from opener Martin Guilbert in reply, Billericay were bowled out for just 191 inside 43 overs.

Billericay will look to return to winning ways next Saturday when they entertain table-toppers Hadleigh in a clash of the top two.

Woodford Wells cruised to a seven-wicket success at Harlow in Division One.

After electing to field, the visitors were able to bowl Harlow out for 108 inside 30 overs, with George Ellis taking 3-39.

Wells saw off the chase with minimal fuss as Tanveer Shah finished unbeaten on 61 not out.

Next up for Wells is a clash at home to Buckhurst Hill on Saturday.

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