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Cricket: Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal delighted to bounce back after tough weekend with triumphs in Essex Premier Division and National Club Championship

PUBLISHED: 09:00 30 August 2017

Skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal in bowling action for Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal in bowling action for Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Herons beat Brentwood in the league on Saturday and East Grinstead in the cup on Sunday

Wanstead enjoyed another splendid weekend of success as they got their Essex Premier Division title push back on track, before reaching the final of the National Club Championship on Sunday.

The Herons returned to winning ways in the league on Saturday with a 107-run win at home to title rivals Brentwood.

Batting first, both Hassan Chowdhury (73) and Kishen Velani (53) hit half centuries before the hosts were bowled out for 245, while skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal took 7-36 to help dismiss the visitors for 138.

On Sunday, Wanstead won by 43 runs at East Grinstead in the National Club Championship semi-final, with Ellis-Grewal taking 5-21.

Victory in both league and cup leaves the Herons well on track to add to their trophy cabinet this term, and their captain was happy to hit back after a tough previous weekend.

“After a bad weekend when we didn’t play well, it had hit us hard, but we knew how important the games against Brentwood and East Grinstead were,” said Ellis-Grewal.

“In both games, we were able to secure two convincing wins and the pleasing aspect was that different players contributed to the wins.”

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