Cricket: Wanstead skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal admits Jamie Porter was the difference in Essex Premier Division loss at Chingford
PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 July 2017
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Herons went down by 22 runs away from home, with Essex man taking four wickets
Wanstead skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal believes Chingford bowler Jamie Porter was the difference between the sides following a 22-run loss in the Essex Premier Division for the league leaders.
The Essex seamer had the weekend off from county action, so was able to turn out for his local side.
The Herons, meanwhile, saw their five-game winning run in the league come to an end following the loss on the road.
After losing the toss, the visitors were put into the field and despite Zain Shahzad and Ellis Grewal taking four wickets and three wickets respectively, Chingford were all out for 256.
In reply, Feroze Khushi top scored with 77, but it was not enough as Wanstead closed on 224-9.
Porter himself finished with 3-9 from his nine overs which also saw two maidens, and Ellis-Grewal admits it was always going to be tough against a bowler of the Essex man’s ability.
“Coming up against a bowler as good as Jamie didn’t help us on Saturday and he made a big difference,” said Ellis-Grewal.
“He was playing for the England Lions last month, so that shows how good a bowler he is.
“It’s always tough batting when you’re up against someone of Jamie’s calibre.”
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