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Cricket: Woodford Wells skipper Jonny Gaffney praises Tanveer Shah after quick-fire win at Harlow in Essex Division One

PUBLISHED: 13:00 18 July 2017

Tanveer Shah top scored with an unbeaten 61 for Woodford Wells in their seven-wicket success at Harlow (pic: Woodford Wells CC)

Tanveer Shah top scored with an unbeaten 61 for Woodford Wells in their seven-wicket success at Harlow (pic: Woodford Wells CC)

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Wells beat Harlow by seven-wickets with less than 50 overs played at Marigolds

Woodford Wells captain Jonny Gaffney was thrilled with his team’s rapid seven-wicket success at Harlow on Saturday, with the Essex Division One clash seeing just 47 overs of action.

After winning the toss and electing to field, Wells performed brilliantly with the ball, dismissing the hosts for 108 as George Ellis took 3-39.

In reply, opener Tanveer Shah top scored with 61 for the visitors, who completed the chase with just 18 overs gone.

After such a quick win, Gaffney was understandably delighted with Wells’ display, though admits they could have done even better with the ball.

“It was a quick finish at the weekend, perhaps unexpectedly quick, though we still have Harlow about 30 runs too many,” said Gaffney.

“When we had them 43-8, we would have liked to wrap it up a little quicker than we did, but Harlow got a nice partnership going at the end.

“It was good that we were able to chase it with relative ease this time as when we chased 98 against Buckhurst Hill earlier in the season, we lost nine wickets.

“Tanveer looked class in his innings and while he was dropped a couple of times, he was timing the ball well.”


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