Damp start to all-day games
PUBLISHED: 08:28 17 June 2013 | UPDATED: 08:28 17 June 2013
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Wet weather hits cricket schedule
There were few winners in the Essex League as fixtures reverted to the all-day format at the weekend.
Following five weeks of 50-over matches, teams faced an earlier start – and earlier finish thanks to the wet weather, which led to the abandonment of many fixtures.
Wanstead welcomed Ilford to Overton Drive for a Premier Division derby and made 190-4 in 43 overs, thanks to John Chambers (78), Arfan Akram (43) and Rehan Hassan (39 not out).
Aron Nijjar (3-66) was the pick of the Ilford attack and the visitors faced 25 overs in reply, ensuring a draw rather than abandonment.
The visitors reached 117-3, after captain Gurdeep Kandola (31 not out), Nigel Jacobs (29) and Imran Qadir (21) all made starts with the bat.
Jake McMullen (2-35) and Garry Neicho (2-48) nabbed braces for South Woodford as hosts Chingford made 210-7 from 61 overs before the weather intervened.
Irfan Shah was unbeaten on 49 as Hainault got to 90-3 against Hadleigh before rain stopped play.
And Woodford Wells had reached 75-2 in the 28th over of their match at Harlow before the heavens opened.
Division Three leaders Old Parkonians were 187-5 in the 34th over of their clash at West Essex when all were sent running for cover.
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