Ellis-Grewal hails Wanstead display

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 July 2015

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Skipper thrilled as Herons return to winning ways

Wanstead got their Essex Premier Division title hunt back on track with a win at the weekend and captain Joe Ellis-Grewal was pleased to do it over local rivals South Woodford.

The visitors elected to bat but it was the Herons who dominated the opening innings, bowling the opposition out for 200 with Zain Shahzad taking 5-27.

Wanstead rattled off the run chase inside 33 overs for the loss of just three wickets, much to the delight of Ellis-Grewal.

“It was a really good performance. We bowled really well to keep them down to a low score on a really good wicket,” he said.

“We lost men early on but we showed great strength in depth to dig out the victory.”

The Herons must surely have had a feeling of deja vu early in their reply as they lost two men cheaply, mirroring the match between the two sides earlier in the season.

Hassan Chowdhury and Kishen Velani came to the wicket and put on an unbeaten stand of 155 to guide the hosts home.

Velani was in swashbuckling form, hitting 103 off just 53 while Chowdhury’s knock of 82 not too shabby either.

With such firepower in their batting line-up, it is no wonder that Ellis-Grewal never had a doubt his team would be victorious despite having been 6-2 at one stage.

“I was still fairly confident we would get the win. It’s hard to stop Hassan and Kishen when they get going and that is what happened on Saturday,” he added.

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