Ellis-Grewal laments bad day at the office

PUBLISHED: 13:30 28 July 2015

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

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

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Wanstead skipper downbeat after Ilford defeat

Joe Ellis-Grewal was left to curse Wanstead’s luck after losing ground in the Essex Premier Division title race with a defeat at Ilford.

The Herons dropped to third in the standings and 22 points behind league leaders Chelmsford following the 47-run defeat.

And while Ellis-Grewal admits that things may have been different had Wanstead luck been in, he also believes it was down to the team performance too.

“It was a dissapointing day for us. There was a mix a things that didn’t go our way but also a lack of application from ourselves too,” said Ellis-Grewal.

Wanstead won the toss at Valentines Park and put the hosts into bat and three wickets for both Zain Shahzad and Fayyaz Khan saw Ilford bowled out for 181.

And Ellis-Grewal admits he was happy to have kept Ilford to what looked a managable total, adding: “We were relatively pleased with what we kept them to.

“The ball kept doing all sorts, even right up to the end, but it just kept missing fielders. We could have bowled them out for a lot less on another day.”

But despite reaching 51 for no loss, Wanstead never really got going in reply and were bowled out for 134, much to the disappoitnment of the team’s skipper.

“The wicket was getting tougher to play on and we had to battle hard for our runs. There were a few unplayable deliveries but it was also down to bad shot selection on the pitch.”

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