Essex League: South Woodford go down despite win

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 September 2017

Bradlley Copper of South Woodford (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Bradlley Copper of South Woodford (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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South Woodford suffered a second successive relegation to Essex League Division Two despite a final-day win over fellow strugglers Harlow.

The visitors chose to bat after winning the toss, but Saihaj Jaspal struck early with the new ball.

Michael Harris (3-32) then got in on the act, before Bradley Copper ran through the middle order to pick up 5-36 from his 16 overs as Harlow were dismissed for 123 in the 47th over.

Joe Craddock and Harry Neicho made light work of South Woodford’s run chase, sealing a 10-wicket win in the 21st over.

Craddock hit two sixes and 10 fours on his unbeaten 74, from 58 balls, as Neicho struck a maximum and six fours on his way to 47 not out, from 66 deliveries.

But South Woodford’s sixth win of the season was not enough to save them as they finished seven points behind Gidea Park & Romford, who took 10 bonus points from their final-day fixture at Billericay.

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