Cricket: Fives thump Leigh; South Woodford come up short

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 July 2018

The cricket season is over halfway through now (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The cricket season is over halfway through now (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Fives & Heronians claimed a convincing 182-run win over Leigh in their latest Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two outing at Chalkwell Park.

Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, they saw Terry Ballard club a six and 11 fours in his 56 off 38 balls in a 117-run opening stand.

Shawn Tuitt struck a six and 12 fours on his way to 71 off 61 balls, with Charles Allen adding a six and 10 fours to score 88 from 92 balls.

Captain Jake Poulter (28) also chipped in, before Lakshan Rodrigo’s 78 off 44 balls, with two sixes and 11 fours, lifted the total to a whopping 382.

Paul Humphries (5-39) was the pick of the Leigh attack but the target proved far too high for the hosts, who were dismissed for 200 in 46 overs.

Sarfaraz Ahmed (3-50), Rodrigo (2-18) and Jonny Kay (2-32) had most success with the ball for Fives.

South Woodford came up short in a high-scoring contest with lowly Harlow Town, after the visitors piled up 306-8 on the back of Suraj Chauhan’s 131.

Viraj Khagram (4-77) bad the most success for South Woodford, who saw most of their batsmen make starts, but none go on to make the big score needed.

Harry Neicho’s 57 led the way, as Krishan Vadher (42 not out), captain Joe Craddock (33), Saihaj Jaspal (32), Kasey Harris (22) and Henry Blackwell (20) all got themselves in.

But the home side closed 20 runs short of their target on 287-8 and took just seven points.

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