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Johnson: Wells outplayed in Shenfield loss

PUBLISHED: 15:00 07 July 2015

Woodford Wells' home ground at Monkhams Lane

Woodford Wells' home ground at Monkhams Lane

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Skipper disappointed to lose ground on promotion rivals

Joe Johnson says Woodford Wells were beaten by the better side on the day following their seven-wicket loss at promotion rivals Shenfield.

The visitors were put into bat and could only make 228-9 despite impressive knocks late on from Gareth James (45), Rehan Iqbal (21) and Peter McDermott (33).

But it was a superb innings of 134 from Byron Wyngard that guided Shenfield to the total with 12 overs to spare and Johnson admits is team were outplayed.

“There were a couple of LBWs that didn’t go our way, one in our innings and one in theirs, but that wasn’t the only contributing factor. They were better than us in all three aspects of the game,” said the Wells skipper.

“Our score was probably 30 to 40 short off what would have been a par score on the wicket. The toss proved to be important. It swung early on in our innings which made it tough but when we went to bowl, it didn’t.”

However, Johnson also admits there were pleasing aspects depsite the eventual result, with McDermott and Matthew Nobes in particular catching his eye, adding: “Peter bowled an impressive spell and was pretty good with the bat too.

“Matthew on his debut did very well and it looks like he could be a good player for us in the future.”


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