Cricket: Loughton, Fives, Oakfield Parkonians all win

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 July 2018

Players move a sightscreen (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Players move a sightscreen (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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It was a case of as you were at the top of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two table as the top three all won.

Leaders Loughton dismissed Leigh for 202 at The Uplands, with Vishak Surendra (4-26) the pick of their bowling.

Vibhor Yadav (2-23), Jordan Ramsden (2-37) and Bilal Butt (2-41) all nabbed braces for the hosts, who saw Yadav hit an unbeaten 103 off just 65 balls in reply.

Yadav hit nine sixes and nine fours in a stunning knock, with Butt adding an unbeaten 51 off 38 balls in an unbroken 131-run stand to seal a seven-wicket win inside 28 overs.

Second-placed Fives & Heronians got the better of Horndon, meanwhile, as Oakfield Parkonians won by five wickets at Old Southendian.

Abdul Razzaq (2-37) nabbed a brace as the hosts made 244-7, before Haris Khan fell one run short of a century in reply.

Ravi Teja Dwaraka finished unbeaten on 87 as Parks sealed victory with seven balls to spare.

The news was not so good for South Woodford, who lost by one wicket against Harlow.

Michael Browne (33) and Saihaj Jaspal (40) put on 56 for the fifth wicket after South Woodford slumped to 43-4, with Jamie Carroll hitting 87 off 79 balls, including four sixes and 10 fours, to lift the total to 230.

Harlow reached 150-3 in reply, before Bradley Copper completed a 5-36 haul to give the home side hope, but the visitors scrambled to victory off the last ball in a dramatic finish.

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