Impressive wins for South Woodford, Parks and Fives

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 August 2018

Essex and South Woodford opener Nick Browne in batting action (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Essex and South Woodford opener Nick Browne in batting action (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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The latest from our local clubs in the Essex League Division Two

South Woodford produced an accomplished display to shock Essex League Division Two leaders Loughton.

Joe Craddock won the toss on the road and put the hosts into bat first, which proved a wise decision.

Although Bilaal Anwar hit 44 at the top of the order for Loughton, Jake Mcmullen (5-36) bowled him on his way to a five-fer.

He was well supported by the ever reliable Bradley Copper (3-32) as the hosts were all out for 153 in the 36th over.

The visitors lost Henry Blackwell early in their chase, but academy graduate and Essex star Nick Browne hit 52.

Copper added 26 at three and Kasey Harris scored 46 as South Woodford got home in the 38th over with four wickets in hand.

Fives and Heronians are now only five points behind leaders Loughton after an 88-run win at home to Harlow Town.

Billy Amas smashed 117 from number three for the hosts while Shawn Tuitt hit 79 and Lakshan Rodrigo exactly 50 as the home side posted 323 all out off 49.2 overs.

Although Harlow Town made a decent fist of the chase, Jake Poulter (3-51) helped keep them in check and Tuitt (2-55) and Usman Jan (2-33) chipped in to see the away side dismissed for 235.

Oakfield Parkonians also enjoyed success on Saturday by winning by seven wickets at Horndon on the Hill.

The hosts were dismissed for 139 with nine overs of their innings left and Parks got home in the 30th over to remain third and only nine points off Fives.

Meanwhile, South Woodford, after their impressive victory, are fourth and 19 points off second-placed rivals Fives.

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