Wanstead skipper Ellis-Grewal happy to keep pace with leaders after win

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 August 2018

Wanstead skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Wanstead skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Herons collected a 20-run victory away from home on Saturday, but lost at Brentwood in the Dukes Essex League Cup quarter-finals on Sunday

Wanstead & Snaresbrook skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal was pleased to keep pace with Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division leaders Hornchurch by beating Hadleigh & Thundersley by 20 runs.

The Herons won the toss and elected to bat away from home, but were all out for 166 despite a top score of 51 from Ellis-Grewal.

Zain Shahzad (3-33) and Jahansher Akbar (3-38) both took three wickets apiece with the ball for the Overton Drive side as they bowled Hadleight out for 146 to triumph.

With Hornchurch beating Brentwood, Wanstead remain two points behind the league leaders.

And with five games left in the season, Ellis-Grewal knows it was crucial not to lose any further ground in the race for the title.

“We knew how important it was for us to get the win and keep pace with Hornchurch at the top of the table,” he said.

“It was great to play against a competitive Hadleigh side and we were pleased to get the victory.”

There was bad news for Wanstead on Sunday, though, as they lost by four wickets against Brentwood in the Dukes Essex League Cup quarter-finals.

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