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Cricket: Wanstead keep hopes alive with win at Hadleigh

PUBLISHED: 19:38 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 19:38 04 August 2018

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Wanstead kept their title hopes alive in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division with a 20-run win at Hadleigh.

Herons captain Joe Ellis-Grewal chose to bat first after winning the toss, but saw his top order fall away as Richard Revell (4-27) made inroads to leave them 51-4.

Bilal Patel gave Ellis-Grewal support for the fifth wicket, before Wanstead collapsed to 97-8, as Haider Ali Syed Zaidi ran through the middle order.

Jahansher Akbar hung around to add 34 for the ninth wicket with Ellis-Grewal, while last man Mohammed Fayyaz Khan helped Wanstead reach the 50th over before they were finally dismissed for 166.

Ellis-Grewal’s was the last wicket to fall, after hitting seven fours in his 51 from 101 balls, and Herons saw Zain Shahzad (3-33) and Kishen Velani reduce Hadleigh to 35-4 in reply.

Akbar (3-38) and Fayyaz Khan (2-21) shared the next five wickets to fall to leave the hosts 134-9, before Ellis-Grewal clinched victory for his side in the 44th over.

The win keeps Wanstead two points behind leaders Hornchurch with five matches remaining, with Chingford a further 30 points back in third place.


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