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Ellis-Grewal pleased with Wanstead performance in beating Southend

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 13 August 2018

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead during Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC vs Hornchurch CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Overton Drive on 30th June 2018

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead during Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC vs Hornchurch CC, Shepherd Neame Essex League Cricket at Overton Drive on 30th June 2018

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Herons won by six wickets away from home on Saturday to keep pressure on leaders Hornchurch

Joe Ellis-Grewal feels Wanstead & Snaresbrook delivered a strong all-round display in their six-wicket defeat of Southend-on-Sea & EMT in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.

After being put into the field, the Herons dismissed their hosts for 181 as Jahansher Akbar took 5-33 with the ball.

Opener Kishen Velani then finished unbeaten on 100 for the Overton Drive outfit in reply as Wanstead completed a comfortable chase inside 25 overs.

The result means the Herons remain two points back from leaders Hornchurch, and Ellis-Grewal was pleased with how his team performed at Southend.

“We can be happy with how we played on Saturday,” said Ellis-Grewal.

“We lost the toss and were but into the field, but I would have batted first had we won it as it was a nice wicket to bat on.

“That shows just how well the bowlers did as it was a pitch I felt favoured the batsmen more.

“There were some dropped catches early on, but we fought back well to restrict Southend to below 200, when it looked for a long time they’d get in excess of that.

“It was a brilliant effort with the bat too and Kishen showed his class in getting a ton.”


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