Wanstead start with cup win

PUBLISHED: 10:15 25 April 2016

Action from Woodford Green's clash with Upminster (pic: Ken Mears)

Action from Woodford Green's clash with Upminster (pic: Ken Mears)


South Woodford, Hainault, Wells, Fives, Parks also through

Wanstead got the better of Premier Division rivals Brentwood in their Essex League Cup tie at the Old County Ground, after restricting the hosts to just 153-8.

Aaron West (44) and James Redwood (33) led the way with the bat for Brentwood, while Mo Fayyaz Khan (4-30), captain Joe Ellis-Grewal (2-28) and Lesbourne Edwards (2-37) shared the wickets to fall.

Hassan Chowdhury (33), Essex staffer Kishen Velani (43) and Adnan Akram (44) scored the bulk of the runs as Wanstead raced to a four-wicket win in just 25 overs.

South Woodford edged past Belhus with three wickets and three balls to spare, as Joe Craddock (53) top scored in their pursuit of 190.

Fives & Heronians earned a 32-run win over Old Southendian, after Gary Norris (74) top scored in their 216-5.

Norris hit two sixes and eight fours in an 82-ball knock, before Sarfaraz Ahmed (2-23), Ali Raza (2-29) and Jake Poulter (2-31) bagged braces to hold the visitors to 184-8.

Hainault & Clayhall strolled to a nine-wicket win over Epping, who were dismissed for just 51 inside 19 overs.

Mousshin Ismail (5-18) and Bhalandip Singh (3-12) did most of the damage with the ball, with Sagar Joshi (24) top scoring in Hainault’s run chase.

Division Two new boys Oakfield Parkonians produced an upset to knock out Division One rivals Orsett.

Parks made 192-9, then dismissed the visitors for 171.

Woodford Wells booked their place in the next round with a six-wicket win at Westcliff.

George Ellis (3-29), Gareth James (2-14), Rory Ellison (2-31) and Tanveer Shah (2-54) combined to dismiss the hoss for 193 and Shah hit a six and 10 fours on his way to 74 in reply.

Jonathan Gaffney (26) also got started, before James hit six fours in an unbeaten 38 from 25 balls to see Wells cruise home and set up a trip to Old Brentwoods this weekend.

Upminster set up a trip to Ilford this weekend with a 54-run win at Woodford Green.

The visitors made 276-7 on the back of a century from opener Shahbaz Butt (112), as captain Alan Ison (60) and Shafiq Rahman (42) also made good starts.

Amrit Ryatt (2-57) and Zubair Bhatti (2-60) nabbed braces for Green, who gave valiant chase but were dismissed for 222.

Hamza Hussain hit a six and seven fours in his 58, while Mashood Qazi smashed five sixes in his 35 from just 12 balls.

Upminster’s bowling honours went to Matt Tigg (3-35), Ison (2-7) and John Curtis (2-30).

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