Wanstead win run feast

PUBLISHED: 08:44 10 June 2013 | UPDATED: 08:44 10 June 2013

Shahid Saeed in bowling action for Wanstead at Upminster (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Shahid Saeed in bowling action for Wanstead at Upminster (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Velani hits out in style

Wanstead got the better of Essex League rivals Upminster in a high-scoring Premier Division clash.

The hosts chose to bat after winning the toss and saw their top four of Freddie Butt (56), Billy Gordon (45), Shahbaz Butt (40) and Alan Ison (61) score well.

Upminster captain Ollie Peck hit 37 from just 16 balls late on as his side reached 310, while Rehan Hassan (4-59) took the bowling honours for Wanstead.

Visiting skipper Arfan Akram dominated a 60-run opening stand with John Chambers and had made 79 when he was third man out with the score on 121.

Kishen Velani took up the baton after that, smashing 17 fours in a superb 109, from just 67 deliveries, to take Wanstead to the brink.

And Adnan Akram (65 not out) sealed a five-wicket win for Wanstead with fully 13 overs remaining.

Meanwhile, South Woodford slipped to defeat at Chelmsford, who made 259-4.

Kevin Sargent fell three runs short of his fifty as the visitors came up short on 197-9.

Nigel Jacobs hit an unbeaten century for Ilford as they made 187-9 against Chingford at Valentine’s Park.

But it was little consolation as the visitors clinched a seven-wicket win with 14 balls to spare.

Hainault’s Ashfaq Ahmed (104) hit a century also as his side made 270-7 against Woodford Wells.

And Idris Patel, Umad Sultan and captain Zoheb Sharif took two wickets each as the home side were dismissed for 177 in reply.

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