Cricket: Woodford Wells come up short against Hill

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 July 2018

A Woodford Wells player takes on fluids in the field (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A Woodford Wells player takes on fluids in the field (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Woodford Wells came up short in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One derby with Buckhurst Hill at Monkhams Lane.

The visitors reached a challenging 270-9 from their 50 overs, thanks largely to a fine century from Ryan Karunakaran.

The opener hit two sixes and 12 fours in his 114 from 149 balls, before falling to Christopher Hall, who was the pick of the home bowling attack with 3-70 from his 10 overs.

Captain Jonathan Gaffney (2-45) nabbed a brace for Wells, who were in early trouble at 49-3.

George Styles (44) shared a century stand with Gareth James, who hit three sixes and 11 fours in his 88 off just 73 balls.

But Wells fell away late on, as Irfan Sahar (4-30) and Usman Sahar (3-18) did most of the damage with the ball for Buckhurst Hill.

The hosts were eventually dismissed for 232 in thee 43rd over, with Rohan Bhome (2-53) wrapping up the 38-run win for Buckhurst Hill.

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