Woodford Green get better of Ardleigh Green in Essex League Division Three

PUBLISHED: 13:48 23 May 2016 | UPDATED: 13:48 23 May 2016

The 2016 cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

The 2016 cricket season is underway (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Third straight win puts Old Brentwoods top of pile

Woodford Green got the better of Ardleigh Green in their Essex League Division Three encounter at Central Park.

Captain Jack Cossey put the home side into bat after winning the toss and saw Cooper Bingham and Amrit Ryatt (2-30) strike three early blows with the new ball.

Tom Gentle (42) and skipper Chris Cook steadied the ship for Ardleigh Green, but Chris Haylett was the only other home batsman to reach double figures as they were dismissed for 126 inside 40 overs.

Mohammed Hasan (3-47) proved the pick of Woodford Green’s attack, with Cossey and Asad Ijaz (2-14) also having success in a good all-round bowling display.

James Duhig and Haylett dismissed the visiting openers, but Cooper Bingham hit 10 boundaries in his 62, from 87 deliveries, and captain Cossey was unbeaten on 22 as his side sealed a seven-wicket win in 31 overs.

Old Brentwoods beat Stanford by six wickets to claim their third successive win of the season and sit at the top of the table.

The visitors chose to bat after winning the toss, but Joseph Pierre and Awais Sadaqat struck early with the new ball to dismiss the opening duo.

Imran Hussain (4-37) and captain Khalid Sarwar (3-33) then ran through the rest of the line-up as Stanford were dismissed for 162, but Brentwoods lost openers Sumit Sharma (one) and Hussain (nought) cheaply in reply.

Wade Canham and Baber Choudhary joined forces in a matchwinning third-wicket stand, with both going on to score half-centuries to set up victory.
Canham fell for 62, with Choudhary making 61, before Rajnish Dohal and Sarwar steered Brentwoods – last season’s bottom club – to their target in the 26th over.

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