Cricket: Woodford Green well beaten on closing day

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 September 2018

A cricket helmet and gloves lie beyond the boundary (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

A cricket helmet and gloves lie beyond the boundary (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Woodford Green went down by 103 runs against Walthamstow in their final match of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three season.

The visitors chose to bat first after winning the toss and had solid contributions from their top five to poost 224-8 declared in 46 overs.

Amrit Ryatt proved the pick of the Green bowling attack with fine figures of 4-47 from 11 overs, with Paul Richardson (3-54) also having success.

But the home batsmen struggled in reply, with only three reaching double figures as Green were dismissed for 121 in 31 overs.

Captain Hamaad Sayyed hit five fours in his 24 at the top of the order, with Ashish Rai adding six boundaries in his 25 off 22 balls at number seven.

Tailender Ryatt was the only other batsman out of single figures, hitting three fours in a cameo 13 off 11 balls, as George Evans (4-54), Dipesh Patel (3-10) and Richard Lindsay (2-14) combined to good effect with the ball for Walthamstow.

Despite defeat, Green finished the season in fourth place, having won 10 annd draw two of theiir 18 fixtures, albeit 50 points off a promotion spot.

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