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Woodford Green CC - Sat 1st XI
Goresbrook CC - 1st XI
Sat 8 Jun 12:30 - Essex League - 1st XI Division Three (Time & Overs) Start time 12:30

Five for Barwick as 1s chase 220 at Woodford

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Horan impresses in successful chase

Goresbrook bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week against Harlow, beating bottom side Woodford Green by 4 wickets to move within a handful of points of the promotion places in what is shaping up to be a very tight Division Three of the Shepherd Neame Essex league.

After losing the toss, Brook laboured at times in the field in the face of some aggressive home batting on a good pitch on the small Woodford Green ground, the hosts skipper Hussnain Kazmi getting his side off to a flying start with a 23 ball 38. However Shaun Ross picked up a couple of early wickets to keep Goresbrook in the game and then a fine stint of 16 overs 5 for 41 from skipper Shane Barwick underpinned the Goresbrook effort, with wickets falling at regular intervals, despite several dropped chances, to ensure that the contest was always relatively even.

Only a fine 65 from Samar Rivzi pushed the home side over 200, but he lacked support from the tail and when he was last man out bowled by Richard Williams, Goresbrook were left to chase 220, not too daunting a prospect on a ground where even a mishit could clear the square boundary.

The Goats response was always ahead of the required rate after a run a ball 26 from Joe Curley, who tested the mishit theory with what was quite possibly the shortest six of all time and despite the loss of Shane Barwick (15) and Kurt Whisker (0) in quick succession after Curley fell, a stylish 61 from Jordan Calverley took the score onto 134 before he was bowled by Kazmi. The loss of Afzal Hussain then made it 155-5, but any prospect of a collapse was stemmed by a superb innings from 15 year old Alfie Horan. Horan, who has been prolific in Goresbrook’s Sunday league side, played with tremendous composure as he first joined forces with Arul Gopalasamy (19) and then after Gopalasamy fell leg before wicket, he watched as Sivakumar Subramanian finished proceedings with a hail of boundaries, Goresbrook chasing down their total with nearly 10 overs to spare for the loss of six wickets, Horan ending unbeaten on 34.

With the pacesetters having to settle for draws at the weekend, Brook move to within six points of 2nd placed Ardleigh Green, who they visit on Saturday.

Scorecard

Woodford Green CC - Sat 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat

Woodford Green CC - Sat 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jake Mcmullen
ct. J Calverley, b. S Barwick
28
57
4
0
49.1
Hussnain Kazmi
ct. J Calverley, b. S Ross
38
23
4
2
165.2
Sulaman Hussain
ct. B Parnell, b. S Ross
10
23
1
0
43.5
Chris Masters
b. A Hussain
24
22
5
0
109.1
Ashish Rai
ct. A Hussain, b. S Barwick
29
53
3
0
54.7
Samar Rivzi
b. R Williams
65
66
8
2
98.5
Omar Saeed
ct. S Ross, b. S Barwick
5
17
0
0
29.4
Divij Desai
lb. S Barwick
0
1
0
0
0.0
Nathan Onojaife
ct. J Calverley, b. S Barwick
0
10
0
0
0.0
Paul Richardson
ro. S Ross
0
2
0
0
0.0
Zain Ul-Abiddin
Not Out
1
5
0
0
20.0
Extras
7w, 10b, 2lb, 1nb
20
Total
for 10 wickets 46.2 overs
220

Goresbrook CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Richard Williams
4.2
1
18
1
4.5
1w
Arul Gopalasamy
3.0
0
24
0
8.0
Shane Barwick
16.0
2
41
5
2.6
1w
Shaun Ross
9.0
0
45
2
5.0
3w
Sivakumar Subramanian
7.0
0
54
0
7.7
1nb, 2w
Billy Parnell
3.0
1
9
0
3.0
Afzal Hussain
4.0
0
17
1
4.3

Goresbrook CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jordan Calverley
b. H Kazmi
61
83
7
1
73.5
Joe Curley
b. P Richardson
26
26
3
1
100.0
Shane Barwick
ct. N Onojaife, b. P Richardson
15
11
0
2
136.4
Kurt Whisker
lb. J Mcmullen
0
7
0
0
0.0
Afzal Hussain
ct. A Rai, b. O Saeed
29
30
4
1
96.7
Alfie Horan
Not Out
34
42
5
0
81.0
Arul Gopalasamy
lb. P Richardson
19
22
2
0
86.4
Sivakumar Subramanian
Not Out
22
10
3
1
220.0
Richard Williams
Did Not Bat
 
Billy Parnell
Did Not Bat
 
Shaun Ross
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
13w, 4b, 1nb
18
Total
for 6 wickets 38.2 overs
224

Woodford Green CC - Sat 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Hussnain Kazmi
10.0
1
70
1
7.0
1nb
Chris Masters
4.0
0
24
0
6.0
1w
Paul Richardson
11.0
1
49
3
4.5
Jake Mcmullen
8.0
0
33
1
4.1
6w
Sulaman Hussain
1.0
0
12
0
12.0
Omar Saeed
4.0
0
22
1
5.5
6w
Zain Ul-Abiddin
0.2
0
10
0
 

Team selection

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League round up

Other 1st XI Division Three (Time & Overs) results

West Essex CC - 1st XI
103
109
Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower CC - 1st XI
227/6
216/8
Epping CC - 1st XI
Stanford Le Hope CC - 1st XI
104
219
Walthamstow CC - 1st XI
Westcliff-On-Sea CC - 1st XI
153/2
253
Leigh On Sea CC - 1st XI

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# Team Pts
1. Leigh On Sea CC 119
2. Westcliff-On-Sea CC 111
3. Harlow CC 103
4. Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower CC 102
5. Goresbrook CC 97
6. Walthamstow CC 97
7. Stanford Le Hope CC 73

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