Mixed results for Havering College cricketers
09:46 21 January 2016
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Havering Sixth Form College had varying fortunes in week 12 of the Essex Cricket FE “Chance to Shine” tournament at the UEL SportsDock last night.
Although they comfortably defeated George Monoux College, Havering lost on the penultimate delivery in a high-scoring battle with Barking & Dagenham.
Havering’s openers were solid in the opening match against George Monoux as Rahib Hoque struck 25 runs from just 13 deliveries and Jake Southam provided support at a slower pace, scoring 17 off 24 balls.
Hoque retired in the sixth over and Southam continued with Tyler Bunn, who smashed a quickfire 17.
Southam was finally dismissed, but Havering’s score was then 83-1 with 10 deliveries remaining, placing them in a dominant position.
But Kudiwa Kamudyariwa was run out by Sanam Ali for three runs and Harry Murphy added just two as the innings closed on 104-2.
Abbas Kazmi did his part in getting George Monoux off to a good start, scoring runs at a rapid rate, but his opening partner Yakub Qazi was run out quickly by Southam for three runs.
Hanif Khan gave Havering something to worry about, as he bashed 13 runs from just five balls. But he was then run out by Kamudyariwa and George Monoux suddenly found themselves in trouble.
Kazmi had retired and Ali had departed for duck, before Yasser Syad was bowled by Southam after failing to score from four balls.
Kamzi returned to the crease to partner Azeem Muhammed, but they fell to consecutive deliveries in the seventh over as Havering won by 34 runs.
Muhammed was run out by Bunn after scoring six runs, while Kamzi was dismissed for a total of 32 from 15 balls, including one four and one six.
Havering then turned their attention to Barking & Dagenham and controlled the match at the start.
Hoque and Southam opened again and piled up runs, as Hoque scored 26 runs from 12 balls and then retired, as did Southam after he made his way to 27.
Bunn could not get settled in and was caught for three, but Kamudyariwa bashed 25 in quick time.
George Maydell was run out for a duck and Murphy’s struggles continued as he was bowled for six by Nasir Mohammed.
Hoque and Southam returned to finish the innings, with Southam run out from the final delivery for 30 as Hoque finished unbeaten on 35 from 14 balls.
Barking & Dagenham needed a good start to chase down Havering’s score of 122-4 and got it from Kamran Ali and Abdul Rehman.
Ali scored 15 from the first four balls and made his way to 26 and Rehman was equally successful, scoring 25 before retiring.
The key for Barking & Dagenham was consistency.
Raj Jogi came in and took the chase upon himself, knocking 22 runs before he was caught by Southam off Maydell’s bowling.
Jogi was partnered for much of his innings by Mohammed, who scored 24 not out.
And Barking & Dagenham’s consistent high scores were exactly what they needed as they broke over the line with one delivery and five wickets to spare.