Search

UEL cricketers chase second win

10:00 20 May 2014

UEL

UEL's cricket squad face the camera at their Wanstead base

Archant

Squad aim to build on opening day success

The University of East London’s cricket team will look to build on a winning start to the outdoor season when they play their second fixture tomorrow.

UEL dismissed Essex seconds for just 50 in 24 overs in their opening match last week, after David Booth, Usman Sahar and Haroon Qadoos impressed with the ball.

And captain Ali Wood supported Mark Barrell (36 not out) with the bat as UEL chased their target without loss in just 4.3 overs.

Wood said: “I asked the boys at the start of the game to make a big statement for the season ahead. It is a short season with only five fixtures so it is very important to get off to a good start and we did that.

“I couldn’t ask for any more from them after a performance like that so I’m delighted.”

UEL welcome Greenwich University to Wanstead’s Nutter Lane ground this week and Wood is expecting a harder time of things for his side.

He added: “They are coming off a good victory against St Marys so we expect a much tougher game than the one against Essex.

“We are looking to build from our performance last week and continue to push for promotion. The boys have trained well this week and we are confident of another positive result this Wednesday.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

48 minutes ago
Diafra Sakho celebrates

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce says the club have done everything by the rules with return of striker

Diafra Sakho
Orient debutant Ryan Hedges challenges Colchester's Tom Lapslie (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Swansea City youngster eager to build on impressive debut at Colchester United.

Swansea
Action from the latest indoor cricket matches at UEL

Latest news from indoor cricket league

08:39
West Ham United celebrate with the FA Cup after their 3-2 victory: (back row, l-r) John Bond, Jim Standen, Geoff Hurst, physio, Ken Brown; (front row, l-r) Jack Birkett, John Sissons, Johnny Byrne, Ronnie Boyce, Eddie Bovington

The Hammers haven’t won at Anfield since 1963, but one man who played that day, believes the current team can win there on Saturday

Sam Allardyce

Most read sport

The iconic skeleton is set to be replaced by a giant blue whale skeleton in 2017, and people on Twitter really aren’t happy about it.

Citizens of New England wished they had temperatures “barely getting above freezing”.

That’s English literature, maths, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, history and languages, if you didn’t know.

But we’re reassured it’s just the way the schools are counted that’s made the difference.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder