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More wins for Newham and Leyton in Chance to Shine

PUBLISHED: 14:31 11 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:31 11 December 2015

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Newham College continued their brilliant form against Havering Sixth Form, while Arsh Sheikh smashed 41 for Leyton Sixth Form in week nine of the Essex County Board FE “Chance to Shine” tournament at UEL Sportsdock.

Late tournament entries Norlington put on a much better show this week, but ultimately fell 42 runs short of victory against Leyton.

Leyton were put into bat and were off and running immediately with openers Ummar Ibrahim, who made his way to 25 from 22, and Sohaib Kayani, who hit a quickfire 13 in four minutes.

But it was Sheikh’s stellar performance that lifted Leyton to an imposing total as his unbeaten 41 ame from just 18 deliveries as Leyton ended their 10 overs on 119-5.

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Hassan Ali put Norlington’s batsmen to the sword in the first over, dismissing Rizwan Hussain and Shohaib Naseer for ducks.

Ummar Ibrahim was also impressive for Leyton, running out opener Hamza Wajid after he made 17 from 16 balls, and then dismissing Sovol Malik for just four runs from 15 deliveries.

Ali got back into the action at the very end, running out Majeeb Mirzaman to end the match with Norlington all out for 78 after 8.4 overs.

Newham College received typically solid batting performances from Hamza Omar and Zeeshan Khan in their 56-run win over Havering.

Omar struck 26 from 13, while Khan reached 25 from just 11 balls, with one four.

Muhammad Rahim scored 19 before he was caught out by George Maydell off the bowling of Rahib Hoque.

Maydell also ran out Fasil Fajarul, but not before he had added 11 runs to Newham’s score.

Arsalan Khan (16 not out) and Atesaam Syed (9 not out) finished off the innings as Newham set Havering 133 to win.

Jake Southam was dismissed for a duck in the second over, but fellow opener Hoque scored 12 runs before his dismissal by Zeeshan Khan.

Kudiwa Kamudyariwa scored a useful 10 runs, but Harry Murphy went for a first-ball duck and Tyler Bunn scored just three to put Havering in a poor position late in the match.

Maydell took it upon himself to provide the heroics in a losing effort, smashing 24 runs from 21 balls with one four and one six.

But the match ended as he was stumped by Fasil Fajarul off the bowling of Syed, with Havering’s score standing at just 76.

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