Newham stall Ford
PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 June 2015
Leaders suffer upset at Flanders Field
Newham upset Essex County League Premier Division leaders Ford in a tense encounter at Flanders Field last weekend.
Captain Tariq Aslam (20) won the toss and got the home side off to a solid start with opening partner Amit Midha (22).
Lalit Sharma then played the key innings for Newham, hitting 53, and Aamir Shaukat added 34 down the order to help them reach 218 in the 42nd over.
Adeel Mirza (5-43) was the pick of the bowling for table-topping Ford, who lost wickets at regular intervals during their run chase.
Mudassar Aziz did most of the damage with the ball, removing five of the top six Ford batsmen to finish with figures of 5-36.
Hassan Masood stood firm at one end, as Muhammad Farooq, Arjun Rana and Shaukat also had success for Newham, and found good support from Nomaan Shah.
But Kashif Iqbal held on to a return catch to end Shah’s efforts at 33 and Masood was left unbeaten on 75 as Ford were dismissed for 206 in the penultimate over.
Newham seconds completed a win double with a 64-run triumph over Redbridge.
Qureshi Muhammad (81) and Mujakkir Hussain (78) played the leading roles with the bat as Newham amassed 299-8 from their 45 overs.
Captain Muhammad Kamran (41) and Aswad Mohammed (28) also chipped in, before Sibtain Hasan Hashmee (2-30), Mohammed (2-31) and Zaheer Khan (2-43) all nabbed braces to dismiss the home side for 235.
Stratford’s Bow Green went down at defending champions Scintilla, in a high-scoring clash.
Valentine Deeble (2-43) and Renford Coulson (2-50) took two wickets apiece as the home side amassed 319-8.
But Barrington Goldson hit a fine 105 in reply, including two sixes and 13 fours, and Keith Browne (84) added two sixes and 14 fours as Green reached 271-8.
Green’s seconds beat Hamilton Lions by 24 runs in Division One.
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