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PUBLISHED: 12:03 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 12:24 11 August 2010

Goresbrook 253-7 beat Chelmsfordians 126 by 127 runs GORESBROOK under-16s continued their matchplay season with a fine win over a young but enthusiastic Chelmsfordians side. Brook skipper Brian Kulasena won the toss and elected to bat first on a scorche

Goresbrook 253-7 beat Chelmsfordians 126 by 127 runs

GORESBROOK under-16s continued their matchplay season with a fine win over a young but enthusiastic Chelmsfordians side.

'Brook skipper Brian Kulasena won the toss and elected to bat first on a scorcher of a day.

'Brook got off to a poor start losing in-form Craig Ivey for a duck but from then on they never looked back as Jordan Calverley (54) and Joe Curley (58) gave the Chelmsfordian bowlers a torid time.

Kulasena continued the good work smashing 37 in a knock that included three massive sixes and four fours. Jack Simmons (18) and Afsal Hussain(31) also contributed well as 'Brook powered along to 253 for 7 from their 40 overs.

In reply, Chelmsfordians got off to a solid but slow start but once the bowlers had made the initial breakthrough wickets began to tumble.

Alarmingly, Kulasenas decision to give some part time bowlers some overs allowed the visitors to push the score to 126 but the regular bowlers finished off the innings.

Hussain (4-12) and Kulasena (3-13) were the pick of the bowlers to round off a good day for themselves and for their team.

Woodford Wells 56-4 beat Goresbrook 55-4 by 6 wkts

A VERY young and inexperienced Goresbrook side, put a spirited display as they narrowly lost to Woodford Wells in this 15 over encounter.

Openers Dove and Gayner started solidly, but runs were hard to come by as 'Brook struggled to 9-0 off five overs, before Gayner fell for two.

Skipper Shane Barwick then put impetus into the innings with a quick-fire 11 which included a big six and along with Joel Oliver (7) and Ben Irving (4) brook managed to scramble up to 55 for 4 in there allotted overs.

In reply Wells started superbly rattling off 14 in there opening two overs and the game looked all but over. However some excellent bowling from Bobby Gayner (1-5), Shane Barwick (1-2) and Liam Gallagher (1-7) gave 'Brook a fighting chance but Wells were too strong as they claimed victory.

Hornchurch Athletic 87-6 lost to Goresbrook 89-6 by 4 wkts

GORESBROOK'S under-13s won this Havering cup tie in fine fashion with an imposing four-wicket victory over Hornchurch Athletic at the May & Baker Annex on Sunday.

The visitors tally was boosted by solid knocks from Davis (15), Hogan (12) and Phillips (12) but the Dagenham outfit gradually gained the ascendancy with an impressive display from their attack. Matthew Parker grabbed 2-8 from his four over spell whilst captain Forward bagged a brace at a cost 10 from his four over entitlement.

George Rehman also came up trumps for the hosts returning 2-14 as Athletic closed on 87-6 from 20 overs.

After the interval Goresbrook were given the ideal tonic as Luke Read fashioned a compelling 30 before retiring. Shane Barwick compiled an unbeaten 19 to see his side home to a four-wicket victory despite a two-wicket salvo from Doyle.


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