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Joe has Hainault by short and Curley’s

PUBLISHED: 18:03 03 June 2009 | UPDATED: 12:26 11 August 2010

TON-DERFUL . . . Joe Curley poses by the scoreboard after his wonderful hundred against Hainault.

TON-DERFUL . . . Joe Curley poses by the scoreboard after his wonderful hundred against Hainault.

Goresbrook 178-2 beat Hainault & Clayhall 177-8 by 8 wkts JOE CURLEY hit a sensational century as Goresbrook under-16s eased to victory over Hainault & Clayhall. Brook were chasing 178 to win in this 40-over a side game, but Curley in partnership with Jo

Goresbrook 178-2 beat Hainault & Clayhall 177-8 by 8 wkts

JOE CURLEY hit a sensational century as Goresbrook under-16s eased to victory over Hainault & Clayhall.

'Brook were chasing 178 to win in this 40-over a side game, but Curley in partnership with Jordan Calverley set about their target with intent.

The pair batted with great skill and as the bowling deteriorated as the innings wore on, he reached his 100 from just 83 deliveries.

Calverley (50) also deserves credit as the duo helped Goresbrook cruise home with eight wickets remaining, in only the 25th over.

When Hainault batted, it was clear that their Essex academy player Akram was the one to watch, as he made an excellent 102.

'Brook's bowlers had put on a disciplined performance, maintaining an excellent line and length as they restricted their opponents to 177-8 from their 40-overs.

Matthew Friend was the leader of the pack, claiming 5-38, with his unerring accuracy too good for Hainault, while Afzal Hussain (1-15) provided sterling support.

Defending 177, Hainult were confident of victory. They however didn't account for the efforts of Curley and Calverley.


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