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Kulasena can’t save youths

PUBLISHED: 17:20 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 12:26 11 August 2010

Woodford Wells 138 beat Goresbrook 120 by 18 runs. A BATTLING knock from Brian Kulasena was not enough for Goresbrook under-16s as they were narrowly beaten by Woodford Wells on Sunday. The brave all-rounder hit an excellent 37, but Wells were ultimately

Woodford Wells 138 beat Goresbrook 120 by 18 runs.

A BATTLING knock from Brian Kulasena was not enough for Goresbrook under-16s as they were narrowly beaten by Woodford Wells on Sunday.

The brave all-rounder hit an excellent 37, but Wells were ultimately just too strong.

'Brook fielded first and found the Wells openers in aggressive mood, but Briggs went early for 14.

Gibbons proved a much tougher nut to crack though and smashed 67, but when he was out, they crumbled to 138 all out.

Shaun Ross (3-26), Mat Friend (2-18) and Kulasena (2-23) all bowled with good control and discipline and that allied to an excellent fielding performance.

The 'Brook reply got off to a solid start as Joe Curley (13) and Nick Read (18) put on 42.

Kulasena continued the good work, but the game turned as he was caught superbly and as the run-rate began to climb, Goresbrook just couldn't keep up.

Walthamstow 119-9 beat Goresbrook 51 by 68 runs

GORESBROOK under-13s slumped to a 68-run defeat at the hands of Walthamstow in their Peter Coe Cup tie at the weekend.

Walthamstow batted first but Shane Barwick, 11, was on song, almost taking a hat-trick at one stage, before settling for a three-wicket maiden.

Barwick returned 3-3, while Mat-thew Jupp took 2-24.

Daryl Forward, Louis Windows, George Rehman and Aaron Martin continued the good work with a victim apiece.

The bowling attack was complemented by some smart fielding, typified by Jimmy Woodhouse, who took two sharp catches.

After the interval, Forward (10), Barwick (7) and Luke Read (6) battled well, but couldn't prevent defeat.


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