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Seconds edged out despite Whisker’s treble

PUBLISHED: 17:24 25 June 2008 | UPDATED: 12:29 11 August 2010

Goresbrook II 133 lost to Cosmopolitan 192 by 59 runs GORESBROOK seconds fell to a narrow defeat against a top of the table Cosmopolitan side as a battling performance was not enough to secure the victory. Skipper James Vincent won the toss and with the p

Goresbrook II 133 lost to Cosmopolitan 192 by 59 runs

GORESBROOK seconds fell to a narrow defeat against a top of the table Cosmopolitan side as a battling performance was not enough to secure the victory.

Skipper James Vincent won the toss and with the pitch looking green and grassy, decided to bowl against the unbeaten league leaders.

It looked a great decision when Nick Martin and Lee Ramduth both took wickets with the new ball leaving Cosmo 21-2 early on.

The visitors fought back however as Paul and Iyaya batted well with Paul scoring a fine half century and Iyaya hitting 30.

'Brook then took wickets on a regular basis, with Messenger (2-24), Atkins (2-39) and Dave Whisker (3-34) all chipping in, as Cosmopolitan were eventually bowled out for 192.

In reply, 'Brook started strongly as Mark Bird and James Vincent put on 42 for the opening wicket before Bird fell for 14.

Vincent and Craig Irving were caught out by shooters which pitched short of length, and were clean bowled for 17 apiece.

Jordan Calverly (10) Messenger (20) Ramduth (15) all chipped in, but it was never going to be easy, and 'Brook were eventually bowled out for 133, some 59 runs short, but yet again another valiant performance by the clubs second string in defeat.

Goresbrook IV 130 lost to

South Loughton III 131-5 by 5 wkts

A BATTLING display by Goresbrook fourths was not enough as South Loughton proved too strong in this friendly at Goodmayes Park on Sunday.

'Brook skipper, Dave Leadbetter, and his side were duly invited to bat, and they made a solid start courtesy of 14-year-old Conor Elliot who struck nine and Graham White who recorded 20 before being run out attempting a quick single.

The Read brothers impressed with 12-year-old Luke making 11, whilst Nick at three years his senior added 16.

Vikas Sharma lashed a quickfire 11 and teenager David White compiled 14 to give the middle order a solid look.

Three wicket salvos from Alistair Doye and Tom Kitchener put the brakes on the hosts' advances, but captain Leadbetter gave the tail a boost with an unbeaten 14 as the Dagenham side were all out for 130.

After tea, 'Brook made immediate in-roads to give them a scent of victory. Matthew Parker made an eye-catching debut trapping opener Greg Jones leg before for a duck before tempting Moshin Ali to an edge on five. Parker went on to complete an excellent return of 2-18 from eight overs.

Kevin Pickston led the fight back compiling 27 before being undone by the spin of David White, and teenager Josh Evans made 17 before being yorked by Sharma.

Jack Treadgold proved the star man for the visitors belying his age to fashion a superb unbeaten knock of 52. Receiving support from his skipper, Steve Phillips (20 not out) South Loughton cruised to victory.

Hornchurch Athletic IV 164-9 beat Goresbrook III 56 by 108 runs

SORRY Goresbrook thirds crashed to a humiliating defeay as Hornchurch fourths bowling attack decimated the 'Brook batting line-up.

'Brook skipper Chris Wilding won the toss and invited his opponents to bat at Chigwell on Saturday as they posted a competitive 164-9.

The bright spots for the visitors were the form of Ian Harris who bagged 3-28, Wilding (2-17) and Paul Winsley who returned 2-23 in his first start for three years.

After tea, League secretary Laurence Weeks tore into 'Brook with a superb spell of 5-13 from 7.4 overs.

Chris Wilding and Tommy Puncher who each made 14 and Martin Rooke (10) were the only visiting batsmen in double figures as the Dagenham outfit collapsed to 56 all out.


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