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Whirlwind Winsley blows Scintilla away

PUBLISHED: 13:31 03 September 2009 | UPDATED: 12:24 11 August 2010

Goresbrook III 181 beat Scintilla 83 by 98 runs PAUL WINSLEY took a season s best five wickets to help Goresbrook thirds to the club s first trophy of the season when handing out a 98-run drubbing to Scintilla in the Lords International League Division T

Goresbrook III 181 beat

Scintilla 83 by 98 runs

PAUL WINSLEY took a season's best five wickets to help Goresbrook thirds to the club's first trophy of the season when handing out a 98-run drubbing to Scintilla in the Lords International League Division Three Cup Final.

'Brook skipper, Simon Walker, lost the toss at South Park on Saturday and his side were invited to bat by the current champions.

Teenagers Joe Curley and Shaun Ross gave the Dagenham outfit the ideal start with an opening stand of 93.

Curley found the rope eight times on his way to a superb half century, eventually departing for 54 after a 75-minute occupation of the crease.

Ross played the anchor role, showing a cool head, compiling 24 whilst out in the middle for 84 minutes.

Joe Wilkinson (14) and captain Walker (12) maintained 'Brook's early advantage, before Khan and Ifzal fired three-wicket salvos to balance proceedings.

Vedant Thakkar added 21 and Matthew Friend provided the sting in the tail with an unbeaten 14, as Hussain (2-16) and Jamil (2-28) restricted Goresbrook to 181 all out to give their batsmen hope of achieving the victory target.

After tea, Friend made immediate inroads into the Scintilla reply when removing Feda for a duck.

Gavin Hickey also struck early as he sent Adiz back for seven. The introduction of Winsley proved to be Scintilla's undoing as the seamer produced a season's best return of 5-18 to decimate the middle order.

Khan completed a fine all-round display with a fighting knock of 35, but with only Saheen (12) of his colleagues also attaining double figures, it was Goresbrook's attack who won the day. Friend (2-18), Vedant Thakkar (2-27) and Hickey (1-17) supported chief protagonist Winsley as the Dagenham side lifted the trophy with a 98-run success.


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