Champions win but Renaissance go joint top of North East London League
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The North East London Cricket League resumed amid glorious sunshine at the weekend, with sides desperate to find their rhythm following the week three washout.
A side who have quickly found form is Centurion Cricket Academy, who defeated Broadway Market by 123 runs at Springfield Park.
Redwan Maruf (57) and Tariqul Islam (50) notched half-centuries for the Centurions, helping to set a total of 291 all out after 37 overs.
In reply, Broadway’s batsmen failed to build any notable partnerships, and were eventually bowled out for 167.
Renaissance Youth CC joined Centurion at the top on seven points after they also recorded their third victory this campaign, winning by eight wickets against newcomers Bloody Lads CC.
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Renaissance were set a target of 212, largely owing to Jack Ensor (105) recording the second century of the season across the league.
However, his side struggled to contain the aggressive batting of Anam Arafat Amit (91) and Jahid Al Mamun (93 not out), as they got over the line total within 27 overs at the expense of just two wickets.
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Last year’s champions Stoke Newington finally got their season up and running with a low-scoring five-wicket victory over The Camel on Hackney Marshes.
Just six overs into The Camel’s innings, Stoke Newington’s bowlers had accounted for four wickets at the concession of 10 runs.
Left-arm spinner Khpalwak Zazai needed only a further 12 overs to skittle the remaining batsmen for the paltry score of 54, which was quickly chased down despite five wickets being lost in the process.
United Sanjan made it two wins from two in the remaining game of week four with a 136-run victory over Royal Sovereign at Millfields.
Sanjan elected to bat, and recorded 289-7 from their 40 overs. Sovereign only managed 153 in response and slipped to fifth in the table.