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Coach & Horses gathering pace in North East London League

PUBLISHED: 18:14 24 July 2013 | UPDATED: 18:14 24 July 2013

Coach & Horses continued their recent revival in the North East London Cricket League with a fine win over Broadway Market at Springfield Park.

After being put in to bat by Broadway, a prudent opening partnership between David Stranger-Jones (31) and James Moore (39) set the tone for the Coach innings, while Ted Datta (33) and Tom Dollard (21) kept the scoreboard ticking over.

A good spell of containing bowling from Mo Sohail (1-17) dried up the boundaries before some lung-bursting running lower down the Coach order pushed the total to 213-7.

Broadway began with promise, but their opening pair were snuffed out by a combination of rash shots and accurate bowling.

Seamers Rob Perrett (2-22) and Joe Taylor (4-25) provided impetus with the ball, and Coach turned the screw on the middle order with the help of a feisty spell of spin bowling from Taj Islam, bowling the visitors out for 96 with 10 overs to spare.

Centurion returned to the top of the table with a comfortable win over Tower Hamlets. Centurion limited Tower Hamlets to 184-9, thanks to a tight opening six-over spell from Sridhor Gogguri (1-13) followed by wickets for Saif Khaled (2), Shamrat Khan (3) and Robiul Islam (2).

A second consecutive half-century from Shipon Iqbal (65), supported by the quick-fire Saif Khaled (54 from 30 balls), saw Centurion home with six wickets and 10 overs in hand.

Tanvir Rahman was unlucky to be on the losing side, contributing 44 with the bat and 3-42 with the ball for Tower Hamlets.

The Camel lost to a London Fields side who were bouncing back from last week’s defeat. Fields won the toss and tight bowling from Will Isaac (3-19) and Arthur Smart (3-24) restricted The Camel to 180-9.

After a good platform laid by Chris Rice (52), Kapila Perera (62) and Adam Graham (44) saw Fields to a seven-wicket win with three overs to spare.


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