Renaissance, Stoke Newington and London Fields all emerge victorious
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Renaissance Youths navigated a potential barrier in the North East London Cricket League with a comfortable win over The Camel on Saturday, while Stoke Newington and London Fields both kept up the pressure on the leading pack with victories of their own.
The Camel opened the batting at North Marsh, but Renaissance’s Jahid Al Mamun (3-11) skittled them for 73, supported by Monowar and Mokbul Hossain with three and two wickets respectively, despite the best efforts of Camel’s Matt Hoslin (30).
In response the Renaissance openers put on 51, with Anam Arafar Amit hitting 40 and man of the match Al Mamun (17 not out) taking them across the line.
At Millfields, Stoke Newington chose to bat and racked up a respectable 235-7 against Baring Up in their 36 overs with contributions from Raheem Khan (62), Dilnawas Ali (43) and Winston Williams (37).
In response, Baring Up began cautiously against the tight bowling of Alex Chadwick, but when Hassan Ali and Matt Wark came to the crease the pace increased, one over going for 19 and another for 17.
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After Hassan was stumped for 85, Wark fought on and ended with 40 not out, but ran out of partners with Baring 23 runs short of the Stokey total.
And at London Fields the home team accumulated 220-8 in their 36 overs, thanks to 89 from Robin Friend and 39 from Adam Graham.
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In reply, Broadway Market struggled to get going after Fields’ Ben Sanders (4-31) ripped the heart out of their batting with three wickets in four balls. Kevin Helas (65) fought valiantly but the Market were eventually dismissed for 180.
The League now enters its mid-season break and will return on August 31 for the last four full weekends of fixtures to decide a closely contested title race, with over half of the league’s teams still in contention.