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Newham College launch title defence with dominant win

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 October 2016

Action from week one of the Chance to Shine league at UEL

Action from week one of the Chance to Shine league at UEL

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Havering Sixth Form also celebrate at UEL

Action from week one of the Chance to Shine league at UELAction from week one of the Chance to Shine league at UEL

Defending champions Newham College and Havering Sixth Form College cruised to easy wins in the first week of the Essex Cricket Board’s FE Chance to Shine tournament at the University of East London SportsDock.

Havering opened the tournament with an offensive onslaught after winning the toss and batting against Leyton Sixth Form.

Kudiwa Kamudyariwa and Harry Gilhan built up a 60-run opening partnership, with some help from a wayward Leyton bowling attack.

Gilhan was bowled by Fareed Hussain after scoring 10, but it was the only wicket Leyton would take.

Kamudyariwa retired after scoring 26 from 11 balls and Jack Paine and Oliver White did the same, hitting 26 from 11 deliveries each.

Kai Hatton (9) and Sam Childs (9) saw out the remaining overs as Havering posted a daunting 150-1 in their 10 overs.

Needing some special batting, Leyton got off to a less-than-ideal start as opener Imran was run out for five by White and Childs ran out Hussain (9).

Leyton collapsed to 24-4 as Veerappan was dismissed for three and new man Hussain went for a second-ball duck.

Wajid and Farooq held off the inevitable as they built up Leyton’s only notable partnership of the innings.

Farooq slashed 26 from 12 balls but was caught by Hatton off Payne, while Wajid did even better, tallying 37 before he was dismissed off the final delivery, making Havering the winners by 58 runs.

Newham opened their title defence with an easy win over Barking & Dagenham as both bowling and batting units put in dominating performances.

Barking & Dagenham batted first and lost Bhajandip Singh for four as he was caught and bowled by Muhammad Rahim.

Fellow opener Rahul Kainth kept up his end but couldn’t build a partnership with the remaining Barking & Dagenham batsmen.

Irfan Ghuthus picked up the wickets of Saad Rashid (5) and Gurpreet Singh (2), thanks to catches by Rahim and Shafi Uddin, to make it 46-3 halfway through the innings.

And the difficulties continued for Barking & Dagenham as Kasim Hussain was run out for a second-ball duck by Bakhtar Khan and Osama Imtiaz was also run out for four.

Kainth, who had struck a quick 25 and retired, returned to try and salvage the Barking & Dagenham innings, adding 16 runs to push his side to 76-5 with one over remaining.

But he was then caught by Ghuthus off the bowling of Mojeebullah Niazi to end the innings and, needing just 77 to win, Newham wasted little time in reply.

Rahim opened and lashed 17 from just seven deliveries, including a six, before he was caught and bowled by Singh.

Nas Ahmed and Ghuthus then built a match-winning partnership, as Ahmed scored a steady 24 and Ghuthus added a quicker 15 to launch Newham to a five-wicket victory with 11 balls to spare.

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