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Ollie Wighton 150 for Hackney CC

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Week 19 NELCL: Wins for St.Clements & Hackney CC: Wighton brothers score 218 runs


Week 19 NELCL: Wins for St.Clements & Hackney CC: Wighton brothers score 218 runs

Saturday 28th August 2021

Saturday 28th August 2021

Hackney CC (326 all out off 39.5 overs) beat Canary Wharf CC (211 all out off 28.4 overs) by 115 runs.

Hackney CC:

Ollie Wrighton 150

Sam Wrighton 68

Canary Wharf CC:

Vinil Vijayakumar 87

Rakesh Chintalapally 4-43

The weather gods saw fit to give cricket a reprieve this weekend, and Hackney CC and Canary Wharf Royals CC responded with a run fest.

Winning the toss and batting, the Hackney openers, brothers Ollie and Sam Wrighton put on a batting masterclass - powering their way to 165 in the 16th over before the unlucky Sam (68) fell to the dreaded double bouncer. Reaching 192-1 at drinks, a big score was on the cards. The mainstay of the innings, Ollie Wrighton went on thrashing the CWRCC bowlers to all parts, taking the Hackney total beyond 300 and his own to a club record daddy hundred of 150. 

Chasing an improbable 327 to win, Canary Wharf’s odds of an upset were lengthened further when the pace of Charan Reddy took a wicket in the first over. CWRCC’s number three Vinil Vijayakumar then went big with a volley of boundaries to up the rate, teasing the outriders every step of the way.

The turning point came when Tom Mouritz took a sharp catch at backward point off the bowling of hardworking Reddy to break the partnership and leave Vijayakumar with it all to do.

When Vijayakumar (87) finally fell going for one heave too many to the slow bowling of Edgar Maddicott the Royal’s innings spluttered to 211 all out with Rakesh Chintalapally and Kamron Weekes cleaning up the middle and lower order to seal victory.

St Clements CC (171-8 off 29.2 overs) beat Tower Hamlets CC (170 all out off 27.4 overs) by 2 wickets.

St Clements CC: 

Afghan Khan 4-25

Arslan Javed 66*

Jay Sikander 31

Tower Hamlets CC:

Ruhin Miah 75 & 2-28

Tower Hamlets innings got off to a quick start despite losing opener Aayush Baluja early to a quick delivery from Adnan Javed. The hosts were very hospitable dropping numerous early chances and at the 20 over mark Tower Hamlets were 120 for 5. An excellent spell from Afghan Khan, 4-25 swung the game back to St Clements, limiting Tower Hamlets to 170 all out. Ruhin Miah top scored with 75.

The St Clements innings was slow to start due to some excellent new ball bowling by Mohammed Arif and Umar Shaffi., and Ruhen Miah2-28 but it was the innings of Arslan Javed , 66 not out that won the game for St Clements . Well backed up by Jay Sikander, 31 they shared a 78 run partnership for the 7 th wicket taking the score to 161-8 with St Clements reaching their 171 target in 29.2 overs. 

Sunday 29th August

The Passage vs The Camel - Game cancelled, win for The Camel.

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