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Bush skipper Wilson pleased with opening-day win against Stanmore

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 May 2019

The latest news from the local cricket scene (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The latest news from the local cricket scene (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Bromyard Avenue outfit recorded a 55-run victory on Saturday

Andrew Wilson was happy to see Shepherds Bush begin the new Middlesex County Premier Division season with a 55-run success at home to recently-promoted Stanmore.

The Bromyard Avenue side were put into bat after losing the toss and lost opener Jack Brydon to a golden duck.

However, Tom Cox (50) and Jon Whealing (81) put on 138 for the second wicket to help Bush close on 218-9.

Though Stanmore's reply began with a 77-run stand for the first wicket, Matt Wookey took 4-25 to help dismiss the visitors fort 163 and seal an opening-day win for the hosts.

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And Wilson was happy with how things went on the day for Bush as they got their league term off to a strong start.

"It was an interesting game of cricket; we were inserted to bat and despite the loss of a wicket in the first over, got off to a very steady start," he said.

"Both Tom and Jon produced excellent and patient knocks, especially through the middle overs as Stanmore bowled good areas.

"After losing Tom and Jon in quick succession, a little cameo of 45 runs between myself and Idris Otto-Mian got us up to a very respectable score.

"Stanmore got off to a flyer in their reply, but a smart catch from Tom helped us make the breakthrough.

"The game seemed to turn very quickly as the spinners found their rhythm, with James Kidson, Udayan Gaur and Matt Wookey bowling beautifully."

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