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Cookham Dean CC's Wasim Ahmed takes 7-19 to down Dinton

Patrick Castleden

Cookham Dean claimed their second win of the league season as they defeated Dinton by 78 runs in a low scoring affair.

Wasim Ahmed was the standout performer for Dean as he claimed seven wickets from only seven overs.

After a week of bad weather and favourable conditions, Dinton elected to bowl after winning the toss.

Ben Millar (15) and Sohil Mangat (29) got Cookham off to a good start as they put on 61 for the first wicket.

However, Dean collapsed from this position to 119 all out as no other batsman managed to make double figures.

Annis Mehrban did the most damage taking seven wickets for 25 runs from his ten overs.

With such a low total to defend Dean would have to take early wickets to give themselves a chance of winning.

Wasim Ahmed (7-19)  and Scott Harris (1-20) both took wickets in their first overs to give Cookham the momentum.

Dinton wickets continued to fall at the hands of Ahmed as they were eventually bowled out for only 40 to give Dean a remarkable victory.

Cookham Dean all-rounder, Simrat Mangat, said “Wasim (Ahmed) showed what a class bowler he is. He has been causing batsmen problems all season but probably not picked up the wickets he deserved until today.

“Although we didn’t score enough runs with the bat we came out with a real belief that we could still win the game if we took early wickets.

“It was great that everything went to plan and to show that sort of character where we can win games from any position.”

Mangat commenting on Dean's batting display stated: “We didn’t bat well today (Saturday).

“The openers made a good start but going forward those guys who get starts need to go on and make match winning scores if we want to win consistently.”

Cookham play at home this Saturday against Harefield who are currently sitting in the promotion places in second place.

The game gets underway at 11:30am.

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