A solid start by Eastwood XI’s

Brian Jeeves

With the inclement weather conditions claiming their first and third team fixtures, Eastwood’s second string and newly formed fourth team produced notable performances to see off South Woodham & Burnham 3rd and Rayleigh 7th in some style.

Ryan Creasey returned figures of three for 13, and Kavi Perera 2/27 as Eastwood restricted hosts South Woodham & Burnham to 160 for eight. Paul Green top-scored for the home side, finishing unbeaten on 64*.

The visitors reached their target with little over five overs to spare. Nirmal Patel contributed 45*, while Creasey performed equally as well with the bat, hitting 42 in a five-wicket victory.

Eastwood’s fourth team, containing several promising youngsters, produced a notable performance against a young Rayleigh side at Wickford Memorial Park. No one more so than Hasnain Zaor, who marked a memorable debut with a hat-trick in his first over in senior cricket.

Eastwood’s 4th team beat Rayleigh’s 7th by 105 runs

The Eastwood starlet finished with remarkable figures of six for 4 from his three-over spell as the home side were dismissed for just 25.

Earlier, Eastwood had posted 130 for nine. Alfie Jeeves grabbed some valuable batting practice with a quickfire 27*, while Lee Heath hit 22.

Another of the Belfairs Park clubs’ exciting youth players, William Hawkridge, chipped in with 19 as Eastwood won by 105 runs.


Brian Jeeves

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