Ilford 1st v Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st XI – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division One) – Valentine Park – Summary
Old Southendian & Southchurch 189/8 (45.0 overs)
Ilford 182 (44.5 overs)
Ilford won the toss and elected to bowl
Old Southendian & Southchurch won by seven runs
Old Southendian & Southchurch overcame Ilford and the difficult weather conditions to secure a narrow seven-run victory at Valentines Park.
Having been invited to bat, Ahsan Yousaf top-scored for the Old Boys with an impressive 73 off 94 balls as the visitors posted 189/8.
Josh Perry contributed a useful 36 – Akhil Anil the pick of the Ilford attack with 5/32 from his nine overs.
Mohammad Ahktar’s 38 along with Aditya Nair (25) and Haaris Ayub (23) kept the contest very much in the balance. However, led by Sandeep Muraleedharan with 3/17 and two apiece for Andrew McGarry and Ahmed Khawaja the Old Boys recorded their first league victory of the campaign.
Points: Ilford 5 Old Southendian & Southchurch 20