Westcliff On Sea 2nd v Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd XI – Hamro Foundation Essex League (2nd XI Division Two) – Chalkwell Park – Summary
Westcliff On Sea 2nd 248/9 (50.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 198/8 (45.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd won the toss and elected to bowl
Westcliff’s second string was left frustrated in their bid for the title as their Old Southendian & Southchurch counterparts batted out to earn a share of the spoils at Chalkwell Park.
Finlay Mackay hit 76 off 55 balls, while Ishan Madan (52) and wicketkeeper/batsman, David Colwill (42) were also amongst the runs as the hosts posted a competitive 248/9 – Sam Hodgson taking 4/68 for the Old Boys.
Praneet Patel (2/22), James Baker (2/23) and David Hewitt (2/49) appeared to have Westcliff on the cusp of an important victory. However, Hodgson led the resistance with 59 to force a stalemate in the seaside sunshine.
Westcliff On Sea 2nd: David Hewitt, Andy Morley, Ishan Madan, Dave Colwill, F Mackay, H Razzaq, S Hallows, Noor Ali Khan, R Curtis, J Baker, P Patel
Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd: Dan Chilmaid (Capt), Wajid Ahmad, Sam Hodgson, Kaden Threadgold, Jordan Taylor, Mo Aqeel, Dylan Batt, Luke Wells, Henry Williams, Joe Madren, Andy Wilks
Points: Westcliff On Sea 2nd 11 Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 7