Benfleet beaten at Gidea Park & Romford

Gidea Park & Romford 1st v Benfleet 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division Two) – Gidea Park Sports Ground – Summary

Gidea Park & Romford 262/7 (45.0 overs)
Benfleet 103 (29.0 overs)
Gidea Park & Romford won the toss and elected to bat
Gidea Park & Romford won by 159 runs

Hasitha Nirmal’s 132 went some way towards Gidea Park & Romford’s comfortable success over Benfleet.

Hasitha knock came off 141 balls, including seventeen 4s and three 6s. Ubaid Kiani ably assisted with 73 – Ben Munday carried the fight with 4/31 for Benfleet.

The visitors’ response never got going. Munday top-scored with 30, but with only Taylor Casson (24) and skipper, Gavin Blowes (12) joining him in double figures, it was instantly an afternoon to forget for the Woodside Park Club.

Aditya Kumar finished with 3/21 and Jamal Francis 3/35 as Gidea Park & Romford claimed maximum points.

Points: Gidea Park & Romford 20 Benfleet 3

Hat-trick for Prophet as Benfleet see off Old Boys

Ben Prophet took a hat-trick as Benfleet’s 4th team secured a two-wicket victory over their Old Southendian & Southchurch counterparts at the Garrison Ground, Shoeburyness.

Prophet – playing his first season in senior cricket having progressed through the clubs’ youth system – achieved his impressive feat in the final over of the Old Boys innings as he finished with figures of 3/17 from a four-over spell.


Brian Jeeves