Benfleet v Orsett & Thurrock – 1st XI Division Two – Woodside Park – Summary
Benfleet 163 (44.5 overs)
Orsett & Thurrock 90 (36.0 overs)
Orsett & Thurrock won the toss and elected to bowl
Benfleet won by 73 runs
Benfleet successfully and comfortably defended a modest total of 163 to see off Orsett & Thurrock at Woodside Park.
Wicketkeeper/batsman, Joe McIver top-scored with 42, while skipper Gavin Blowes contributed 40 and Ben Munday 32 – Tom Redman taking 3/29 for the visitors.
The chase proved beyond the away side as Stephen Reeve (4/17) and Taylor Casson (4/22) ripped through their batting order. Mark Pavitt offered some resistance with 37 but with those around him falling cheaply, the target remained a tall order throughout the chase.
Points: Benfleet 20 Orsett & Thurrock 4