Southend On Sea & EMT 1st v Benfleet 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division Two) – Southchurch Park – Summary
Benfleet 186/7 (45.0 overs)
Southend On Sea & EMT 168/9 (45.0 overs)
Benfleet won the toss and elected to bowl
Benfleet won by 18 runs
Benfleet heaped more misery on bottom of the table SOSEMT by recording an 18-run victory at a sunny Southchurch Park.
Ben Munday hit 47 off 78 balls, while Sam Rowe’s 46 came from 71 as the visitors posted a modest 186/7 – Adam Hunt (2/16) and Joe Sibbons (2/23) the pick of the Southend bowlers.
The home sides’ response was steady, but ultimately never picked up enough momentum to see them over the line. Sibbon’s superb unbeaten 86 off 166 gave them hope. However, Ben Wathen (26) was the only other SOSEMT batsman to reach double figures, while Munday took 3/43 and Callum Wheeler 2/25 to ensure maximum points for the visitors’.
Southend On Sea & EMT: Numan Khan, Shaun Grant, Joe Sibbons, Nathan Weekes, Imran Ikram, Steve Hunt, Kieran Butler, Ben Wathen, Adam Hunt, Oliver Maitland, Luke Guyler
Benfleet: Joe Mciver (WK), Ben Munday, Gavin Blowes (Capt), Taylor Casson, Sam Rowe, Jamie Casson, Liam Rouse, Callum Wheeler, Ross Casson, Stephen Reeve, Tony Russ
Points: Southend On Sea & EMT 5 Benfleet 20