Billericay slip to defeat at Colchester

Colchester and East Essex 1st v Billericay 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (Division 01 – First XI Premier League) – Summary

Colchester and East Essex 246/6 (45.0 overs)

Billericay 179 (40.4 overs)

Billericay won the toss and elected to bowl

Colchester and East Essex won by 67 runs

Billericay’s troubled start to the season continued as Colchester and East Essex won this battle of the early-season strugglers at Castle Park.

Charlie Fernandes led the way with a breathtaking 107 not out for the home side – His knock coming off 95 balls and including nine boundaries and two 6s.

Julian Russell chipped in with 44 as Colchester posted a competitive 246/6 –  Robert Rayner (2/42) and Adam Marchant (2/52) doing their utmost with the ball for Billericay.

Despite an unbeaten 97 from David Houghton, Billericay was to fall some way short. Aron Nijjar with 31 and Nathan Khelawon (10) the only other visiting batsmen to join Houghton in double figures. Oliver Hills (4/28) and Darren Eckford (3/39) doing the majority of the damage as Colchester won with some to spare

Aron Nijjar score 31 for Billericay as they slipped to defeat at castle Park (Essex CCC media)

Colchester and East Essex: Joe MacGregor, Julian Russell, Guy Haines, Charlie Allison, Charlie Fernandes, Jack Hobbs, Oliver Allison, Darren Eckford, Oliver Hills, Vikas Agarwal, Charlie Watts

Billericay: Andy Smith, Nathan Khelawon, Aron Nijjar, Matt Bell, David Houghton, Kieran Emmanuel, Ross Poulton, Rob Lee, Olly Sarkar, Adam Marchant, Rob Rayner

Points: Colchester and East Essex 20 Billericay 4

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