Buckhurst Hill 1st v Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st on the Hill 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division One) – Roding Lane – Summary
Old Southendian & Southchurch 51 (25.3 overs)
Buckhurst Hill 52/4 (17.2 overs)
Buckhurst Hill won the toss and elected to bowl
Buckhurst Hill won by six wickets
Hendro Puchert and Thomas Kelsey performed superbly with the ball, helping Buckhurst Hill to a comfortable six-wicket success over Old Soouthendian & Southchurch at Roding Lane.
Purchett finished with figures of 6/14 from his thirteen overs, while Kelsey weighed in with 4/33 as the Old Boys were skittled inside 26 overs for just 51 – Matt Austin’s 16 the highlight of an otherwise dismal batting performance from the Garon Park-based club.
The result was never really in any serious doubt. Nevertheless, Ahmed Khawaja gave the home side something to think about, taking 3/20 – Viraj Gandhi’s 25 providing the majority of the home side’s triumphant chase.
Buckhurst Hill: Prashant Chand-Bajpai, Ryan Karunakaran, Hendro Puchert, Viraj Gandhi, Prithviraj Sarvaiya, Jamie Allen, Daniel Parkinson, Will Stoner, Thomas Kelsey, Dinuka Iddamalgoda, Ian Russell
Old Southendian & Southchurch: Andy McGarry (Capt), Kyle Smith, Sam Hodgson, Ahsan Yousaf, Ahmed Khawaja, Josh Perry, Max Craddock, Matt Darvill, Jamil Ahmed, Matt Austin, Waqas Khaliq
Points: Buckhurst Hill 20 Old Southendian & Southchurch 1