Buttleman stars in Essex’s second-string success

Essex 2nd XI v East London League XI – Friendly Match – Loughton Cricket Club – Summary

Essex 2nd XI 293/8 (45.0 overs)

East London League XI: 210 (41.4 overs)

Essex 2nd XI won the toss and elected to bat

Essex 2nd XI won by 83 runs

Essex’s second string recorded an 83-run victory over a strong East London League XI in a competitive friendly match staged at Loughton Cricket Club.

Wicketkeeper/batsman, Will Buttleman provided the fireworks, retiring not out on 101 from 103 balls. Buttleman’s knock included thirteen 4s and one 6. KJ Greig took similar action after reaching his half-century. Meanwhile, Jack Plom was unbeaten on 43 as Essex posted a sizable 293/8. Haris Latif was the pick of the East London bowlers with three wickets for 46, while Salman Ahmad claimed a brace.

Hamza Ahmed followed Buttleman’s lead, scoring 101 off as many balls as the batting masterclass continued. But while skipper, Rameez Rahman chipped in with 41, those around them fell relatively cheaply. 

Greig took 3/28 from his seven overs, while Plom, Ben Allison and Jamal Richards took two apiece to see Essex home with some to spare.

Essex 2nd XI: WEL Buttleman (WK), RJ Das, JS Rymell (Capt), JA Richards, KJ Greig, BMJ Allison, WA Prideaux, JH Plom, V Hassen, HM Greig, OD Todd, Areeb Rashid

East London League XI: H Ahmed, Rameez Rahman (Capt) (WK), N Khelawon, QA Hussen, A Rahman, J Fazil, M Wajid Shah, O Akram, J Nadir, H Latif, K Singh, S Ahmad

Umpires: Rafiq Patel and Inayat Kothia

Scorers: P Parkinson and M Stephenson

Brian Jeeves

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