Chelmsford ease to victory over Wickford thanks to Sterland knock

Wickford 1st v Chelmsford CC 1st – Dukes League Cup First Round – The Patmore Memorial Ground – Summary

Chelmsford 357/4 (50.0 overs)

Wickford 164 (43.0 overs)

Chelmsford won the toss and elected to bat

Chelsmford won by 193 runs

Chelmsford eased into the second round of the Dukes League Cup following a comfortable 193-run victory over Wickford at the Patmore Memorial Ground.

Jack Sterland led the way with a tremendous knock of 172. The Chelmsford skipper faced 142 deliveries, hitting twenty-seven 4s and three 6s. Dan Hagen also impressed with the bat, scoring 71, while James Clifford fell just short of his half-century. Billy Corps was the pick of the Wickford attack with 2/70 on a tough day for the home side.

The Chelmsford bowlers made short work of the Wickford order. Ben Waring took 3/22, while Andy Styan had 3/42. Opening batter, Huzaifa Umer top-scored for Wickford with 29 but his side found themselves well beaten by their higher-grade opponents.

Wickford: Huzaifa Umer, Anthony McKenna, Ronnie McKenna (WK), Ronnie McKenna, Chirag Desai, Chris Westwood (Capt), Lee Grimes, Billy Corps, Paul Corps, Andrew Metcalfe, Shane Bottrill 

Chelmsford: Jack Sterland (Capt), Dan Hagen, Den Clifford, James Clifford, Brad Green (WK), Rishabh Upadhyay, Oliver Devenish, Liam Keaney, Mark Drain, Ben Waring, Andy Styan

Brian Jeeves

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