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