Chelmsford 1st v Hornchurch 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League Premier Division – Chelmer Park – Summary
Hornchurch 164 (52.4 overs)
Chelmsford 167/6 (45.5 overs)
Hornchurch won the toss and elected to bat
Chelmsford won by four wickets
Chelmsford took another big step towards the title by recording a four-wicket victory over Hornchurch at Chelmer Park.
James Clifford produced a terrific performance with the ball, taking seven Hornchurch wickets for 47 as the visitors were reduced to a modest 164 – Former Essex man, Merv Westfield top-scoring with 55 before becoming one of Clifford’s victims, trapped lbw.
Clifford led the way with the bat, scoring 41. Robert Catchpole (26) and Oliver Devenish (25) were in the middle at the conclusion – Adeel Malik’s 4/49 all to no avail for Hornchurch who slip to four.
Chelmsford: Jack Sterland (Capt), Dan Hagen, Ben Clifford, James Clifford, Robert Catchpole, Sean Sullivan, Jack Cook, Oliver Devenish, Brad Green (WK), Liam Keaney, Andy Styan
Hornchurch: Jamie Sorrell, Frankie Jacobs, Ronnie Saunders, Paul Murray JNR (WK), Merv Westfield, Adeel Malik, Billy Gordon (Capt), Luke Edwards, Marc Whitlock, Joe Defreitas, Jermaine Shillingford
Points: Chelmsford 20 Hornchurch 4