Colchester record a nine-wicket victory over Wickford

Brian Jeeves

Wickford 1st v Colchester and East Essex CC 1st – Friendly Match – The Patmore Memorial Ground – Summary

Wickford 189 (38.4 overs)
Colchester and East Essex CC 1st 190/1 (30.0 overs)
Wickford won the toss and elected to bat
Colchester and East Essex CC 1st won by nine wickets

Colchester and East Essex impressively overcame Wickford by nine wickets at The Patmore Memorial Ground.

Dean Etchells hit a quickfire 53 off 65 balls, while skipper, Chris Westwood chipped in with 46 before Wickford were dismissed for 189 inside 39 overs. Liam Wheeler was the pick of the Colchester attack with an impressive haul of five for 33 from 6.4 overs.

Colchester knocked off their target comfortably. Joe MacGregor retired not out 81, while Josh Elliott did likewise on 61.

Guy Haines (15) and C L Fernandes (16) saw the visitors’ home. Etchells was the only Wickford bowler to taste success, trapping Darren Eckford lbw for 8.

Wickford 1st: C. Westwood (Capt), A. Metcalfe, G. Wright, C. Phillippe, D. Etchells, H. Umer, C. Desai, A. Deller, B. Corps, P. Corps, C. Smith

Colchester and East Essex CC 1st: Joe MacGregor, Darren Eckford, Josh Elliott, Guy Haines, C L Fernandes (Capt) (WK), Matthew Wallace, Vikas Agarwal, Jacob Drew, Cameron Sprott, Liam Wheeler, Rahul Viswanath

Brian Jeeves