Combined Essex/Kent second-string draw with the South Asian Cricket Academy

Brian Jeeves

Essex/Kent 2nd 244/7 (dec) and 316 for seven (dec)

South Asian Cricket Academy 235/8 (dec) and 19/0 (3.1 overs)

South Asian Cricket Academy won the toss and elected to bowl

Match Drawn

It was a case of honours even when a combined second-eleven side comprising players from Essex and Kent drew with the South Asian Cricket Academy in a three-day friendly at Billericay.

Jamal Richards proved to be the standout performer, hitting 109 during the Essex/Kent second innings. Meanwhile, Luc Benkenstein scored half-centuries in each innings, and Ben Allison an unbeaten 62.

Aaron Beard’s three for 57 noted his continued impressive form with the ball.

Essex’s Second XI return to competitive action on Monday, April 29, when they head to the Utilita Bowl to face their Hampshire in the Second XI Championship.

Essex/Kent 2nd: NLJ Browne, RJ Das, LM Benkenstein, MK O’Riordan (Capt), CWJ Allison, BMJ Allison, G Stewart, AP Beard, JK Denly, E Singh, Hamidullah Qadri, JLR Carney (WK), JA Richards, RJ McKenna, ADA Gosling, Areeb Rashid

South Asian Cricket Academy: JJJN Bhula, ZA Malik (Capt), AR Shetty, VV Kelley (WK) HM Khan, Sanaullah Khan, Adam Patel, MH Azad, K Khanna, C Mullapudi, AS Basra, AL Wijesuriya, U Modhwadia

Umpires: M Johnson and RD Parker

Scorers: HM Hyde and AL Bateup

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Brian Jeeves

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