Double-ton Ballard is Brentwood’s hero

Brentwood 349/3 (40.0 overs)
Buckhurst Hill 176 (35.3 overs)
Brentwood won the toss and elected to bat
Brentwood won by 173 runs

An incredible double-hundred from Eddie Ballard wooed the audience at Roding Lane as Brentwood secured a sizable Gooch Division victory over hosts Buckhurst Hill.

Ballard stole the show, hitting 229 off just 133 deliveries – an innings which included twenty-seven 4s and ten 6s.

Essex wicketkeeper/batsman, Will Buttleman chipped in with 65 as the visitors posted a mammoth 349/3.

Hendro Puchert (68) and Prithviraj Sarvaiya (39) offered some resistance. However, Buckhurst Hill was never really in the hunt.

Jack Levy took 3/33, while Connor Limrick and Ian Belchamber took two apiece as Brentwood finished the job with four and a half overs to spare.

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Brian Jeeves

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