Essex Cricket Ability v Cricket Wales – D40 Quest – Harlow Town Cricket Club – Report
Cricket Wales 131 (38.5 overs)
Essex Cricket Ability 135/3 (25.5 overs)
Cricket Wales won the toss and elected to bat
Essex Cricket Ability won by seven wickets
Isaac Ellis produced an impressive performance with the ball, helping Essex Cricket Ability to a seven-wicket D40 Quest victory over Cricket Wales in a well-contested encounter at Harlow Town’s Ash Tree Field ground.
Ellis returned magnificent figures of four for 19 from 6.5 overs. Lee Wheeler and Matthew Thomas were also amongst the wickets, taking 2/10 and 2/16 respectively.
The Welsh were dismissed for 131 inside 39 overs. Nevertheless, Jack Page hit a stylish 56 off 67 balls. His innings included seven boundaries.
Essex reached their target off the penultimate delivery of the 26th over. Asif Patel was desperately unlucky not to reach his half-century, scoring a sparking 49 from 42, including eight 4s. Meanwhile, Matthew Edwards also looked in the mood, scoring 40 from 42.
Ben Aust (18) and Joe Freestone (10) carried Essex over the line. This was their first D40 Quest victory of the season.
Essex Cricket Ability: Asif Patel, Matthew Edwards, Alexander Welby, Ben Aust, Joe Freestone, Lee Wheeler (Capt), Benny Fryett, Andy Catherell (WK), Issac Elles, Matthew Thomas, Alfie Jeeves
Cricket Wales: D Quick, Ioan Martin (WK), Chris Margetts, Jack Page, Michael Weatherby, I Eaton, Mason Kerrison, Zohaib Tahir, A Lloyd, Kieran Williams, Matthew Whitcombe