Essex 135/9 (50 overs)
Surrey 136/2 (26 overs)
Essex won the toss and elected to bat
Surrey won by eight wickets
Essex Women were comprehensively beaten by Surrey in their London Championship fixture with Surrey, staged at Gidea Park & Romford’s Gallows Corner ground.
Having tasted defeat in their opening London Championship fixture against Middlesex, Essex were keen for a return to winning ways. However, they found the going tough against a strong Surrey outfit.
Having won the toss and taken the opportunity to bat, Hayley Brown top-scored for the home side, hitting 34 off 80 deliveries, while Jessica Bird scored 26 during her 67 minutes in the middle – Alice Capsey with 3/12 and Hannah Jones, 3/17, the pick of the Surrey attack.
The visitors made short work of chasing down the modest target. Kirstie White made 39 and Kira Chathli 33. Meanwhile, an impressive unbeaten 48 off 41 balls from Aylish Cranstone eased Surrey over the line with 24 overs to spare.
Essex: Beth Dodd, Jessica Bird, KA Midwood, Kelly Castle, Hayley Brown, Jasmine Wesley, Grace Melhuish, Scarlett Hughes, Megan Janman, Emma Jones, Esmae MacGregor
Surrey: Kirstie White, Kira Chathli, Aylish Cranstone, Alice Capsey, Chloe Brewer, Eva Gray, Hannah Jones, Rhianna Southby, Claudie Cooper, Deeksha Sharma, Beth Kerins
Umpires: Angela Tuff and Dave Braulik
Scorers: Trudie Dodd and Sue Robinson