Essex’s second string taste derby defeat despite Allison’s ton

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Kent 2nd v Essex 2nd – Second XI Championship – The County Ground, Beckenham – Report

Essex 2nd 296/4 (dec) and 175/5 (dec)

Kent 2nd 197/7 (dec) and 275/1

Kent 2nd won the toss and elected to bat

Kent 2nd won by nine wickets

Charlie Allison offered further evidence of his ever-grown talent with an impressive century during Essex’s opening Second XI Championship fixture of the campaign against their Kent counterparts at Beckenham.

Allison hit 140 from 193 balls during the visitor’s first innings. Meanwhile, Nick Browne hit half-centuries in each innings. Meanwhile, there was a fifty for Aaron Beard. 

However, it was Kent’s second string that recorded a comfortable nine-wicket victory, inspired by second-inning centuries from Ekansh Singh and Jaydn Denley, coupled with a fifty from Ross Richardson.

Kent 2nd: E Singh, NS Keast, JK Denly, MK O’Riordan (Capt), Hamidullah Qadri, RAJ Richardson, JLR Carney (WK), BJ Dawkins, J Singh, Arafat Bhuiyan, H Dowling, OMB Curtiss

Essex 2nd: NLJ Browne (Capt), RJ Das, LM Benkenstein, CWJ Allison, NRM Thain, AP Beard, BMJ Allison, JA Richards, SML Fernandes (WK), HA Sullivan, MW Jones, TJ Arnold

Umpires: NJ Llong and BJ Peverall

Scorers: AL Bateup and AJ Thurogood

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