Fives too strong for Old Boys second string

Fives and Heronians 2nd v Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd – Second XI Division Two – The Paddock – Report

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 232 (42.2 overs)

Fives and Heronians 2nd 233/4 (48.2 overs)

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd won the toss and elected to bat

Fives and Heronians 2nd won by six wickets

Gary Norris hit an unbeaten 106, helping Fives and Heronians second string to a six-wicket victory over their Old Southendian & Southchurch counterparts at the Paddock.

Norris faced 136 deliveries, scoring sixteen boundaries. Sam Hodgson returned bowling figures of two for 52 on what proved to be a tough afternoon for the Old Boys.

 Earlier, the Southend-based clubs were dismissed for 232. Mohammad Aqeel hit 75 off 53. His knock included five 4s and seven 6s. Dean Humphrey was the pick of the Fives attack with 4/46 from 10.2 overs.

Fives and Heronians 2nd: Rohan Qureshi, Terry Ballard, Gary Norris, Almaher Shelley, Ben Britton (WK), Michael Batt, James McKay, Henry Pratt, Akbar Khan, Dean Humphrey (Capt), Jack Maskill

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd: Sam Hodgson, Sandeep Muraleedharan, Isaac Burgess, Kaden Threadgold, Mo Aqeel, Blake Sutheran, Stanley Cornwell, Michael Bunce, Joe Madren, Kaelan Williams, Callum Powrie

Brian Jeeves

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