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Gidea Park & Romford 1st v Wickford 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Gidea Park Sports Ground – Summary
Wickford 113 (39.2 overs)
Gidea Park & Romford 116/2 (22.5 overs)
Gidea Park & Romford won the toss and elected to bowl
Gidea Park & Romford won by eight wickets
Gidea Park & Romford hold a narrow two-point advantage at the top of the table after easing to an eight-wicket victory over fellow title contenders, Wickford at the Gidea Park Sports Ground.
Hasitha Nirmal took 4/27, while Sam Hewitt (3/18) and Will Chuter (2/22) played their part in reducing Wickford – top at the start of play – to 113. Charlie Phillippe top-scoring with 41 for the visitors.
Gidea Park seized their opportunity with Hasitha Nirmal unbeaten on 53 and Ubaid Kiani 42* securing a comfortable success. Connor Etchells and Chris Whitworth with a wicket apiece on an otherwise unusually frustrating afternoon for Wickford.
Gidea Park & Romford 1st: Sachin Vaja, George Rogers, Ubaid Kiani, Hasitha Nirmal, Frankie Hazel, Jamal Francis, Sam Hewitt, Callum Poultney, Aditya Kumar, Will Chuter, Sam Farrow
Wickford 1st: Phillippe (Capt), Desai, R.Mckenna, H.Umer, Westwood, Deller, C.Etchells, Whitworth, Bottrill, P.Corps, A.Mckenna
Points: Gidea Park & Romford 1st 20 Wickford 1st 0