Gidea Park & Romford win at Wickford

Wickford 1st v Gidea Park & Romford 1st – First XI Division One – The Patmore Memorial Ground – Report

Gidea Park & Romford 295/5 (50.0 overs)

Wickford 256 (49.5 overs)

Gidea Park & Romford won the toss and elected to bat

Gidea Park & Romford won by 39 runs

Wicketkeeper/batterFrankie Hazel scored 82, while Ubaid Kiani chipped in with an unbeaten 81 to help Gidea Park & Romford record a 39-run victory over Wickford at the Patmore Memorial Ground.

Dean Etchells did his utmost with the ball, claiming three for 44. However, the visitors’ score of 295/5 proved ample largely thanks to excellent bowling from Aditya Kumar (3/54), Sam Hewitt (2/38) and Hasitha Nirmal (2/42).

Skipper, Chris Westwood followed Etchells’ lead with a breathtaking 116. But it was all in vain for the home side who slipped to their second defeat of the season.

Wickford 1st: C. Westwood (Capt), S. Botrill, B. Corps, P. Corps, A. Deller, C. Desai, D. Etchells, L. Grimes, R. McKenna (WK), C. Phillippe, H. Umer

Gidea Park & Romford 1st: Adam Thain, Sam Hewitt, Sam Hewitt, Hasitha Nirmal, Frankie Hazel (WK), Jamal Francis (Capt), Micheal Pegram, Aditya Kumar, Sam Farrow, George Rogers, George Rogers

Brian Jeeves

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