Groves leads Westcliff to derby delight

Westcliff On Sea v Leigh On Sea – Dukes Essex League Cup first round – Chalkwell Park – Summary

Leigh On Sea: 234/7 (45.0 overs)
Westcliff On Sea: 236/8 (44.4 overs)
Westcliff On Sea won the toss and elected to bowl
Westcliff On Sea won by two wickets

An unbeaten 85 from wicketkeeper/batsman, Lewis Groves helped Westcliff On Sea to a two-wicket Dukes Essex League Cup first-round victory over local rivals, Leigh On Sea at Chalkwell Park.

Leigh One Sea posted 234/7 from their allocated 45 overs, with Roy Smith hitting 65 and Matthew Wagstaff 57 – Joe Robbins taking 2/39, while Gurpreet Singh, Tom Baker, Adil Ali and Samuel Hallows were also amongst the wickets.

Adam Rendall claimed 3/46 and there was a brace apiece for James Spencer, Tim Knox, but Groves’ heroics carried Westcluiff over the line with two balls to spare.

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