Hadleigh & Thundersley home and dry in the nick of time

Colchester & East Essex 1st v Hadleigh & Thundersley 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Premier Division) – Castle Park – Summary

Hadleigh & Thundersley 219/9 (45.0 overs)

Colchester & East Essex 219 (44.5 overs)

Hadleigh & Thundersley won the toss and elected to bat

Hadleigh & Thundersley won by two runs

Hadleigh & Thundersley recorded a thrilling two-run victory over Colchester & East Essex at Castle Park with just a ball to spare.

The visitors set a target of 219. Adam Forbes (49) and Adam Soilleux (44) providing the lions share of the runs – Oliver Allison taking 3/21 for Colchester.

Joe MacGregor (48), Guy Haines and Simon Fernandes (both 44) and Dan Thacker (43) when some way towards ensuring the contest remained on a knife-edge. However, Vikas Agarwal was run out by bowler Louis Poynter off teh penultimate delivery – the latter claiming 3/51, while Sam Handley took 3/23 to ensure victory by the narrowest of margins.

Colchester & East Essex 1st: Joe MacGregor, Feroze Ahmed, Guy Haines, Simon Fernandes, Charlie Fernandes, Omar Ahmed, Oliver Allison, Dan Thacker, Charlie Watts, Ben Stephens, Vikas Agarwal

Hadleigh & Thundersley 1st: Adam Dobson, A Forbes, S Handley, L Poynter, R Revell, L Smith, O Smith, A Soilleux, D Vapiwala, J Wagstaff, H Zaidi 

Points: Colchester & East Essex 1st 7 Hadleigh & Thundersley 1st 20

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Brian Jeeves

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