Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st v Fives & Heronians 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division One) – Garon Park – Summary
Fives and Heronians 267/8 (50.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 102 (29.5 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch won the toss and elected to bowl
Fives and Heronians won by 165 runs
League leaders, Fives & Heronians roared to an emphatic 165-run victory over Old Southendian & Southchurch at Garon Park.
Scott Doody led the way with 64, while there were half-centuries from William Amas and Jack Stead – Charles Allen contributing a further 47 as the visitors’ posted a sizable 267/8 – Ahmed Khawaja (3/45) and Ahsan Yousaf (3/68) amongst the wickets for the Old Boys.
The chase never gathered sufficient momentum. Ben Waine took 4/33 and Sherwin Stanley 3/24 as the Fives attack applied the pressure – Max Craddock (29) and Sandeep Muraleedharan (27) the only Old Boys batsmen taking any credit on what proved to be a miserable afternoon for the Southend-based club.
Old Southendian & Southchurch: Matt Austin, Kyle Smith, Max Craddock, Ahsan Yousaf, Ahmed Khawaja, Wasqas Khaliq, Matt Darvill, Sandeep Muraleedharan, Wajid Ahmad, James Bunce
Fives and Heronians: Charles Allen, William Amas, Scott Doody, Jake Poulter, Jack Stead, Ben Waine, Visakan Balakumar, Pete Kilpatrick, Sherwin Stanley, Rohan Bhome, Jonny Kay
Points: Old Southendian & Southchurch 3 Fives & Heronians 25