Horndon beat Benfleet by 56 runs

Horndon On The Hill 1st v Benfleet 1st – First XI Division – Horndon On The Hill CC – Report

Horndon On The Hill 201 (46.5 overs)

Benfleet 145 (35.4 overs)

Benfleet won the toss and elected to bowl

Horndon On The Hill won by 56 runs

Horndon On The Hill moved within a point of Benfleet in the First Division table after recording a 56-run victory at Orsett Road.

Having been put into bat, Horndon were dismissed inside 47 overs for 201. Jeff West finished unbeaten on 65, while Haroon Ashfaq (45) and Nadun Dilshan (38) were also amongst the runs – Ross Casson returning impressive bowling figures of six for 53 from thirteen overs for Benfleet.

However, Casson’s efforts were in vain. Andrew Clark and Paul Bennett claimed three wickets apiece, while Jeff West and Zahid Khatri each bagged a brace to see the hosts over the line inside 36 overs.

Horndon On The Hill 1st: Harry Philpot, Jack Walsh (WK) (Capt), Haroon Ashfaq, Paul Bennett, Jeff West, Martin Sayers, Dan Petts, James Stitson, Andrew Clark, Zahid Khatri

Benfleet 1st: Ross Casson (Capt), Joe McIver (WK), Stephen Reeve, Ray Gipson, David Jarrett, Fayaz Khan, Gavin Blowes, Callum Wheeler, Andrew Brunning, Jamie Hodgson, Ashton Lewis

Brian Jeeves

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