Inclement weather the winner at Woodside Park

Brian Jeeves

Benfleet 1st v Gidea Park & Romford 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Woodside Park – Summary

Benfleet 157/9 (50.0 overs)
Gidea Park & Romford 129/3 (15.2 overs)
Benfleet won the toss and elected to bat
Match Drawn

Benfleet and Gidea Park shared the spoils after heavy rain brought about an early conclusion at Woodside Park.

Stephen Reeve dug deep for his 53 off 147 balls as Benfleet posted a modest 157/9 in difficult conditions. Hasitha Nirmal taking 4/48 for the promotion-chasing visitors.

Gidea Park had reached 129/3 when rain forced the players back to the pavilion. Nirmal followed up his exploits with the ball with an unbeaten 68 – Ben Munday snaffling 2/36 for the hosts.

Benfleet 1st: Sam Rowe, Joe McIver, Stephen Reeve, Sam Coelho, Ben Munday, Liam Rouse, David Jarrett, Gavin Blowes, Taylor Casson, Callum Wheeler, Dave Prophet

Gidea Park & Romford 1st: Frankie Hazel, Hasitha Nirmal, Ubaid Kiani, Sam Hewitt, Jamal Francis, Sachin Vaja, George Rogers, Callum Poultney, Aditya Kumar, Will Chuter, Sam Farrow

Points: Benfleet 1st 5 Gidea Park & Romford 1st 5


Brian Jeeves