Upminster 1st v Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division One) – Upminster Park – Summary
Old Southendian & Southchurch 122 (33.1 overs)
Upminster 127/8 (38.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch won the toss and elected to bat
Upminster won by two wickets
Old Southendian & Southchurch slipped to defeat at Upminster in a low scoring Division One encounter.
Alan Ison did most of the damage for Upminster, taking 5/38, while Nehal Butt’s 4/34 provided ample support as the Old Boys were dismissed inside 34 overs for 133.
Ahsan Yousaf top-scored for the Seasiders with 36 – Waqas Khaliq chipped in with 27, while on this occasion, Ahmed Khawaja’s threat was swiftly extinguished as Ison claimed the allrounder with a first-ball duck.
Kiran Kullar (26) and Pulkit Gupta (25) was the pick of the Upminster batting order, although the home side made heavy weather of the chase, losing eight wickets – Yousaf with 3/43 and Khawaja redeeming himself a little with 3/53.
But it was all to no avail for the Old Boys. Ison swept Ahmed over the rope to confirm a two-wicket success – the Upminster skipper concluding a satisfactory afternoon unbeaten on 21.
Upminster 1st: Tom Daniels, Kiran Kullar, James Evans, Pulkit Gupta, Harry Jenkins, Nehal Butt, James Aggio-Brewe, Alan Ison, John Curtis, Oliver Peck, Billy Wright
Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st: Matt Austin, Max Craddock, Ahmed Khawaja, Ahsan Yousaf, Wasqas Khaliq, Michael Bunce, Wajid Ahmed, Connor Mortlock, Matt Darvill, Jamil Ahmed, James Bunce
Points: Upminster 20 Old Southendian & Southchurch 3