Khawaja is king as Old Boys romp to victory

Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st v Loughton 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division One) – Garon Park – Summary

Old Southendian & Southchurch 281/6 (45.0 overs)
Loughton 162 (37.4 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch won the toss and elected to bat
Old Southendian & Southchurch won by 119 runs

Ahmed Khawaja once again provided the fireworks as Old Southendian & Southchurch comfortably saw off Loughton and moved into second place in the Division Two table.

The Garon Park crowd were treated to a masterclass from the talented Pakistani all-rounder. Khawaja’s unbeaten 157 was the catalyst for the Old Boys’ latest success.

Wicketkeeper/batsman, Matthew Darvill was amongst the runs, hitting a valuable 40 as the home side posted a sizable 281/6 – Nabeel Akhtar taking 3/29 for the East Londoners.

Lahore-born Khawaja then did his bit with the ball, taking 2/13 from nine overs. Nevertheless, Jamil Ahmed did the most damage with 4/48, helping the Seasiders to a comfortable 119-run victory.

Old Southendian & Southchurch: Matt Austin, Kyle Smith, Max Craddock, Ahmed Khawaja, Jamill Ahmed, Matt Darvill, Connor Mortlock, Michael Bunce, James Bunce, Dan Austin

Loughton: Umar Choudhry, Sami Ur-Rehman, Sami Ur-Rehman, Omar Akram, Rajnish Dohal, Ismail Zayn Dar, Bilal Butt, Naail Dar, Ben Notley-Griffiths, Nabeel Akhtar, Zachary Chauhan

Points: Old Southendian & Southchurch 20 Loughton 4

Brian Jeeves

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