Khushi ton key for Essex

Essex 2nd XI v Suffolk – Friendly match – Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford – Summary

Essex 2nd XI 333/7 (50.0 over)
Suffolk 249/8 (50.0 overs)
Essex 2nd XI won the toss and elected to bat
Essex 2nd XI won by 84 runs

Feroze Khushi hit a superb century as the Essex second string recorded a comfortable 84-run victory over Suffolk in a fifty-over one-day friendly fixture staged at The Cloudfm County Ground.

Khushi’s 154 minutes in the middle yielded a stylish 117 off 108 balls, including nine boundaries and two 6s.

Nick Browne gleaned valuable match practice. His 73 arriving from 83 deliveries, while Nikhil Gorantla (42) and Aaron Beard (41) were also amongst the runs as Essex posted a huge 333/7 – Matt Allen taking 3/54 for the visitors’.

The home side appeared to be running away with the contest, with Ben Allison and Eshun Kalley amongst the wickets as Suffolk floundered on 87/5. However, a sixth-wicket partnership of 111 between Tom Rash and Allen threatened to frustrate Essex, before a honey of a ball from Joe MacGregor nipped back to clip Allen’s leg stump with the batsman on 63.

Rash would reach 64, but chasing down the target was always going to be a tall order. Kalley finished with 3/38 from his ten overs, while Allison’s 2/23 off eight contributed to Essex’s success.

Essex 2nd XI: NLJ Browne, RJ Das, FIN Khushi, NV Gorantla, JLH MacGregor, AP Beard*, S Fernandes†, J Richards, BMJ Allison, ES Kalley, N Dwivedi, HWL Phillips

Suffolk: B Claydon, DA Ironside, JS Rymell, M Allen, DP Batch, TWW Rash, AP Mansfield*, J Marston†, TWMH Blackledge, M Diaz, MB Wareing, A Northcote

Umpires: GW Marshall and L Cullum
Scorers: AE Choat and AJ Thurogood

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Brian Jeeves

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