Leigh edge out Benfleet to finish with a flourish

Benfleet 1st v Leigh On Sea 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Woodside Park – Summary

Leigh One Sea 236/6 (45.0 overs)

Benfleet 216 (43. 4 overs)

Leigh On Sea won the toss and elected to bat

Leigh On Sea won by 20 runs

Leigh On Sea finished the season with a win at Benfleet, securing third place. Nevertheless, the Chalkwell Park club will undoubtedly come back as promotion challengers again next summer following a satisfactory summer in Division Two.

Jon Edwards, Roy Smith and Joe Sexton all hit half-centuries, while Oli Wagstaff contributed 45 as they posted a competitive 236/6 – Callum Wheeler and David Prophet taking two wickets apiece for the home side.

Gavin Blowes led the charge for Benfleet with a stylish 76, but his side was to fall just short in their chase. Zak Impey took 3/36, while Tim Knox (2/33) and Greg Hammond (2/41) helped Leigh over the line in what proved to be a competitive contest.

Benfleet 1st: S Rowe, A Mitchell, G Blowes, T Casson, P Frensham, D Jarrett, D Prophet, S Reeve, L Rouse, C Wheeler, R Zammitt

Leigh On Sea 1st: Oliver Wagstaff, Jon Edwards, Ross Keeley, Dean Waller,   

Roy Smith, Kevin Sargent, Joe Sexton, George Thurlow, Tim Knox, Greg Hammond, Zak Impey

Points: Benfleet 1st 5 Leigh On Sea 1st 20

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Brian Jeeves

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