Leigh On Sea hone in on the top two with a big win over Benfleet

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

Leigh On Sea 254/4dec (44.5 overs)
Benfleet 94 (31.3)
Benfleet won the toss and elected to bowl
Leigh On Sea won by 151 runs

Leigh On Sea moved within three points of the promotion places following an emphatic 151-run victory over Benfleet at Chalkwell Park.

Dean Waller’s 90 off 95 balls was topped up by an unbeaten 68 from Matt Wagstaff and 65 by Jon Edwards – Leigh declaring on 254/4 with a ball to spare on the 45th over – Ben Munday taking 2/78 for the visitors’.

Benfleet’s Ben Munday took 2/78

And that proved to be ample for the home side who were to bowl with conviction and accuracy – James Spencer leading the way with a haul of 6/43, while Tim Knox snaffled 2/19 – David Jarrett top-scoring on a bad day at the office for Benfleet with 25.

Leigh On Sea: Knox, Edwards, Sexton, Waller, M Wagstaff, Sargent, McDonald, King, Spencer, Bailey, Hammond

Benfleet: B Munday, J McIver, S Reeve, G blows (Capt), L Rouse, R Zammit, T Casson, C Wheeler, P Frensham, D prophet, T Russ

Points: Leigh On Sea 25 Benfleet 1


Brian Jeeves

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