Leigh On Sea lose ground as Gidea Park & Romford win at Chalkwell Park

Leigh On Sea 1st v Gidea Park & Romford 1st – Hamro Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Chalkwell Park – Summary

Gidea Park & Romford 242/9 (50.0 overs)

Leigh On Sea 174 (43.1 overs)

Gidea Park & Romford won the toss and elected to bat

Gidea Park & Romford won by 68 runs

Leigh On Sea lost further ground on the chasing pack as high-flying Gidea Park & Romford won by 68 runs at a scorching Chalkwell Park.

Hasitha Nirmal hit 66 and Frankie Hazel 64, helping the visitors’ to a competitive 242/9 – Matthew Wagstaff (3/36) and Tim Knox (3/45) the pick of the Leigh attack.

However, Sam Hewitt excelled with the ball for Gidea Park & Romford. His 5/27 going some way towards their triumph.

Jamal Francis, Will Chuter and Hasitha Nirmal were also amongst the wickets for the East London outfit. Jon Edwards top-scored for the hosts with 65 off 80 balls, while Roy Smith chipped in with 33 and Matthew Wagstaff 27* but it was all to no avail.

Matthew Wagstaff was unbeaten on 27 but couldn’t prevent Leigh On Sea slipping to defeat against Gidea Park & Romford at Chalkwell Park (Jon Wagstaff)

Leigh On Sea: Knox, Edwards, Macdonald, O Wagstaff, Smith, M Wagstaff, Sargent, Spencer, Rendall, Hammond, Bailey

Gidea Park & Romford: Sachin Vaja, Sam Hewitt, Ubaid Kiani, Hasitha Nirmal, Jamal Francis, Frankie Hazel, George Rogers, Callum Poultney, Aditya Kumar, Will Chuter, Sam Farrow

Points: Leigh On Sea 6 Gidea Park & Romford 25

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Brian Jeeves

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