Leigh On Sea move up to second after edging past SOSEMT

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

Leigh On Sea 201/9dec (45.0 overs)
Southend On Sea 199 (49.3 overs
Leigh On Sea won the toss and elected to bat
Leigh On Sea won by 2 runs

Leigh On Sea are up to second but was made to fight every inch of the way by a determined Southend On Sea & EMT side at a warm and sunny Chalkwell Park.

Despite going to form, SOSEMT can be proud of their efforts against one of the division’s in-form teams.

Roy Smith’s 87 went some way towards Leigh’s 201/9dec – Matt Mohan performing superbly with the ball, taking 4/38 to keep his side in touch.
And the Southchurch Park club went agonisingly close to recording a surprise victory.

Zisan Abedin’s brilliant 113 came off 161 balls and included fifteen 4s and three 6s. On another day, enough to win any game. But the luckless Seasiders were to fall agonisingly short.

Tim Knox took 4/30, while Joe Sexton (3/69) and Oli West (2/15) secured a vital victory for promotion-chasing Leigh.

Leigh On Sea 1st XI: T Knox (Capt), J Edwards (Vice Capt), I Mcdonald, O Wagstaff, K Sargent (WK), R Smith, M Wagstaff, G Hammond, TJ Bailey, Joe Sexton, O West

Southend On Sea & EMT 1st: M Mohan, S Islam, J Sibbons, Z Abedin, S Silver, I Ikram, G Norfolk, M Ridgewell, C Hunt, A Wainwright, A Hunt

Points: Leigh On Sea 25 Southend On Sea & EMT 7

Brian Jeeves

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