Murray is mint for Wickford

Wickford 280/5 (40.0 overs)
Orsett & Thurrock 232/8 (40.0 overs)
Wickford won the toss and elected to bat
Wickford won by 48 runs

A superb 102 off as many deliveries from Paul Murray ultimately proved decisive as Wickford pulled off a 48-run Cook Division victory over Orsett & Thurrock at the Patmore Memorial Sports Ground.

The Wickford wicketkeeper/batsman was complemented by a useful 55 from Ronnie McKenna as the home side posted a sizable 280/5 – Callum Owen the pick of the Orsett attack with 2/77.

And that total was ample to see Wickford home, although Mark Pavitt gave them something to think about with a wonderful 102 of his own from 91 balls.

Dean Etchells took 3/35 with the ball, while Huzaifa Umer claimed a brace as the Wickford attack kept the visitors at arms-length.

Points: Wickford 20 Orsett & Thurrock 6

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Brian Jeeves

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