Old Boys are beaten by Woodford Wells

Brian Jeeves

Old Southendian & Southchurch v Woodford Wells – First XI Division Two – Garon Park – Report

Old Southendian & Southchurch 188/5 (47.0 overs)

Woodford Wells 192/4 (29.4 overs)

Old Southendian & Souchchurch won the toss and elected to bat

Woodford Wells won by six wickets

Promotion-chasing Woodford Wells proved to be too strong for Old Southendian & Southchurch by recording a comfortable six-wicket First XI Division Two success at Garon Park.

The home side reached 188 for five. Hafiz Yawer Afzal led the way with a majestic unbeaten 108 off 133 balls. Former Essex man Andy McGarry hit 53. Yazaan Khursheed proved to be the pick of the Woodford attack, returning impressive figures of 14-0-58-4.

The visitors reached their target within thirty overs. Anurag Sarangi and Connor Caplan both finished unbeaten on 70. Ahsan Yousaf and TJ Bailey each took two wickets apiece in vain for the home side.

Old Southendian & Southchurch: Sam Hodgson, Hafiz Yawer Afzal, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Jordan Taylor, Ahsan Yousaf, Connor Mortlock, Andrew McGarry, Matthew Austin, Tj Bailey, Dylan Batt, Henry Williams

Woodford Wells: Anurag Sarangi, James Bradley, George Wells, Akbar Jabar, Ben Kingsnorth, Connor Caplan, Liam Dolden, Robert McNeill, Yazaan Khursheed, Mohammed Fayyaz Khan, Joe Johnson

Umpires: Martin Burnley and Mike Randall

Scorers: Maria Madren and Robert Leiper

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Brian Jeeves

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