Old Boys face relegation after crushing defeat

Fives & Heronians 1st v Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division One) – The Paddocks – Summary

Fives & Heronians 283/4 (32.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 108 (28.4)
Old Southendian & Southchurch won the toss and elected to bowl
Fives & Heronians won by 175 runs

Old Southendian & Southchurch face relegation following this crushing defeat at The Paddocks.

Bradley Copper’s terrific 129 helped the home side to a sizable 283/4 off just 32 overs – William Amas passed fifty – Sandeep Muraleedharan doing his utmost with the ball, claiming 3/72 for the beleaguered Southend-based side.

The result was never really in any doubt. Man of the Match Copper again took centre stage by taking 5/26. Ben Waine chopped in with an impressive 3 / 4 – Wicketkeeper/batsman, Matthew Darvill (34) top-scoring for the visitors who are now set to staging Division two cricket in 2022.

Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st: Matt Austin, Kyle Smith, Josh Perry, Max Craddock, Ahsan Yousaf, Waqas Khaliq, Matt Darvill, Mo Aqeel, Jamil Ahmed, Sandeep Muraleedharan, Joe Madren

Fives & Heronians 1st: William Amas, Bradley Copper, Jack Stead, Charles Allen, Jake Poulter, Ben Kearin, Scott Doody, Ben Waine, Rohan Bhome, Sherwin Stanley, Jonny Kay

Points: Fives & Heronians 1st 20 Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st 4

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Brian Jeeves

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