Old Boys in dramatic last-ball triumph

Old Brentwoods 2nd v Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd – Hamro Foundation Essex League (2nd XI Division Two) – Society of Old Brentwoods – Summary

Old Brentwoods 2nd 265/5 (40.0 overs)

Old Southendian & Southchurch 266/9 (40.0 overs)

Old Brentwoods 2nd won the toss and elected to bat

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd won by one wicket

Henry Williams hit a boundary off the final ball to hand Old Southendian & Soutchchurch a dramatic victory over Old Brentwoods at the Society of Old Brentwoods ground.

Mubashir Zakria hit a superb unbeaten 79, while Osman Chaudhry and Ejaz Khan scored half-centuries as the home side racked up a competitive 265/5 – Old Boys prodigy, Dylan Batt taking 3/35 for the Old Boys.

The chase proved to be nip ‘n’ tuck, with Haroon Zakria seemingly guiding his side towards victory with 4/39. However, a quite brilliant 117 from Waj Ahmed ensured the Garon Park-based club kept in touch before Williams’ last-gasp antics won the day.

Old Brentwoods 2nd: Haroon Zakria, Zoheb Mahmood, Imran Bhaiya, Ejaz Khan, Mubashir Zakria, Osman Chaudhry, Imran Hussain, Shamim Kamali, Khalid Butt, Sulaman Hussain, Irshad Khan

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd: Dan Chilnaid, Wajid Ahmad, Sam Hodgson, ConnorMortlock, Dylan Batt, Jordan Taylor, Tom Eden, Henry Williams, Mo Aqeel, Stanley Cornwell, Issac Burgess

Points: Old Brentwoods 2nd 8 Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 20

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Brian Jeeves

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