Old Boys romp to a nine-wicket victory

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd v Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower 2nd – Hamro Foundation Essex League (2nd XI Division Two) – Garon Park – Summary

Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower 2nd 109 (37.2 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 110/1 (20.4 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd won the toss and elected to bowl
Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd won by nine wickets

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd kept their slim hope of promotion alive with an emphatic nine-wicket triumph over their struggling Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower counterparts at a damp Garon Park.

Sam Hodgson led the way with the ball, taking 4/36, while Henry Williams claimed 2/45 as the home side made short work of the Ardleigh Green batting order.

Skipper Martin Cason offered some resistance, hitting 40 before falling to a delivery from Williams – the visitors’ dismissed inside 38 overs for 109.

Hodgson had reached 44 before he was bowled by Billy Stanbridge. But that proved to be Ardleigh Green’s only success. Waj Ahmed finished unbeaten on 44, joined in the middle by Kaden Threadgold (16*) – the hosts roaming home with some to spare, leaving them in fourth place, twenty points off the top two.

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd: Dan Chilmaid, Sam Hodgson, Andy McGarry, Wajid Ahmad, Kaden Threadgold, Jordan Taylor, Tom Eden, Luke Wells, Dylan Batt, Henry Williams, Joe Madren

Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower 2nd: Martin Cason, David Marion, Lee Rhodes, James Lavender, Bradley Tollon, David Brown Jnr, Archie Cook, Billy Stanbridge, Sajid Rehmam, Russell Savidge, Osman Butt

Points: Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 20 Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower 2nd 0

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Brian Jeeves

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