Old Boys’ second string held by Ardleigh Green 

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Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd v Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower 2nd – Second XI Division Three – Garon Park – Report

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 218 (50.0 overs)

Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower 2nd 166/8 (45. overs)

Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower 2nd won the toss and elected to bowl

Match Drawn

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nds were held to a Second XI Division Three draw after their Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower counterparts dug in at Garon Park.

The home side posted a competitive 218 with Waj Ahmed and Isaac Burgess each scoring 39, while Harry Doyle returned figures of five for 44 from ten overs for the visitors.

Sam Hodgson took three for 60, while Henry Williams and Shahid Hussain took two wickets apiece. However, Ardleigh Green displayed resolve to ensure a share of the points.

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd: Waj Ahmed, Isaac Burgess, Finlay Payne, Blake Sutheran, Numan Khan, Mohammad Aqeel, Sam Hodgson, Stanley Cornwell, Sandeep Muraleedharan, Shahid Hussain, Henry Williams

Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower 2nd: Choudhry Mahboob, Sam Doyle, Ronnie Iqbal, Bradley Tollon, Archie Cook, Sheraz Haider, Kiran Mistry, Grant Apicella, Jamal Chaudhry, Paul Doyle, Harry Doyle

Elsewhere, Old Southendian & Southchurch’s third team beat Buckhurst Hill 4ths by five wickets at teh High Road Ground, with Ross Worsfold scoring an unbeaten 72.

Old Southendian & Southchurch’s 4th team suffered a five-wicket defeat at the hands of their Hadleigh & Thundersley counterparts. Toby Spreadborough top scored for the winners with 40, while Zak Impey returned figures of three for 25 for the Old Boys.

It proved to be another tough day at the office for Old Southendian & Southchurch 5ths, who remain rooted to the bottom of the Fourth XI Division One East table following a sizable 83-run defeat against Benfleet 4ths.

Lee Wheeler took five for 24 for the winning side, while Nick Haslett provided the only Old Boys innings of note, scoring 40 off 97 balls.


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