Old Boys suffer a damaging defeat to Woodford Wells

Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st v Woodford Wells 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division One) – Garon Park – Summary

Woodford Wells 235/7 (50.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 171 (35.4 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch won the toss and elected to bowl
Woodford Wells won by 64 runs

Old Southendian & Southchurch slipped closer to relegation after slipping to a 64-run defeat at the hands of Woodford Wells at Garon Park.

Skipper Joe Johnson hit 71 off 114 balls, while Freddie Britt was unbeaten on 70 as Woodford Wells posted a competitive 235/7 – Ahmed Khawaja again the pick of the Old Boys attack with 3/55 – Matt Austin taking 2/34.

Khawaja provided the Old Boys best opportunity with the bat. The talented Pakistani all-rounder hit 80 off 69 balls – a knock that included nine 4s and two 6s.

But whilst Jamil Ahmed chipped in with 49, the home side largely struggled. Indeed, Mohammad Aqeel (12) was the only other batsman to reach double figures.

Reeve Cyster led the way with 7/46. Woodford – just outside the dropzone – extending their advantage over the Southend-based club to 49 points.

Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st: Matt Austin, Kyle Smith, Ahmed Khawaja, Mo Aqeel, Matt Darvill, Connor Mortlock, Waqas Khaliq, Jamil Ahmed, Ahsan Yousaf, Sandeep Muraleedharan, James Bunce

Woodford Wells 1st: Liam Dolden, Joe Johnson, Ashleigh Cox, Reeve Cyster, George Wells, Freddie Britt, Connor Caplan, Robert Kingham, Rehan Iqbal, Deven Solanki, Farzand Shah

Points: Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st 5 Woodford Wells 1st 25

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Brian Jeeves

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