Orsett dig in to frustrate promotion-chasing Leigh On Sea

Orsett & Thurrock 1st v Leigh On Sea 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – School Lane – Summary

Leigh On Sea 162 (38.5 overs)
Orsett & Thurrock 140/8 (36.0 overs)
Orsett & Thurrock won the toss and elected to bowl
Match Drawn

Leigh On Sea remains in contention for promotion but was left frustrated as Orsett & Thurrock batted out for a share of the spoils in a weather-affected encounter at School Lane.

Iain McDonald (29) and Jon Edwards (25) helped Leigh to a modest 162 – Gaurav Bhandari impressing with the ball for Orsett, claiming 5/66.

The homes side dug in to reach 140/8. Kirk Laws (46) and Jack Hart (41) providing the lions share of the runs – Joe Sexton’s 5/58 not enough to see the visitors over the line and close the gap further on the top two.

Orsett & Thurrock 1st: Lewis Lockyer, William Gibbon, Mark Pavitt, Jack Hart, Harry Lockyer, Kirk Laws, Gaurav Bhandari, Ross Fullbrook, Sahib Singh, George Pavitt, Tom Redman

Leigh On Sea 1st: Tim Knox (Capt), Jon Edwards, Klain Fernando, Joe Sexton, Dean Waller, Matt Wagstaff, Roy Smith, Iain McDonald, Ross Keeley (WK), Tj Bailey, Oliver West

Points: Orsett & Thurrock 5 Leigh On Sea 7

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