Orsett & Thurrock 1st v Benfleet 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – School Lane – Summary
Orsett & Thurrock 214/8dec (47.0 overs)
Benfleet 153 (47.4 overs)
Benfleet won the toss and elected to bowl
Orsett & Thurrock won by 61 runs
Orsett & Thurrock edged clear of the relegation zone with a vitally important 61-run victory over Benfleet at School Lane.
Sahib Singh (44), Kirk Laws (43) and wicketkeeper/batsman Ross Fullbrook (41) provided the platform for the home sides’ success – Taylor Casson, Jamie Hodgson and Ashton Lewis taking two wickets apiece for the visitors.
Gaurav Bhandari then took centre stage with the ball, taking 4/34, while Tom Redman (3/69) and Mark Pavitt (2/24) were also amongst the wickets – David Jarrett top-scoring for Benfleet who fell some way short of their target and remain in sixth place.
Orsett & Thurrock 1st: Lewis Lockyer, Ross Fullbrook, Mark Pavitt, Jack Hart, William Gibbon, Kirk Laws, Jack Churchyard, Sahib Singh, Gaurav Bhandari, Tom Redman, George Pavitt
Benfleet 1st: Sam Rowe (Capt), Joe McIver (WK), Callum Wheeler, Sam Coelho, Liam Rouse, Gavin Blowes, Taylor Casson, Dave Jarret, Jamie Hodgson, Dave Prophet, Ashton Lewis
Points: Orsett & Thurrock 1st 25 Benfleet 1st 5