Simmons’ ton helps Wanstead win at Billericay

Brian Jeeves

Billericay 1st v Wanstead & Snaresbrook 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League Premier Division – Blunts Wall Road – Summary

Wanstead & Snaresbrook 266/6dec (57.0 overs)
Billericay 239 (61.5 overs)
Wanstead & Snaresbrook won the toss and elected to bat
Wanstead & Snaresbrook won by 27 runs

Billericay produced a hugely improved performance but ultimately slipped to defeat against title contenders, Wanstead & Snaresbrook at Blunts Wall Road.

The East Londoners are up to second as a result. Tom Simmons thrilled the audience with an impressive 132 off 177 balls – a knock with concluded seven 4s and three 6s. Meanwhile, Kishen Velani contributed 73 – Matthew Elliott with 3/61 and Ross Poulton 2/60 for the home side.

Poulton’s 51, coupled with 45 from Nathan Khelawon kept Billericay in with a shout. However, Jahansher Akbar with 4/99 and three apiace from Joe Ellis-Grewal and Zain Shahzad ensured a 27-run victory and maximum points for Wanstead.

Billericay 1st: Mark Harmer (Capt), Kieran Emmanual, Matt Bell, David Houghton, Nathan Khelawon, Rehman Ahmed, Rob Lee, Ross Poulton, Olly Sarkar, Matt Elliott, Rob Rayner

Wanstead & Snaresbrook 1st: Kishen Velani, Tom Simmons, Robin Das, Adnan Akram, Arfan Akram, Eshun Kalley, Nabeel Aziz, Zain Shahzad, Jahansher Akbar, Zoraiz Saeed, Joe Ellis-Grewal

Points: Billericay 1st 5 Wanstead & Snaresbrook 1st 25


Brian Jeeves