Surrey too strong for Essex second-string

Surrey 2nd v Essex 2nd – Second XI T20 – South Group – LSE Sportsground, New Malden – Summary

Essex 2nd: 145/5 (20.0 overs)
Surrey 2nd: 146/2 (11.5 overs)
Essex 2nd won the toss and elected to bat
Surrey 2nd XI won by eight wickets

Essex found themselves on the wrong end of the result as temperatures soared at the LSE Sportsground, New Malden and hosts’ Surrey recorded an eight-wicket victory.

Looking to bounce back following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Kent and Sussex, Essex posted 145/5, with SJD Burgess and Aron Nijjar each scoring 32 off 23 and 34 deliveries respectively. Jack Plom was also in the runs, finishing unbeaten on 31 following a seventeen-minute stint at the crease – Former Essex left-arm medium-fast man, Reece Topley amongst the wickets for the home side.

Surrey wasted little time in knocking off the runs required. Will Jacks (68 off 28 balls), Ben Geddes – unbeaten on 65 from 35 – put on 126 for the first wicket. The target was reached off the penultimate ball of the twelfth over – Plom and Aaron Beard the only Essex bowlers to register any success.

Surrey 2nd: WG Jacks, BBA Geddes, LJ Evans, J Clark, RS Patel, TE Lawes, GJ Batty (Capt), RJW Topley, C McKerr, DT Moriarty, SW Mead (WK), GS Ealham

Essex 2nd: WEL Buttleman (WK), JS Rymell, RJ Das, ASS Nijjar (Capt), SJD Burgess, FIN Khushi, JH Plom, J Richards, AP Beard, BMJ Allison, ES Kalley

Umpires: IJ Gould and D Daniels
Scorers: SE Robinson and D Hagger


Brian Jeeves

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