Sussex edge out Essex on Ravi’s return

Essex 2nd v Sussex 2nd – Second XI T20 – South Group – Garon Park, Southend – Summary

Sussex 2nd: 160/9 (20.0 overs)

Essex 2nd: 142/7 (20.0 overs)

Essex 2nd won the toss and elected to bowl 

Sussex 2nd won by 18 runs

The Sussex 2nd XI included former Essex favourite, Ravi Bopara amongst their number for what proved to be a competitive Second XI T20 – South Group encounter at a sunny Garon Park, Southend.

Bopara reached 21 off 18 balls before he was caught by Aaron Beard, having hooked Kalley to long leg. Nevertheless, it was David Wiese who starred with the bat for the visitors.

Ravi Bopara featured for Sussex 2nd XI agaisnt Essex at Garon Park

Wiese’s 46 minutes at the crease gleaned 58 off 37 deliveries – the South African fell to a spectacular one-handed catch from Beard to provide Jack Plom with one of his 3/38 – Sussex posting 160/9 – Matt Quinn also amongst the wickets with 2/27.

An impressive 67 off 49 from wicketkeeper/batsman, Will Buttleman was the highlight of the Essex chase. The 20-year-old hit nine boundaries and one 6 during his 73-minutes stint in the middle.

Feroze Khushi was also amongst the runs, scoring 30. However, he along with Buttleman made up half of Bopara’s 4/14 off three overs as Sussex kept the hosts at arm’s length to secure an 18-run victory.

Essex 2nd: WEL Buttleman†, JS Rymell, RJ Das, ASS Nijjar*, JH Plom, FIN Khushi, J Richards, AP Beard, BMJ Allison, MR Quinn, ES Kalley

Sussex 2nd: EP Taylor, D Ibrahim, HD Ward, T Hinley, RS Bopara, D Wiese, OJ Carter†, WAT Beer, J Pocklington*, A Lenham, JP Sarro

Umpires: MJ Saggers and S Shanmugam

Scorers: P Parkinson and AJ Thurogood 



Brian Jeeves

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