Old Southendian & Southchurch 1st v Shenfield 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division One) – Garon Park – Summary
Shenfield 131 (38.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 123 (36.1 overs)
Shenfield won the toss and elected to bat
Shenfield won by 8 runs
Three wickets from Charlie Haddon went some way towards Shenfield’s victory at Garon Park
Haddon took 3/23, while Jack Plom, Mehad Khan and Lesiba Ngoepe each bagged a brace as the visitors successfully defended 131
Skipper Ollie Ekers had top-scored for Shenfield, hitting 33 off 51 balls, while Haris Mahmood and Tom Ballington each contributed 21 – Ahmed Khawaja with 3/16 and Ahsan Yousaf 3/30 for the Old Boys who were looking to build on last weekend’s victory over Ilford at Valentines Park.
But the host’s response continually danced on thin ice. Jamil Ahmed scored 22 and Max Craddock 20 as the Old Boys struggled for momentum and subsequently fell frustratingly just short.
Points: Old Southendian & Southchurch 5 Shenfield 20