Wagstaff wallops Old Boys

Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd v Leigh On Sea 2nd – Hamro Foundation Essex League (2nd XI Division Two) – Garon Park – Summary

Leigh On Sea 2nd 267/6 (45.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 209 (36.1 overs)
Leigh On Sea won the toss and elected to bat
Leigh On Sea won by 58 runs

Jack Wagstaff’s majestic 167 provided the platform for Leigh On Sea’s victory at Garon Park, which saw them leapfrog hosts Old Southendian & Southchurch in the process.

Wagstaff’s knock went some way towards Leigh’s 267/6 – Henry Williams with 2/77 on a tough afternoon for the hosts’ attack.

The Old Boys never appeared likely to reach their target. Mohammad Aqeel and Michael Bunce did their utmost with 42 and 40 respectively. However, led by Stuart Elliott with 3/22 and Tarun Goel (3/35) Leigh knocked over the home side inside 37 overs to move within two points of leaders Westcliff On Sea in what is otherwise an extremely tight division.

Points: Old Southendian & Southchurch 2nd 6 Leigh On Sea 2nd 20

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Brian Jeeves

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