Walter a wizard for Billericay

Billericay 296/2 (40.0 overs)
Shenfield 216/4 (40.0vers)
Billericay won the toss and elected to bat
Billericay won by 80 runs

Paul Walter provided the fireworks, hitting an unbeaten 166 off 122 balls carrying Billericay out of sight against Shenfield in a high-scoring Gooch Division encounter at Blunts Wall Road.

The Essex man struck no less than 24 boundaries and five 6’s as Billericay posted a sizable total just shy of 300.

Skipper, Darren Ironside, was also amongst the runs, reaching fifty on what proved to be a difficult day for the bowlers.

Having lost George Ballington early, the Shenfield response grew but ultimately didn’t gather enough momentum to trouble the home side. Tom Ballington continued in-form batsmen theme finishing on 94*, while Ollie Ekers fell two short of his half-century – Ironside taking 2/44.

Points: Billericay 20 Shenfield 4

Brian Jeeves

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