Westcliff make cup progress at Old Boys’ expense

Old Southendian & Southchurch v Westcliff On Sea – Dukes Essex League Cup second round – Garon Park – Summary

Westcliff On Sea 231/9 (45.0 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch 169 (34.3 overs)
Old Southendian & Southchurch won the toss and elected to bowl
Westcliff On Sea won by 62 runs

Four wickets apiece from Robert Palmer and Joe Robbins helped Westcliff On Sea to a comfortable Dukes Essex League Cup second-round victory over Old Southendian & Southchurch at Garon Park.

Having been offered the opportunity to bat, Lewis Wright hit 74 off 86 balls while Jonathan Pratt made a useful contribution of 46 as the visitors’ reached 231/9 – Matthew Austin taking 5/50 for the Old Boys.

Old Southendian & Southchurch’s Ahmed Khawaja provided some resistance with 72 off 63 deliveries

But it was Westcliff who were to prevail, with Robbins claiming 4/31 and Palmer 4/47. Ahmed Khawaja provided some resistance with 72 off 63 deliveries – a knock which included ten boundaries and two 6’s, but it was all to no avail as the Old Boys unbeaten start to the season was swiftly concluded.

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Brian Jeeves

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