Benfleet 1st v Westcliff On Sea 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Woodside Park – Summary
Benfleet 220 (44.2 overs)
Westcliff On Sea 223/6 (43.5 overs)
Westcliff On Sea won the toss and elected to bowl
Westcliff On Sea won by four wickets
Four wickets from Alex Hutton coupled with a knock of 77 from Charlie Lockhart eased Westcliff On Sea to a four-wicket victory in this midtable contest with Benfleet at Woodside Park.
Hutton’s 4/50 along with 3/26 ensured Benfleet were restricted to 220 – Joe McIver and Samuel Coelho each hitting 44 for the home side.
But Westcliff reached their target with six balls to spare. Lockhart led the way, while wicketkeeper/batsman, Alex Portugal contributed 31 – Liam Rouse taking 3/31 and Paul Frensham 2/57 in vain for Benfleet.
Benfleet 1st: S.Rowe, J.McIver, B.Munday, S.Reeve, S.Coelho, L.Rouse, G.Blowes, D.Jarrett, C.Wheeler, T.Casson, P.Frensham
Westcliff On Sea 1st: Peter Barnes (Capt), Joe Robbins, Charlie Lockhart, Giles Davies, Alex Portugal (WK), Tom Baker, Rob Palmer, Adnan Khan, Adil Ali, Gurpreet Singh, Alex Hatton
Points: Benfleet 1st 5 Westcliff On Sea 1st 20