Westcliff remain in the chasing pack after edging out Benfleet

Westcliff On Sea 1st v Benfleet 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Chalkwell Park – Summary

Benfleet 172/9 (50.0 overs)
Westcliff On Sea 176/9 (44.4 overs)
Westcliff On Sea won the toss and elected to bowl
Westcliff On Sea won by one wicket

Westcliff On Sea remains in touch with the promotion places following their exciting victory over Benfleet at Chalkwell Park.

Benfleet posted a competitive 172/9 on a difficult wicket. Robert Zammit top-scored with 30, while Ben Munday, Liam Rouse and Paul Frensham each contributed 25 – the latter, not out. Tom Baker, Gurpreet Singh and Adil Ali each took two wickets for the home side.

Lewis Wright scored 62 off 73 balls, but Westcliff made heavy weather of the chase, mainly due to 4/40 from Munday and Callum Wheeler’s 4/39. However, with nine down and the game very much in the balance, Ali hit Wheeler across the rope to secure a win by the narrowest of margins

Westcliff On Sea: Peter Barnes, Joe Robbins, Charlie Lockhart, Danny Pheloung, Lewis Wright, Lewis Groves, Alex Portugal, Rob Palmer, Adil Ali, Tom Baker, Gurpreet Singh

Benfleet: G Blowes (Capt), J Mciver (WK), B Munday, S Rowe, L Rouse, P Frencham, T Casson, D Jarrett, T Russ, C Wheeler, R Zammitt

Points: Westcliff On Sea 20 Benfleet 8

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