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Westcliff On Sea 1st v Orsett & Thurrock 1st – Hamro Essex League (1st XI Division Two) – Chalkwell Park – Summary

Orsett & Thurrock 159/9 (50.0 overs)
Westcliff On Sea 162/2 (37.5 overs)
Orsett & Thurrock won the toss and elected to bat
Westcliff On Sea won by eight wickets

Westcliff On Sea eased to an eight-wicket victory over Orsett & Thurrock at Chalkwell Park, enhancing their hopes of catching Wickford and Gidea Park & Romford, who currently occupy the automatic promotion places.

The visitors’ posted a modest 159/9 with William Gibbon leading the way with 40 from 50 deliveries – Adil Ali impressing for Westcliff with the ball, taking 4/15 from his sixteen overs.

Westcliff knocked off the target with the minimum of fuss. Skipper, Peter Barnes finished unbeaten on 82, while Lewis Wright scored 39 and Joe Robbins 22* – Tom Redman and Gaurav Bhandari the only successful Orsett & Thurrock bowlers on what proved to be a difficult afternoon.

Westcliff On Sea’s Joe Robbins was unbeaten on 22 (Jon Wagstaff)

Westcliff On Sea 1st: Peter Barnes, Joe Robbins, Charlie Lockhart, Adnan Khan, Lewis Wright, Lewis Groves, Alex Portugal, Rob Palmer, Adil Ali, Tom Baker, Gurpreet Singh

Orsett & Thurrock: Lewis Lockyer, William Gibbon, Jack Churchyard, Shahmeer Qureshi, Harry Lockyer, Kirk Laws, Gaurav Bhandari, Agha Tahir, George Pavitt, Tom Redman, Joseph Mitchell

Points: Westcliff On Sea 20 Orsett & Thurrock 4

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Brian Jeeves

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