Westcliff slipped to defeat at Orsett & Thurrock

Brian Jeeves

Orsett & Thurrock 1st v Westcliff On Sea 1st – First XI Division Two – Orsett Recreation Ground – Report

Orsett & Thurrock 255 (50.0 overs)

Westcliff On Sea 177 (45.5 overs)

Orsett & Thurrock won the toss and elected to bat

Orsett & Thurrock won by 78 runs

Westcliff On Sea slipped from the summit after crashing to a 78-run defeat at Orsett & Thurrock.

A stylish 85 off 89 balls from Orsett skipper, Lewis Lockyer paved the way to the home sides’ success.

Lockyer’s knock included fourteen boundaries. Orsett posted 255 from their fifty overs. Adnan Khan, Tom Baker, Alex Hatton and Peter Barnes each claimed two wickets for the visitors.

Despite 43 from Hammad Ul Hassan, Leigh never really looked likely to chase down their target. Zak Wilson, Tom Redman and Callum Greene took a brace themselves to ensure a comfortable afternoon for the home side.

Orsett & Thurrock 1st: Lewis Lockyer (Capt), Jack Hart, Mark Pavitt, Manoj Sarathchandra, (WK), Kirk Laws, William Gibbon, Zak Wilson, Gaurav Bhandari, George Pavitt, Callum Greene, Tom Redman

Westcliff On Sea 1st: Wright, C. Lockhart, Colwill, Hassan, Hatton, Barnes, G. Singh, Groves (WK), T.Baker, Hallows, A. Khan

Brian Jeeves

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