Wickford back on top as Southend’s woes continue

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Southend On Sea & EMT v Wickford – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Southchurch Park – Summary

Wickford 185/2dec (31.4 overs)
Southend On Sea & EMT 80 (38.4 overs)
Southend On Sea & EMT won the toss and elected to bat
Wickford won by 105 runs

It was a case of going to form at Southchurch Park as Wickford regained top spot with a resounding 105-run victory over bottom of the table Southend On Sea & EMT.

Chris Whitworth impressively hit an unbeaten 84 off 96 balls – along with Huzaifa Umer’s stylish 68 laying the foundations for Wickford’s latest triumph.

The declaration came with the visitors’ on 185/2 – Zisan Abedin and Adam Hunt with the SOSEMT wickets.

Wickford’s tally proved amply sufficient. Matt Mohan displayed some resistance for his 44, but Chirag Desai (4/16) and Chris Whitworth (4/23) did the bulk of the damage, helping their side take another stride towards promotion.

Wickford: Huzaifa Umer, Chris Whitworth, Ronnie McKenna, Adam Deller, Shane Bottrill, Chirag Desai, Chris Westwood, Gareth Wright, Dean Etchells, Connor Etchells, Alexander Moss

Southend On Sea & EMT: Matt Mohan, Shafiul Islam, Joe Sibbons, Zisan Abedin, Glen Norfolk, Scott Silver, Kieran Butler, Conor Enderby, Adam Hunt, Matt Ridgwell, Chris Hunt

Points: Southend On Sea & EMT 0 Wickford 25


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