Wickford march on at the top

Wickford 1st v Benfleet 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Patmore Memorial Sports Ground – Summary

Benfleet 175 (44.2 overs)
Wickford 176/6 (37.1 overs)
Benfleet won the toss and elected to bat
Wickford won by four wickets

With three games to play, Wickford holds a fourteen-point advantage at the top of the table following their four-wicket victory over Benfleet at the Patmore Memorial Sports Ground.

Chirag Desai took 4/28 as the visitors were restricted to 175 – Gavin Blowes top-scoring for Benfleet with 49 – Stephen Reeve contributing 41.

But it is Wickford who march on. Dean Etchells finishing unbeaten on 37 to compliment Huzaifa Umer’s 39 – Benfleet beaten despite the efforts of Blowes and Callum Wheeler, who each took two wickets.

Wickford 1st: Phillippe (Capt), Whitworth, R.Mckenna, H.Umer, Westwood, Desai, C.Etchells, D.Etchells, Wright, Deller, C.Smith

Benfleet 1st: S.Rowe (Capt), J. McIver, B.Munday, S.Reeve, S. Coelho, L.Rouse, G.Blowes, D. Jarrett, C.Wheeler, T.Casson, J. Bull

Points: Wickford 1st 20 Benfleet 1st 4

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Brian Jeeves

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