Wickford move closer to the title after easing past Westcliff

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

Wickford 227/8 (50.0 overs)
Westcliff On Sea 144 (35.3 overs)
Wickford won the toss and elected to bat
Wickford won by 83 runs

Wickford holds a sixteen-point lead at the top after securing a vital victory over Westcliff On Sea at the Patmore Memorial Sports Ground.

Wicketkeeper/batsman, Ronnie McKenna hit a superb century – scoring 101 off 94 balls, while Huzaifa Umer contributed 61 to Wickford’s 227/8 – Joe Robbins the pick of the Westcliff attack with 3/66.

And that proved ample as Umer went on to dismantle the visitors’ batting order, taking 7/48, helping his side to a sizable 83-run victory – Lewis Wright (33) and Charlie Lockhart (28) offering some resistance from the Chalkwell Park outfit.

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

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

Points: Wickford 25 Westcliff On Sea 4

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Brian Jeeves

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