Wickford overcome Benfleet to remain clear at the top

Benfleet 1st v Wickford 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (1st XI Division Two) – Woodside Park – Summary

Benfleet 211/8 (50.0 overs)
Wickford 212/4 (42.3 overs)
Benfleet won the toss and elected to bat
Wickford won by six wickets

Wickford holds a twenty-two point advantage over Gidea Park & Romford at the top of the First XI Division Two table after overcoming Benfleet at Woodside Park.

Joe McIver’s superb 93 off 131 balls went some way towards Benfleet’s 211/8. Liam Rouse was also amongst the runs, hitting 48 – Chirag Desai taking 3/49 – Dean Etchells and Huzaifa Umerm with two apiece for the visitors.

Ronnie McKenna struck a majestic 92, while Etchells contributed an unbeaten 44, helping Wickford home. Ben Munday, David Prophet, Callum Wheeler and Rouse doing their utmost for the beaten hosts.

Benfleet 1st: Joe Mciver, Ben Munday, Gavin Blowes, Callum Wheeler, Liam Rouse, Taylor Casson, Jamie Casson, Stephen Reeve, Rob Zammit, Dave Prophet, Tony Russ

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

Points: Benfleet 9 Wickford 20


Brian Jeeves

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