Wickford remain top after Chalkwell Park stalemate

Leigh On Sea 1st v Wickford 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Chalkwell Park – Summary

Leigh On Sea 157/8 (22.0 overs)
Wickford 111/7 (21.0 overs)
Wickford won the toss and elected to bowl
Match Drawn

Wickford remains top of the table after a rain-affected stalemate with fellow title contenders, Leigh On Sea at Chalkwell Park.

Only a victory would do for the home side, who started and subsequently finished the day in third place.

Iain McDonald’s half-century was the highlight as they posted a modest 157/8 from their 22 overs – Chris Whitworth producing superb figures of 6/37 for the league leaders.

Greg Hammond, Tim Knox and James Spencer took two wickets apiece. But Leigh were denied the victory they craved as Wickford forced the draw. Huzaifa Umer top-scoring with 39. The weather taking its toll on what should have been a local cricketing spectacle between two and in-form teams

Leigh On Sea 1st: Fernando, Edwards, Sargent (WK), Waller, Smith, McDonald, Spencer, Knox (Capt), Natarajan, Hammond, Impey

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

Points: Leigh On Sea 1st 7 Wickford 1st 3


Brian Jeeves

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