Wickford slip from top spot as dogged Harlow Town dig in

Harlow Town v Wickford 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division Two) – Ash Tree Field – Summary

Wickford 212/7 (50.0 overs)
Harlow Town 152/5 (47.0 overs)
Harlow Town won the toss and elected to bowl
Match drawn

Wickford slipped from the summit after struggling Harlow Town produced a dogged batting performance to secure a share of the spoils at Ash Tree Field.

Wicketkeeper/batsman, Ronnie McKenna top-scored for Wickford, hitting 45 off 68 balls. Huzaifa Umer contributed 37 and Dean Etchells 32 as the visitors posted 212/7 – Jibran Azam producing an impressive performance with the ball, taking 4/60 for the relegation-haunted hosts’.

Etchells struck earlier, taking Daniel Farmer, Om Thakeria and Connor Teale to leave Harlow floundering on 3/9. Suraj Chauhan (34) and George Richardson (24) headed up the recovery before Jibran Azam dug deep for his unbeaten 66, ably supported by Sreerag Radhakrishnan to secure vital points for their bid to avoid the drop.

Harlow Town: Daniel Farmer, Om Thakeria, Connor Teale, George Richardson, Suraj Chauhan, Sreerag Radhakrishnan, Jibran Azam, Scott Alderson, Ronnie Yates, Dev Madupuri, Sam Wilson

Wickford: Phillippe (Capt), R.Mckenna, H.Umer, Westwood, Deller, Desai, D.Etchells, C.Etchells, Wright, Nolde, Gilmore

Points: Harlow Town 5 Wickford 10

Brian Jeeves

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