Wickford win a weather-affected game at Westcliff

Westcliff On Sea 1st v Wickford 1st – Hamro Foundation Essex League (First XI Division 2) – Chalkwell Park – Summary

Westcliff On Sea 207/4 (45.0 overs)
Wickford 183/5 (38.2 overs)
Wickford won the toss and elected to bowl
Wickford won by five wickets (Revised target of 179 from 40.0 overs)

Wickford claimed victory with ten balls to spare after being set a revised target of 179 from forty overs due to the inclement weather conditions.

Joe Robbins hit an unbeaten 83 off 113 balls, while skipper Peter Barnes scored 58 as Westcliff posted 207/4 in the difficult conditions – Dean Etchells with 2/42 for the visitors’.

Dean Etchells hit 41 for Wickford during their victory over Westcliff On Sea (Picture courtest of Wickford CC)

With the rain forcing the game to be shortened, Etchells 41 lead the Wickford charge, while Chris Whitworth (38) and Huzaifa Umer (34) contributed to their five-wicket success – Robbins 2/34 in vain for the hosts.

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Brian Jeeves

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