Woodford Wells see off Old Boys to set up title charge

Woodford Wells v Old Southendian & Southchurch – First XI Division Two – Woodford Wells CC – Report

Old Southendian & Southchurch 180 (46.2overs)

Woodford Wells 182/6 (36.4 overs)

Woodford Wells won by four wickets

Woodford Wells won the toss and elected to bowl

Division Two strugglers Old Southendian & Southchurch slipped to a four-wicket defeat at teh hands of title-chasing Woodford Wells at Monkhams Lane.

Connor Caplan hit an unbeaten half-century as teh home side chased down a modest target of 180 set by the Old Boys. Skipper, Joe Johnson contributed 40 to the victory. TJ Bailey returned bowling figures of two for 50 for the visitors.

Earlier, Ahsan Yousaf had top-scored for Old Southendian, hitting 56 off 64 balls. Anurag Sarangi led the Woodford Wells attack, claiming three for 36 from his ten-over spell.

Woodford Wells: Anurag Sarangi, Aayush Aiyar, Joe Johnson, Ben Kingsnorth, Gareth James, Connor Caplan, Liam Dolden, Rehan Iqbal, Robert McNeill, Mohammed Fayyaz Khan, Deven Solanki

Old Southendian & Southchurch: Matthew Darvill, Hafiz Yawer Afzal, Ahsan Yousaf, Max Craddock, Muhammad Usman Ghani, Kyle Smith, TJ Bailey, Matthew Austin, Dylan Batt, Andrew McGarry, Callum Powrie


Brian Jeeves

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