Horndon Thirds see off Epping

Horndon’s 3rd team secured its second league win of the season at Epping on Saturday. After winning the toss Horndon opted to bat with opener Connor Hammond getting his side off to a solid start with 23. Three quick wickets bought Bradley Mason and James Stitson together at the crease and the pair put on a 136 run partnership for the fourth wicket with Bradley Mason hitting two big sixes in his innings of 78 and James Stitson hitting one in his score of 73. Laurence Petts added a quick 42 for Horndon to declare on 257-6 off 45 overs.

In reply Epping got off to a quick start but wickets soon started to fall. Bradley Mason and James Stitson both added to their earlier success with the bat as Epping were bowled out for 176 with Mason taking three wickets and Stitson two. Richard Jasper, (three) and John Canavon (one) were the other wicket takers.

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