Buckhurst Hill CC 1st XI 104-2
Orsett & Thurrock CC 1st XI 103-10
By Bill West
ORSETT and Thurrock slumped to a heavy defeat away at Buckhurst Hill.
Buckhurst Hill won the toss and elected to field, but it was the visitors who has the better of the early exchanges, with Umar Ayub (39) and Nawaz Ahmad Jan (16) going well with the score on 72-2. But once Ahmad Jan was dismissed by Will Stoner, who picked up four wickets, it sparked a collapse with Orsett & Thurrock ending up all out for just 103. Hendro Puchert, Rob Petchey and Darren Ironside all got two wickets apiece.
In reply, Paul Bennett got the two wickets to fall. Opener Puchert backed up his bowling exploits with an unbeaten 60 alongside Jamie Allen (26*) as Buckhurst Hill sealed a comfortable victory in the 29th over.