Chigwell & Hainault conquer BECC 2nds
Chigwell & Hainault claimed a 24-run victory in a friendly against Belmont & Edgware 2nds.
The east Londoners got off to a bad start after being reduced to 17-2, but a stand of over 200 by Rose and Lloyd Dudridge took the game away for BECC.
The pair excelled at the crease, but BECC were left to rue a high proportion of extras, misfields, overthrows and missed run-out opportunities. The ever-reliable Oskar Hollinsworth bowled tightly and pick up a wicket, while Adam Jacobs was the only bowler to truly test Chigwell with some great death bowling. He finished with 3-24 off seven overs.
The BECC top-order was blown away and three wickets in three balls to slump to 12-4, courtesy of a a stunning hat-trick from Alex Katseph.
Only Jacobs put up any resistence at the top of the order before being stumped on 20. Captain Ryan Monk tried to rebuild the innings but played on.
A heavy defeat was on the cards until the father son team of Heath and Oskar Hollinsworth showed some backbone, standing firm in a brilliant ninth wicket stand of 122.
Oskar finished unbeaten on 56 and father, Heath, 36 not out.