Great Horkesley & Lexden v West Mersea Cricket Club NECL 1st on Sun 08 May 2022 at 13:00
West Mersea Cricket Club Won by 9 wickets

Match report Mersea began their second spell in the North Essex Cricket League 40 over competition, with a visit to long time friends Great Horkesley & Lexden. Winning the toss, Ben Rumble elected to bowl first. Despite an early inspired spell of three wickets for Seb Gladwell, opener Hamza Arif was taking the attack single handidly to the Mersea bowlers. He struck 53, before becoming fourth man out with the score on 83, leg before to Luke Conway. Mersea Saturday player Ali Manhire (25) and Johnathan Hassan (30) put some useful middle order runs into the innings. Good spells from the Wyatt brothers kept the pressure on for the islanders, before Ben Rumble (4 for 31) including his 100th career wicket started to make inroads. Seb Gladwell returned to take the last wicket, to return a career best 4 for 24, as Great Horkelsey & Lexden were bowled out in the 39th over for 161.
A nervy start saw Mersea lose opener Tony Butler to a golden duck in the second over, the fourth of the weekend. However, therafter, there was just one winner as Luke Conway capped a fine weekend by adding a century to his fifty of the previous day. Along with opener James Rutter (58no), the pair put on 161 for the second wicket to see Mersea to a nine wicket success in just 21.3 overs. Conway recorded his 18th club century and was unbeaten on 105, his fifty coming off 22 balls and his century 58 balls.

Great Horkesley & Lexden Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 5w 9b  
for 9 wickets
161 (38.1 overs)
Nihal Jayasooriya ct  B Rumble b S Gladwell 6 1
Hamza Arif lbw  L Conway 53 4 4
Shaun Hassan b  S Gladwell 9 1
Usama Akram b  S Gladwell 0
Alistair Manhire st  J RutterB Rumble 25 2
Johnathan Hassan b  B Rumble 30 3
Dave Taylor st  J RutterB Rumble 8 1
John Hyde b  B Rumble 10
Paul Hart ct  J Rutter b S Gladwell 3
Kristofor Saunders Not Out  0

West Mersea Cricket Club NECL 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Seb Gladwell5.102446.004.65
Daniel Miller5.003200.006.40
Luke Conway5.0013113.002.60
Joe Wyatt6.011800.003.00
Oliver Wyatt9.003400.003.78
Ben Rumble8.013147.753.87

West Mersea Cricket Club NECL 1st Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 1lb 
for 1 wickets

(21.3 overs)
James Rutter Not Out  58 68 11 85.29 1 2
Tony Butler ct  S Hassan b P Hart 0 1 0
Luke Conway Not Out  105 60 17 3 175.00
Louis Elson  
Ben Rumble   1
Oliver Wyatt  
Ruben Butler  
Seb Gladwell  
Daniel Miller  
John Clarke  
Joe Wyatt  

Great Horkesley & Lexden Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Hamza Arif5.021400.002.80
Paul Hart4.0040140.0010.00
John Hyde5.004200.008.40
Shaun Hassan6.004800.008.00
Usama Akram1.302000.0013.33