Second XI: Essex v East London/SACA – Match Report


Essex Second XI v East London/SACA XI
Second XI T20 Friendly
The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford
Monday 15 May 2023

Essex Second XI: Josh Rymell, Feroze Khushi, Robin Das, Luc Benkenstein, Will Buttleman (wk), Aron Nijjar (c), Ronnie McKenna, Aaron Beard, Eshun Kalley, Naivedyam Dwivedi, Chinmay Mullapudi, Alex Gosling.
Adam Rossington (WK), Feroze Khushi, Paul Walter (C), Robin Das, Josh Rymell, Will Buttleman, Ben Allison, Jamal Richards, Eshun Kalley, Ronnie McKenna, Vivan Hassen.

East London/SACA XI: SD Perera, K Patel (WK), B Kamal, O Akram, M Ahmed, S Joshi (Capt), A Zeb, MH Gul, H Latif, A Mir, Y Khursheed

Match Details:

Umpires: James Tredwell and Gary Marshall
Toss: Essex won the toss and elected to bat
Result: Essex won by 84 runs

Scorecard: View here

Match Report:

Essex Second XI recorded a 84-run victory over a East London/SACA XI in a T20 friendly fixture under the floodlights at The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford.

The match was arranged as part of Essex’s ongoing relationship with the South Asian Cricket Academy (SACA), which launched in February.

The partnership also encompasses a link up with the link up to the flourishing East London Development Programme, which is based at
Leyton Urban Hub.

After launching in 2021, SACA aims to tackle the inequalities and specifically the lack of British South Asian (BSA) representation in professional cricket.

The fixture was also an opportunity for Adam Rossington to make his return to competitive action following a finger injury sustained in the recent LV= Insurance County Championship match against Lancashire. He marked his comeback by scoring 43 off 29 balls during a 46-minute spell in the middle.

Feroze Khushi and Paul Walter both hit 33, but succumbed with Rossington to the bowling of Yazaan Khursheed. Meanwhile, Will Buttleman starred with the bat for Essex, reaching his half-century off 24 balls. Josh Rymell ended the innings with 47 not out, and his 101-run partnership with Buttleman came off 43 deliveries until the later was out from the penultimate ball of the innings. Khursheed was the pick of the East London/SACA XI attack, returning figures of 3/33 from his four-over spell.

The Essex bowlers made swift inroads the run chase, reducing the visitors to 49-4 inside the opening 10 overs. Vivan Hassen impressed with the ball, taking the wickets of Savin Perera and Omar Akram, with the former scoring 23 before he was trapped lbw.

Some big hitting from East London/SACA XI skipper Sagar Joshi provided the spectators with some entertainment. His spirited 43 included six 4s and one 6 from the 28 deliveries he faced. But with the required rate out of sight, the result was never in doubt. Hassen finished with 2/21, while wickets were evenly distributed between Walter, Ben Allison, Jamal Richards and Alex Gosling.

Find out more information on the Club’s partnership with the South Asian Cricket Academy: View Here