D40 Quest: Middlesex v Essex – Match Report


Middlesex Ability XI v Essex Ability XI
D40 Quest
William Perkins School, Greenford
Sunday 17 May 2023

Essex Hawks: Ronnie Jackson (Capt), Alexander Welby, Andrew Mowatt, Jehan Sabih, Joe Moss, Andy Catherell (WK), Ben Aust, Alfie Jeeves, Benny Fryatt, Joe Freestone, Matthew Edwards, Matthew Thomas

Middlesex Ability XI: Umesh Valjee, Maddox Colby, Aryan Janjale, Elliot Brown, Mohammed Farooq, Matthew Jones, Jai Charan, Neil Magdani, Sam Kumar, N Butt, James Nordin

Match Details:

Innings 1: Essex 109 (38.2 overs)
Innings 2: Middlesex 112/1 (21.3 overs)

Toss: Middlesex won the toss and elected to bowl
Result: Middlesex won by nine wickets

Scorecard: View here

Match Report:

Essex Ability found themselves on the wrong end of a nine-wicket defeat when they took on a strong Middlesex side at the William Perkins School, Greenford

The Essex batters found the going tough against a lively Middlesex attack. Sam Kumar excelled, returning bowling figures of four for 16 from an impressive seven-over stint. Joe Moss top-scored for the visitors with 26 off 45 balls, while skipper Ronnie Jackson contributed 22 from 30.

Middlesex reached the modest target set by the visitors inside twenty-two overs. Umesh Valjee finished unbeaten on 43. His innings included seven 4s and one six. Meanwhile, Aryan Janjale hit 37* to see the hosts over the line with some to spare.

Matthew Thomas was rewarded for his toil with the ball, claiming Maddox Colby with an absolute honey of a delivery, on what was otherwise a frustrating afternoon for Essex.