Second XI: Essex v Sussex – Match Report


Essex Second XI v Sussex Second XI
Second XI T20 – South Group
Garon Park, Southend
Wednesday 31 May 2023

Essex Second XI: : Josh Rymell, Charlie Allison, Will Buttleman (wk), Noah Thain, Aaron Beard (c), Ronnie McKenna, Jamal Richards, Saud Munir, Hayden Goulstone, Eshun Kalley, Jamie Porter

Sussex Second XI: : Harrison Ward, Tom Haines (c), DK Ibrahim, Oli Carter (wk), Charlie Tear, Zach Lion-Cachet, Jack Carson, Albert Foreman, Ari Karvelas, Sean Hunt, Brad Currie

Match Details:

Umpires: Paul Nicholls and Nathan Hewitt
Toss: Essex won the toss and elected to bowl
Result: Sussex Second XI won by 7 runs

Scorecard: View here

Match Report:

Essex’s second string were beaten by their Sussex counterparts in what proved to be a close Second XI T20 South Group encounter at Garon Park, Southend.

On a blustery afternoon beside the seaside, Sussex posted 213 for seven.
Daniel Ibrahim’s forty minutes in the middle gleaned 80 runs off 36 balls before he was trapped lbw by Hayden Goulstone. His innings included three 4s and seven 6s. Meanwhile, Harrison Ward contributed 46 off 32

Goulstone was the pick of the Essex attack, returning figures of four for 31 from his four-over spell. Noah Thain took 2/23 off two, while Jamie Porter was also amongst the wickets.

Essex did their utmost to remain within touching distance. Will Buttleman top-scored, hitting an unbeaten 78 off 43 balls, including ten 4s and three 6s.

But the chase proved to be just too much for the homes side. Thain chipped in with 36, while skipper Aaron Beard scored 25 and Josh Rymell 24, the latter superbly caught by Brad Currie off a delivery from Sean Hunt.