Second XI: Essex v Kent – Match Report


Essex Second XI v Kent Second XI
50 Over One-Day Friendly Match
The County Ground, Beckenham

Essex Second XI: Josh Rymell, Robin Das, Noah Thain, Charlie Allison, Will Buttleman†, Jamal Richards, Ben Allison, Aaron Beard, Aron Nijjar*, MacKenzie Jones, Nav Dwivedi

Kent Second XI: Daniel Bell-Drummond, Marcus O’Riordan*, Sam Billings†, Gareth Severin, Sam Smith, Joe Gordon, Will Naish, Daniel O’Driscoll, Max Harris, Toby Greatwood, George Garrett

Match Details:

Umpires: M Johnson and A Page
Toss: Essex Second XI won the toss and elected to bat
Result: Kent won by six wickets

Scorecard: View here

Match Report:

Essex’s second string came up short as their Kent counterparts won their 50-Over One-Day friendly fixture, staged at The County Ground, Beckenham, by six wickets.


Once again, Charlie Allison excelled with the bat, falling just short of a century. Allison scored 92 off 87 balls during a productive 106 minutes in the middle. His innings included five 4s and four 6s.


Meanwhile, Will Buttleman’s 64 came from 71 and Noah Thain’s 56 off 51. George Garrett returned figures of three for 45 from his eight overs, while Toby Greatwood chipped in with 3/74 and JS Bassan 2/24 as the Essex innings was concluded inside 46 overs, the visitors having reached a seemingly competitive 297.


However, an experienced Kent side made short work of the chase. Skipper Marcus O’Riordan batted superbly for his 103 off 103 balls, while Sam Billings contributed 75 and Daniel Bell-Drummond 52.


Gordon hit Dwivedi for a boundary to secure Kent’s victory with 49 balls to spare. Dwivedi, Ben Allison, Aron Nijjar and Prideaux were the successful Essex bowlers among the eight they deployed.