Hawks and Kestrels go up against Middlesex at Harlow Town


Essex Hawks v Middlesex

D40 Quest
Harlow Town Cricket Club
Sunday 12 May 2024

Essex Hawks: Ronnie Jackson, Asif Patel, James Ward, Joe Moss, Matthew Edwards, Conor Berry, Ben Aust, Andrew Mowatt, Isaac Elles, Benny Fryatt, Alfie Jeeves, Jack Gair.

Middlesex: Umesh Valjee, Nasser Butt, Maddox Colby, Aryan Janjale, George Greenway, Joe Batten, Jai Charan, Mohammed Farooq, Matthew Jones, Ben Mason, Mark Rochester, Moazzam Rashid, Fraser Church.

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

Essex Kestrels v Middlesex

Super 9s
Harlow Town Cricket Club
Sunday 12 May 2024

Essex Kestrels: Bradley Donovan, Brad Barker, Phillip Law, Oliver Kennedy, Harry Willis, Joel Barker, Alex Myles, Alex Scott, James Cole, Charlie Stack, Stephen Denham, Beth Law.

Toss: Middlesex won the toss and elected to bowl
Result: Essex Kestrels won by 105 runs

Match Reports

Words: Brian Jeeves
Images: Neil Robinson

Essex Hawks found themselves on the wrong end of a six-wicket D40 Quest defeat at the hands of a strong Middlesex side at Harlow Town Cricket Club.

The home side appeared to hold the upper hand after posting 191 for eight, with Joe Moss providing an excellent batting performance.

Stylish allrounder Moss scored 73 off 89 balls. His innings included seven 4s and two 6s. Skipper, Ronnie Jackson contributed 34 from 50, while Isaac Elles continued his decent early season form with the bat, and was unbeaten on 27* – Jai Charan, George Greenaway and Matthew Jones claimed two wickets apiece for the visitors.

However, an impressive opening stand of 118 between Umesh Valjee and Nasser Butt drove Middlesex towards their victory target. The partnership was eventually broken when Butt was bowled by Benny Fryatt on 58. Valjee carried his bat and was unbeaten on 94 at the conclusion.

Fryatt returned figures of 3-0-13-2, while leg-spinner Alfie Jeeves had 6-0-29-2, but all in vain for the home side, despite their collective best efforts.

Charlie Stack hit an unbeaten half-century, helping Essex Kestrels towards a sizable Super9s victory over their Middlesex counterparts at Harlow Tow Cricket Club.

Stack, returning to cricket following a lengthy break, was not out on 53 as the home side posted 129 for nine.

And that proved amply sufficient as the potent Essex attack took control. Oliver Kennedy returned superb figures of 3/7, while Harry Willis and Brad Barker took two apiece as the visitors were dismissed for 22.