Essex League: Woodford Wells end with defeat

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 September 2017

A cricket helmet lies by the boundary edge (pic Jacob Ranson)

A cricket helmet lies by the boundary edge (pic Jacob Ranson)


Woodford Wells ended their Essex League Division One campaign with a heavy defeat against champions Hadleigh.

Put into bat by the home side, Wells saw five of their top six fall for single-figures scores, as Joe Johnson looked on from the other end.

Johnson hit five sixes and six fours in his 72, from 109 balls, and there were double-figure contributions down the order from Christopher Hall, Viraj Ghandi and Christian Hall as Wells were eventually dismissed for 151 in the 44th over.

George Ellis had success with the ball in reply, but it proved a false dawn for Wells, as Hadleigh subsequently eased to a nine-wicket victory inside 27 overs.

Oliver Smith (65 not out) and Kevin Renecke (61 not out) shared an unbroken 123 for the second wicket for the home side, who clinched the title with their win as they finished five points above promotion rivals Billericay.

Wells ended up in seventh place, 17 points clear of the relegation zone.

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