Westcliff on the up after beating Harlow

Westcliff-On-Sea v Harlow – Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three – Chalkwell Park

Westcliff-On-Sea 197/9 (50.0 overs)

Harlow 73 (21.1 overs)

Westcliff-On-Sea won the toss and elected to bat

Westcliff-On-Sea won by 124 runs

THE EQUATION across the park was simple – winner takes second place, while Westcliff held an outside chance of taking the title should Leigh falter.

As it transpired, the home side had to be content with the runners-up spot. However, both they and Harlow had ensured that the season remained electrifying right up to the conclusion.

On the day, Westcliff won comfortably. Skipper, Peter Banes scoring a snappy 70 as they posted a modest 197/9.

Jason McNally was the pick of the Harlow attack, taking 5/47. However, his efforts proved to be fruitless as the visitors batting order collapsed.

Only McNally himself, with 38, produced anything of note with the bat – Sherwin Stanley dong most of the damage finishing with figures of 5/37 to ensure Westcliff’s promotion.

Points: Westcliff-On-Sea 25 Harlow 4

Brian Jeeves

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