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Essex T20 silverware for Hornchurch seconds

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 September 2017

Hornchurch 2nd XI celebrate winning the Essex Foundation T20 cup final against Hornchurch Athletic

Hornchurch 2nd XI celebrate winning the Essex Foundation T20 cup final against Hornchurch Athletic

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Hornchurch seconds ended the season with some silverware after winning the Essex Cricket Foundation T20 Cup final.

Bharj Singh top scored with a fine 67 at Billericay as Hornchurch made 129-8 against local neighbours Hornchurch Athletic.

Paul Crane (2-17) and James Coote (2-21) were the pick of the bowling, but Sam Samarasekera (27) was the top scorer in reply.

Dean Skipper (2-16), Ed Smith (2-22) and Mark James (2-27) combined well with the ball for Hornchurch as they dismissed their rivals for 109 with seven balls remaining, as wicketkeeper Paul Murray completed four stumpings.

Kevin Gibson (40) and Murray (30) top scored as they were dismissed for 152 on Saturday by Harlow and lost by six wickets.

William Law (2-10), Sam Childs (2-11), Alex Brown and Joe Defreitas (both 2-14) saw the thirds dismiss Southend for 102, before Simon Walker (52 not out) and Neil Butler (46) sealed a 10-wicket win.

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