Billericay get better of Leigh

PUBLISHED: 15:00 01 May 2017

Ross Poulton in bowling action (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ross Poulton in bowling action (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Comfortable seven-wicket win seals progress

Billericay booked their place in the second round of the Essex League Cup with a comfortable win over Leigh.

Adam Marchant struck an early blow with the new ball, running out Iain McDonald with help from Ross Poulton and dismissing Jon Edwards, with both openers failing to trouble the scorers.

Marchant (3-28) added two more scalps, with Poulton (3-11) turning the screw in a tight spell and Gary Hynes (2-17) nabbing a brace as Leigh were dismissed for 121.

Billericay lost Paul Martin for just nine runs, with Nick Van Lint departing for 17 with the score on 47.

But David Houghton hit six fours in an unbeaten 36 and had support from Lee Knight and Poulton, who hit a six and two fours in his 26 not out from 21 balls as Billericay won with seven wickets in hand in the 24th over.

Victory sets up a trip to Division One rivals South Woodford next weekend.

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