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Cricket: Brentwood see off Southend

PUBLISHED: 18:40 14 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:40 14 July 2018

Brentwood captain Aaron West (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Brentwood captain Aaron West (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Brentwood saw off Southend in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division with a solid all-round display at the Old County Ground.

Guy Balmford hit eight fours in his 51 from 60 balls, while Essex youngster Will Buttleman (40) put on 79 for the third wicket with Tom Oakley.

Oakley hit eight fours in his 66 from 74 balls, with Joe Buttleman (24) also chipping in as the home side closed on 251-8.

Anthony Giles struck early with the ball in Southend’s reply and picked up a second wicket with the score on 22.

Oakley got in on the act to leave the visitors 35-3, before Tom Philippe and Lewis Wright steadied the ship.

Charlie Griffiths (2-26) ended their stand to dismiss Philippe, with Tom Wingrove dismissing Wright to make it 71-5.

Will Buttleman (2-23) claimed the next two wickets to fall, with Southend still to reach three figures, before Ash Casey picked up a scalp.

Griffiths (2-26) grabbed his second wicket to leave Southend nine down, with Giles (3-42) ending the innings on 165 in the 42nd over.

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