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St Andrews cruise to victory against Old Southendians and Southchurch

PUBLISHED: 11:00 13 July 2017

Cricket equipment is left on a bench

Cricket equipment is left on a bench

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St Andrews brushed aside Old Southendians and Southchurch in Mid-Essex League Division Seven for a comfortable four-wicket win.

Captain Alan Street won the toss and elected to field first, but Saints started slowly, before Rob Newman found a breakthrough and bowled out opener Joshua Perry for 12.

Fellow opener Navayugan Pararajah (95) dug deep, but Colin Yeomans trapped Nigel Wilks for 12, before a big stand had Saints panicking.

Andrew Walker (3-62) broke the partnership and Saints eventually bowled their rivals out for 207.

Alan Street and Ben Greenwood opened the batting in reply, but Street (13) fell early to make it 33-1.

James Girkin joined Greenwood (35), but struggled to time anything and was caught for four.

Postive performances from Andrew Salmon (20), Harry Hearn (31) put Saints in good stead, before Yeomans (67 not out) hit 10 fours and Graham Street (26) sealed victory for the leaders, who visit Woodham Mortimer next.

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