Old Southendians v Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st on Sat 12 May 2007 at 1pm
Epping Cricket Club Lost 8 wkts

Match report Epping 136 lost to Old Southendians 140-2 by 8 wickets
EPPING'S league season got off to the worst possible start with a thorough trouncing at the seaside.
The visitors were unlucky to lose a crucial toss and were inserted on a juicy Old Southendians track.
Epping skipper Geoff Maynard was then bizarrely caught at point in the first over as a chunk of wood came flying off his new bat and the ball lobbed straight up in the air.
Things did not improve for the Lower Bury Lane men as they were reduced to 31 for 6 by the lively bowling of Old Southendians' Aussie import Kevin Jordan.
The Oz seamer went on to reap 6 for 45 in a match-winning 21 over spell.
Epping were looking at a very early finish until some late order resistance came from trusty Si Oliver and young gun Al Merritt.
The pair put on 70 with Oliver making a brilliant 43 not out and Merritt an increasingly confident 34.
Epping's total of 136 was much higher than it could have been and at least made some sort of game of it.
But Epping needed to take wickets early and did not do so as Old Southendians openers Sawyer and Johnson enjoyed a much drier wicket to bat on.
Masum Ali did have Sawyer caught at square leg for 16 but Johnson carried on to win the game with a powerful 61 not out.
The game was won though by man of the match Jordan who struck 38 not out to see the game over before the last 20 overs had started.

Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Geoff Maynard Caught  0
Dan Twitchett Caught  0
Marc Meyer-Webb Caught  6
Mrigank Chhibber Caught  9 1
Paul Offord Bowled  5
Dan Sly Caught  20
Masum Ali Caught  0
Simon Oliver Not Out  43
Shahid Majeed Lbw  0
Alex Merritt Stumped  34
Tim Adams Caught  3 1

Old Southendians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Old Southendians Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 2 wickets
140 (0.0 overs)
Sawyer Caught  16
Johnson Not Out  61
Bunce Caught  10
Jordan Not Out  38

Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tim Adams9.505700.005.80
Masum Ali8.0141141.005.13