Horndon and Orsett derby is a thriller

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First published in Sport

Orsett CC 219-8

Horndon CC 150

HORNDON-on-the-Hill’s winning run came to an abrupt end at the hands of their borough rivals Orsett.

Horndon had won their last three games on the bounce, picking up an impressive 60 points and dragging themselves nearer to safety in the process.

But Orsett’s score proved a bridge too far and the visitors couldn’t match their rivals, crumbling to their first defeat in a month.

Orsett won the toss and batted first, reaching 219-8 in first 50 overs.

The target looked reachable, but Horndon couldn’t truly test Orsett and could only reach 150 from 44 overs before their last batsman was out.

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