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Westley leads Essex run chase in friendly against Surrey
8:43pm Wednesday 21st March 2012 in Essex County Cricket Club news
TOM Westley led the Essex run chase on day one of their two-day friendly against Surrey at Chelmsford.
Westley hit 48 before being bowled by Jon Lewis as Essex chased a Surrey total of 212 all out in 56.4 overs.
The hosts' reply reached 73-2 at the close, with Billy Godleman the other batting casualty, falling leg before wicket to Stuart Meaker.
Nightwatchmen Mark Pettini and Adam Wheater will resume tomorrow morning after today's play finished early because of bad light.
David Masters led the Essex attack with 3-27 as he claimed the wickets of Arun Harinath, Rory Hamilton-Brown and Tom Maynard.
Tom Craddock (2-35) and Maurice Chambers (2-59) also got among the wickets as Surrey were bowled out before tea.
Meaker (47) offered most resistance for the visitors, while Rory Burns added 44 and Tom Lancefield 41.
Play is due to resume at 10.30am tomorrow at the Ford County Ground.