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Match Reports Divs 1, 2 & 3

Week 11 – 13th July 2019

Division 1

Hornchurch Ath won the toss and elected to bat and scored 213 all-out against Little Waltham. A. Kumar (62) and  S. Samarasekara (31) were the main contributors with B Nasir claiming 3/31 and F Mahmood 3/50. In reply, Little Waltham lost quick wickets and didn’t really get going, eventually all-out for 71. Zia Rahman making 23 not out as Waltham lost by 142 runs. M. White claimed 4/29 and Duke 2/13.

Writtle posted 247-7 at home to Great Waltham. Jones (86), Adams (51) and Darvill (51) all making solid contributions. Josh Fitzwater claiming 3/54.

In reply Great Waltham were 235 all-out, with Sam Harris (83) again batting well. Harsha Gopisetty claiming 3/41 and Adams 2/41.

Springfield II won the toss on a humid day, and elected to bat on a light coloured, hard pitch. The openers got off to a good start, Jasani, in particular looking to punish anything loose. The introduction of Pat Stroud changed the complexion of the match, with a spell of 6-33 from his ten overs. Late order hitting from Eva and Northfield lifted Springfield to a challenging total of 243-9.

Springfield started well with Northfield and Arain keeping tight lines. The only resistance in the Weald innings came from Vamshi Lingala with 37, Leading to a limp chase totalling 108. Springfield running out deserved winners.

Rettendon batted first at Little Baddow starting cautiously reaching 38-0 off the first 10. The loss of Plummer and Butler in quick succession brought the debutant Sutherby and Wall at the crease. A fantastic partnership followed, Sutherby falling for 96 and Wall for 83, a partnership totalling 168. Another quick flurry of wickets, Pearson doing most the damage, with Rettendon on 247-5. A smash and grab 30 from Snelling and 21 from D.Lawson amongst other contributors, Rettendon finally ending their innings on 323-8. Pierson claimed 4/86 Ashton 2/52. 

Rettendon started impressively with their fielding and claimed the wickets of Harris and Pierson in the first 10 overs. Little Baddow began to fall behind the ever increasing run rate. Only T.Dethridge 31 and B.Dethridge 23 making any form of runs in the big chase. Snelling bowling out the rest of the tail finishing with 5/30 off his 8 overs, supported superbly by Sullivan 1/26. Jim Ewing 2/32 the other pick of the bowlers. Little Baddow finishing all out on 145.

Tillingham took a depleted side to Bentley and were chasing leather for 10 overs as Gordon (33) and Walker (33) took the attack to the new ball reaching 71/0. However, when Walker became the first of 4 victims for the impressive Hayman (4/47) a collapse followed in bowler-friendly conditions. Harry Hylton (3/41) returned to mop up the lower order as the hosts were all-out for 167 in 34 overs.

In reply, TIllingham started cautiously as skipper Cummins looked to anchor the innings. Contributions from Gray (19), H Hylton (19) and Pursey (16) kept Tillingham in the game despite the loss of regular wickets. With 5 overs remaining Tillingham required 26 but crucially only had 3 wickets remaining. However, Cummins (68*) was still there and guided them home to a 3 wicket win. Sean Whelan impressed with 2/18 in 10 overs.

Week 10 – 6th July 2019

Division 1

South Weald won the toss and put Bentley in to bat. Gordon (97) and C Walker (75) put on 179 for the first wicket before Whelan (38) and J Knight (30) saw Bentley to an impressive 300-8 from their 45 overs. For South Weald, E Griffin (4-0-35-3), V Lingala (10-0-75-2) and D Pye (10-0-42-2) took the wickets.

In reply, South Weald lost wickets at regular intervals though V Lingala (34) and P Stroud (33) tried in vain to chase the runs. For Bentley, C Walker (10-0-41-2) and G Alavoine (5-0-22-2) were the pick of the bowlers as South Weald finished 194-9 from their 45 overs. Bentley won by 106 runs.

Little Baddow batted first at Great Waltham scoring 261-6. Andy Harris (102) and Ben Dethridge (60) top-scoring. In reply Gt Waltham were 207 all out with Sam Harris making 108, Andy Harris capping a good all-round display with 5-20 as Baddow won by 54 runs.

Writtle batted first at Little Waltham. Early wickets by F Mahmood and Z Farooq had  Writtle in trouble early on. The middle order tried to get Writtle back in to the game with A Nair (35) & H Gopisetty (27) but the damage was done and Writtle were eventually bowled out in the 38th over for 179. The pick of the bowlers for Little Waltham N Mahmood with 4-27.

Little Waltham made a swift start with F Mahmood hitting 8 fours before he was bowled by K Patel for 39. Writtle’s bowling attack got them back in to the game with Little Waltham wickets falling cheaply before a quick fire 51 from W Mahmood had Little Waltham back in control getting over the line in the 35th over.

Rettendon won the toss and decided to bowl first against Hornchurch Ath. The opening bowlers started well. The pick of the bowling for Rettendon was Sullivan taking 3/23 off 10 overs and Butler taking 3/26 off 7.2 overs. Batting wise, opener Sam Klein scored 48 and Tyler Marks continued his good form scoring 41 late on. Hornchurch finished on 184 all out.

Rettendon started well in the chase, a couple of wickets went down but when R.Shepherd came in, he changed the game with a score of 66, hitting some very good shots. Bowling wise J Turner took 1/34 off 10 overs. Rettendon crossing the line for the loss of just 4 wickets off 35.4 overs.

Tillingham batted first at home to Springfield and were in trouble early on at 45/4 in 19 overs. However, Stiffell (52) joined Cummins (48) and helped rebuild the innings. 29 from Adnan Shafi helped push the score on to 200/8 in 45 overs. Callum Eva claiming 3/43.

In reply Springfield started slowly in the face of some accurate seam bowling. Scott Ellis (75*) carried his bat through the innings, but only Hunt (33) gave him any real support as Springfield closed on 185/5 in 45 overs. Stiffell was the pick of the bowlers with 0/23 in 10 overs, Shafi claiming 1/30 in 10 and Harry Hylton 2/41 in 10.

Division 2

Rayleigh II 244 all out (Ellis 73, Impey 43, Jagota 6 -25) beat Terling 107 all out (Dawson 28, Abley 5-22, Acraman  2-24) by 137 runs

Noak Hill Taverners 229 all out, 44.2 ov (Gufran 79, Haza 40, Silvester 4-33) lost to Burnham Sports 248-5, 45 ov (Silvester 51, Whittaker 76, Zeeshan  2-23)  by 19 runs.

High Roding 243-7, 45 ov (Burns 48, Gilfrin 40, Clarke 32, Townsend 30, Molloy 29) beat Woodham Mortimer 226 all out, 44.2 ov (D Smith 60, Shipton 49, Abeyratna 37, Wright 24) by 17 runs

Brookweald 408-4 (Finch 202, I Yousaf 94, A Yousaf 66, Deeming 3-62) beat Eastwood 196 all out (Coussins 60, A Yousaf 3-36, I Yousaf 5-42) by 212 runs

Ingatestone 179 for 6 off 41 ov, (Blackman 46) beat Basildon & Pitsea 178 all out 44.4 ov (Gray 44, Hodgson 4-28) by 4 wkts

Division 3

East Hanningfield & Gt. Burstead 1st XI vs High Easter 1st XI – EHGB won by 5 wickets.

High Easter batted first against top of the table side East Hanningfield who looked to continue their winning run. An innings of batsmen getting starts but not perhaps converting, with A Chester top scoring with 42 and J Norgrove 27. The wickets for East Hanningfield were shared around with A Stevens 10-3-24-3, B Leeworthy 10-0-32-2, N Davison 10-2-40-2, and B Picking 2-0-4-2, all chipping in with the wickets. As High Easter posted 152 all out from 43 overs.

In response East Hanningfield & Gt. Burstead chased the target down with 17 overs to spare but High Easter did pick up 2 bowling points by taking 5 wickets with T Moss 10-0-47-2 and N Gliddon 6-0-35-2 picking up 2 apiece. East Hanningfield finishing on 154-5 from 28 overs to win the game, helped by important knocks from M Norton 65 and P Morgan 41.

High Easter are at home next week facing Rankins and will look to distance themselves from the bottom 4 sides, while East Hanningfield travel away to Galleywood and hoping to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Rankins 1st XI vs Galleywood 1st XI – Rankins won by 8 wickets.

Galleywood won the toss at Rankins and chose to bat on a good surface.

Brian Pettitt 10-5-13-2 bowled a tight line and used the overcast conditions to good effect.

P. Patel bowled well and finished with figures of 10-2-32-3. L.Hayward 9.4-2-30-3 also bowled well. An all round strong bowling performance from the Rankins bowlers. Thanks to important knocks from Paul Blowers who batted well for 33 and Conor Hicks who scored 28 these two held the innings together in the middle and got Galleywood up to a ‘well below par’ score of 143.

In reply D Greenfield 56, and A Warner 38 ensured Rankins got to their target for the loss of 2 wkts in the 39th over. Ending 147-2.

Navestock 1st XI vs Broomfield 1st XI – Broomfield won by 164 runs.

Broomfield batted first and scored a formidable score of 341-3 off 45 overs. That’s the third time this season that Broomfield have scored over 325 in an innings. Once again Fisher played a valuable role in the middle order with score 63 which was overshadowed by Rob Lynn who scored another big hundred this season with 155*.

It was always going to be difficult to score at the asking rate of 7.6, but in reply Navestock scored 175-5 off their 45 overs, Firth with 56 the notable performance for Navestock with the bat, as Broomfield ran out comfortable winners.

Broomfield will be at home next week eyeing up another big score against Springfield 3s who have been playing well in recent weeks. Navestock will be travelling to Rettendon and Rayleigh Fairview both teams looking to bounce back and win next week.

Springfield 3rd XI vs Hatfield Peverel 1st XI – Hatfield Peverel won by 133 runs

Hatfield Peverel batted first at Coronation Park and another 300+ score this week as Hatfield Peverel scored 334-8 off of their 45 overs. H Clark being the main stay off the innings with 141 and allowed those around him to settle in and then kick on to a big total. C Spooner did just that hitting 5 sixes in an over on his way to 50. Despite this P Aldworth 4-0-46-3 and M Trim 7-0-51-3, made sure that Springfield did at least pick up some bowling points.

In reply Springfield finished on 191 all out from 35 overs so who knows with an extra 10 overs how much closer they could have got. I Powell top scored with 48 and the notable performance with the

ball for Hatfield Peverel, M Castledine 8-0-43-5. As Hatfield Peverel win to keep applying that pressure onto East Hanningfield for that top spot.

Old Chelmsfordians 2nd XI vs Rettendon and Rayleigh Fairview 2nd XI – OC’s win by 9 wickets.

RRFCC – 258 all out, 44.5 overs.

Rettendon and Rayleigh Fairview were put in on a good batting track at OC’s. They were quickly in trouble at 12-2 after some good opening bowling by G Landers (1-25) and A Critchell (3-58). RRFCC rallied thanks to a spirited 63 off 37 balls by T Sharif and 82 by C McClean. At 142-4 at the halfway stage, the away side were well placed to post 300 plus. However an excellent spell of 4-64 by Z Rehman playing her first competitive Sat game saw RRFCC falter. A last wicket stand of 36 saw them post a competitive but perhaps slightly under par 258 all out.

OC’s – 262-1, 44 overs

In response, despite a good fielding display, the home side were always in touch with the run rate. An excellent 122 not out by captain D Norman and 66 not out by H Shailendr saw OC’s home with 6 balls to spare. McClean took the only wicket (1-60).

Week 9 – 29th June 2019

Division 1

Springfield won the toss and batted at Rettendon in a game that again went down to the wire for the visitors.

The home side got off to a quick start with the early wicket of Jasani. Frost came to the crease and then began forming partnerships throughout the innings. Scoring was difficult initially with the visitors on 157-6 from 34 overs and the home side turning the screw thanks largely to some tight bowling from Ewing and Webster in particular, both going at 4 an over off their respective 10 overs. Eva joined Frost at the crease and began upping the rate with an unbeaten 100 partnership off the final 11 overs to take the visitors to 257-6, Eva smashing 45* and Frost carrying his bat through the innings for 111*Webster with 2-42 was the pick of the bowlers for the home side.

Rettendon got off to an equally poor start of 5-1 however a 100 partnership between Plummer (39) and Patel (58) got the home side in the game. 3 quick wickets fell to spin taking the score to 113-4 and leaving Springfield in the driving seat with overs running out. Faulconbridge and Wall put together a partnership however, when both fell followed by Krise, Rettendon were in trouble at 172-7 – the home side needing 86 more to win with 12 overs remaining. However, this wicket brought Ewing to the crease and he proceeded to change the game, smashing 58* in an 84 run partnership with Lawson (30) in just 9 overs to win the game. Brown 2-14 and Tyler 2-55 were the pick for the visitors.

South Weald recorded their first win of the season with at home to Great Waltham. Batting first, Weald amassed 249/7 in 45 overs, with Chambers (76) and Lingala (58) leading the way. Ollie Fitzwater was the pick of the bowlers with 3/66.

In reply, Waltham made a good fist of the chase, with skipper Sam Harris scoring 109. He had good support from Graham Wickes (41). However a flurry of wickets from Rob Hull (3/47) and F Harle (5/66) reduced Waltham to 211 all-out, South Weald winning by 38 runs.

Hornchurch Athletic won the toss and decided to bat first away against Bentley II. Dan Stone came in at number 3 scoring 48. Sam Samerakasara followed up at number 4 scoring 44. After a little collapse, Tyler Marks came in at number 8 scoring a very good 64 not out. The pick of the bowling was Yorke taking 2/33 off 7 overs. HACC finished on 249/10 off 45 overs.

HACC started bowling well with N Duke taking an early wicket, the pick of the batting was a couple of youngsters C.Darby scoring 28 and G.Alavoine scoring 25. The pick of the HACC bowling was Joe Turner taking 4/34 off 9.2 overs. Bentley all out for 135.

Tillingham batted first at home to Writtle. They lost a wicket in the third over, however Barrell (42) joined skipper Cummins (30) to lay the foundations for the innings. Andy Mee (42) and George Parlour (44) made good contributions as Tillingham reached a competitive 217/9 in 45 overs. K Patel was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors with 5/43.

In reply, Writtle started slowly in the face of some accurate bowling. Half-centuries from Darvill (63) and K Patel (65) helped take the game to the wire. Andy Cheek returned to claim 3/42 and Stiffell 1/41 as Tillingham won by 3 runs.

Little Waltham batted first at home to Little Baddow. They made 187 all-out with Rahman (38) top-scoring. Harry Dodd claimed 6/30. In reply, Pierson scored 47 and B Dethridge 49* as Baddow won by 4 wickets.

Division 2

Eastwood 285-1 off 45 overs (Huckstep 109*, Praghash 145) beat Basildon & Pitsea  248-9 off 45 overs (Phil Tooke 123,Dean Bedford 59) by 37 runs.

Noak Hill T 281 for 7  (M Zeeshan 108, A Rehman 42, Dawson 2 for 59, Atkinson 2 for 52) Beat Terling 195 all out (Woolfenden 31, Humphries 25, A Ali 3-26, Raj 3-57) by 86 runs.

Ingatestone 195 for 7, 45 ov (Blackman 45, Gobbler 33, Silvester 3-22) lost to Burnham 196 for 3, 35.2 ov  (Hamilton 88*, Whittaker 63*) by 7 wkts.

Brookweald 175 all out in 42 ov Finch 62, Halls 4-28, Smart 3-17) lost to High Roding 176-4 in 36.3 ov (Duke 45, G Burns 62, R Burns 37) by 6 wickets.

Rayleigh II 255-7, 45 ov (Turner 62, Ellis 50, C Frost 44*, Walker 28, D Smith 3-40) lost to Woodham Mortimer 256-2,  41 ov (D Smith 180*) by 8 wkts.

Division 3

Old Chelmsfordians 2nd XI vs High Easter 1st XI – High Easter win by 162 runs

High Easter won the toss and opted to bat first on a scorching day at Lawford Lane. High Easter 259-6 off 45 overs, with contributions aplenty from all batsmen with standouts of J Norgrove 75, L Bentley 38 and A Chester 54*. J Edwards 10-0-54-3, A Critchell 10-2-56-2

Old Chelmsfordians 97 all out off 34.1 overs, lost wickets at regular intervals throughout the run chase. J Brown top scoring for OCs with 28, notable performances with the ball for High Easter were L Bentley 10-3-27-5, ably supported by A Chester 2.1-0-5-2, to secure a comfortable away win.

East Hanningfield & Gt. Burstead 1st XI vs Broomfield 1st XI – EHGB win by 101 runs

EHGB batted first and scored 210-9 off 45 overs. D Morgan 60 and Broomfield notable bowlers, Eglin 3-49 and N Cowell 3-38.

In reply Broomfield were bowled out for 109 off 29 overs. Hemming 3-21, Davidson 3-48, Leworth 3-15. The notable performers with the ball for EHGB.

Rankins 1st XI vs Springfield 3rd XI – Springfield win by 7 wickets

Rankins 1s 149 all out (J Trim 3/17, Woodrough 4/46) lost to Springfield 3s 153 for3 (Freestone 50, Gooday 44)

Galleywood 1st XI vs Rettendon and Rayleigh Fairview 2nd XI – Galleywood win by 52 runs

Galleywood won the toss and batted first. They got 189 for 9 off 45 with Browning getting 44, T Sharif 4 for 36 and D Lawson 1 for 24 off 10. Fairview started slow with regular wickets falling, Soundar Ashwin and Josh Faires both scoring 29 before Fairview were bowled out for 137. Openers Hicks and Browning bowling tight line and lengths and getting regular wickets. Galleywood worthy winners.

Navestock 1st XI vs Hatfield Peverel 1st XI – Hatfield Peverel win by 6 runs

Hatfield Peverel batted first and posted a very competitive score of 226-6 off of their 45 overs, with H Clark top scoring for Hatfield Peverel with 74 and supported by C Hills with 45. B greaves 9-0-36-2, Losowski 3-0-25-2, top performers with the ball for Navestock.

In reply Navestock proved that Peverel’s score was competitive and were all out for 220 off of 44.3 to ensure there was a tense and nervy finish. J Enderby helped Navestock got close to their target with 76. F Clark 9-2-26-3 and H Clark completing his all-round performance with 8-0-40-3.

Week 8 – 22nd June 2019

Division 1

Tillingham have lost top-spot in Division 1 after defeat away at Hornchurch Ath. Batting first, the hosts were indebted to a superb 141 from Ross Raftery. He found support from Daniel Stone (64) playing his first game for the club as they made 255/6 in 45 overs. Adnan Shafi claimed 2/61 and Stiffell 1/48.

Tillingham started at a rate of knots, as they reached 109 without loss in 10 overs as Adnan Shafi smashed 78 in this time. However, when he fell to the first ball of the 11th over, this sparked a collapse as they slumped to 135/6. However, Terry Stiffell (67) and Andy Cheek (34) put on 95 for the seventh wicket to draw the game close. With 7 overs to go, Tillingham required just 26 with 4 wickets in hand. However, Tyler Marks & Dan Stone returned to the attack and claimed 2 wickets a piece to leave Tillingham all-out 235.

Springfield II won the toss and elected to bat first against Bentley II. Progress was steady as Springfield racked up a considerable score from their 45 overs of 226-4 with Kunjan Jasani (75) and Andy Frost (74) doing the bulk of the damage. For Bentley, S Whelan kept the run rate in check returning figures of 10-0-41-3.

After some poor batting performances over the last few weeks, Bentley showed signs of promise in their chase with T Mann (45) and C Smith (41) battling through the middle overs. However Springfield’s bowling was too strong, led predominantly by Eva (9-0-53-4), and supported well by Frost and Brown who both took 2 wickets. Bentley ended up 175 all out in 43.1 meaning Springfield win by 51 runs. The win means Springfield have gone top of Division 1 by a single point.

Little Baddow batted first against South Weald and scored 256 all-out in 45 overs. They made steady progress throughout the innings, with a flurry of runs and wickets in the last 5 overs, no batsman making 50 and wickets shared – Watson taking his 3 in the last over.
Hull 42 was the top scorer as South Weald again failed to chase, reaching 187 all-out in response. Ashton claiming 4-33 in a ten over opening spell.

Great Waltham won the toss and elected to bat. A fine innings by Sam Harris (108) and a belligerent 105 from Dave Clout helped Great Waltham reach 300 for 6 in 45 overs. Waqas Mahmood claimed 3/19 and T Rafiq 3/36.

In reply, Little Waltham lost quick wickets which brought Waqas Mahmood to the crease. Despite a brilliant 102* from the captain and Zia Rehman contributing 48 to the total, Little Waltham finished on 214, losing by 86 runs. The wickets were shared between J. Fitzwater (3/34,) O. Fitzwater (3/31) & M Chapman (3/27).

On what was finally a warm Saturday, Writtle won the toss and decided to bat first. A good start by Rettendon with an an early wicket for Sullivan was silenced by a good aggressive start from Jones finally falling on 33. Middle order runs from Shinde and Patel with regular wickets falling, Writtle found themselves 120-7 before a tail end wag, the pick of the tail being Adams finishing 35 not out, Writtle squeezing out a cheeky 201 to chase in 45 overs. Pick of the bowlers J Lawson (2/37) and Snelling (2/21).

Writtle needed a positive start and that’s exactly what they got. Plummer falling in the first over for 0. A solid start from Butler see him fall not long after, followed by Krise. Rettendon finding themselves 3 down for not many. Up stepped the inform Wall, with middle order contributions from Snelling and J Lawson. A fantastic innings once again with Wall falling on 79. Rettendon needing 50 runs still with 3 wickets remaining. Another small wag from the tail, ended with a superb partnership between Sullivan (28 no) and Webster (17 no) seeing Rettendon home with 2 balls to spare.

Division 2

Woodham Mortimer 167 for 7 (Shipton 47,Paxman 33,Khan 2-9) beat Brookweald 166 for 9 (I Yousaf 65, A Yousaf,  45 Wright 3-23) by 4 wickets.

High Roding 199 for 7 (Molloy 81,Clarke 48, C Frost 5-58) drew with Rayleigh II 199 for 8 (Lynch 62, Impey 42, Acraman 59*, Hall 2-35).

Terling for 3 (Wilding 68*, D Smith 2-23) beat Ingatestone 136 all out (Grobler 57, Turin 3-53) by 7 wkts

Burnham 182-5 off 43.1 ov, (Silvester 52*, Wade 37*, Stirrup 2-35) beat Eastwood 179-9 off 45 ov, (Sutherby 48, Hunter 49, Stephens 3-41) by 5 wkts.

Basildon & Pitsea 186 for 8 (Singleton 66, Rehman 10-6-8-1) lost to Noak Hill T 187 for 8 (Zeeshan 38, Rafique 36) by 2 wickets.

Division 3

Rettendon & Rayleigh Fairview 2nd XI vs East Hanningfield & Gt. Burstead 1st XI

EH&GBCC win by 7 wickets.

Rettendon & Rayleigh Fairview batted first and Scored 203-9 from their 45 overs, Ashwin 83 and Sarti 32 helped them to get to this score. J Dillon 3-40 and P-Morgan 3-25 the notable bowling performers for EH&GB.

In response looked to have chased the score down with relative ease thanks P Morgan’s all-round performance completed with 97 scored, and useful knocks from Smith 39 and D Morgan 41* as chased down the score in the 35th over, 204-3 from 34.2 overs. Peaty picked up 2-35 to help secure a bowling point for Rettendon and Rayleigh Fairview.

Springfield 3rd XI vs Navestock 1st XI – Springfield 3rd XI win by 57 runs

Springfield 3rd XI won the toss and elected to bat first. Springfield posted a very competitive score of 241 all out from 44.1 overs. Ian Vince 136 and Paul Allworth 47 doing the majority of the scoring ensured that Springfield obtained all 5 batting points on offer. Jack Gildersleeve 3-32 and Matt Simmons 3-61 were the notable performers for Navestock with the ball.

Navestock in reply used all 45 overs to finish with 184-9, Matt Simmons adding 50 to his 3 wickets earlier in the day and Billy Greaves 37 the notable Navestock performers with the bat.

High Easter 1st XI vs Galleywood 1st XI – Galleywood win by 6 wickets

Galleywood travelled to High Easter today, where High Easter won the toss and chose to bat on a hot sunny day! Galleywood were able to restrict High Easter to 180/7 after another good display in the field! Top Scorers for High Easter were Henry Brisland with 55 and Jon Norgrove with 33. Bowling wise for Galleywood, Nick Clayden took 3-31 from his 10 and Shrini Hunasgi was 2-32 from 10 overs as well.

In reply, Galleywood were able to reach the total with the loss if just 4 wickets. Andy Reeve and James Adams made a 78 partnership at the start which set Galleywood in good stead. Galleywood reached the total from 4 byes meaning they finished on 184/4 from 38.1 overs. Top scorer was Andy Reeve with 41 and James Adams with 40. Paul Sturton was 39* too.

Hatfield Peverel 1st vs Rankins 1st – Hatfield Peverel 1st win by 6 wickets

Toss was won by Rankins 1st and choose to bat. Rankins 1st were bowled out for 108 from 38.2 overs, J. Treen 30 not out and C.Canning 26 were batsmen to score runs of any note. With D. Mc Intyre 4-23 restricting Rankins to low target

In reply Hatfield Peverel 1st chased down the total just shy of 24 overs (109-4 From 24.3 overs). With McIntyre completing his all-round performance with 42*. Although Lee Hayward picked up 2-35 helping Rankins 1st to pick up 2 bowling points

Broomfield 1st XI vs Old Chelmsfordians 2nd XI – Broomfield win by 188 runs

Old Chelmsfordians travelled to mill lane to face Broomfield 1st. Broomfield won the toss and decided to bat first in the scorching sun. Broomfield took advantage of what looked like advantageous bowling conditions and posted a mammoth score of 372 – 4 form their 45 overs. Notable batting performances from Lynn 146 and Turner 70. Jake Edwards took 2-95 from his 10 overs.

In response OCs kept up with the required rate of 8.2 for the first 9/10 overs, whoever after Barnstone was out 98. Deacon 5-48 and Cowell 3-28 took regular wickets as batsmen were still trying to give a go and secure batting points, OCs eventually all out for 184.

Week 7 15th June 2019

Division 1

Tillingham hosted Great Waltham and the hosts elected to bat first. An accurate opening spell from Josh & Ollie Fitzwater (0/25 in 10) meant Tillingham had reached 65/1 in 20 overs. Andy Mee (23) shared a 90-run partnership for the second wicket with Dave Cummins before his dismissal. Cummins continued at one end as the middle-order chipped in with Shafi (27) and Warren  (14) the only other men to make double figures. Cummins batted through to the 39th over, eventually caught in the deep for 92. Josh Fitzwater returned to run through the middle & lower order and finished with 7/27 in 9.3 overs.

Waltham started brightly as Reed (18) and Bloom (56) looked to build a platform. However Wilson (2/19) claimed 2 wickets in an over before Andy Mee (3/50) got in on the act. With 10 overs to go Waltham needed 60. A fine spell from Chris Ryan (3/26) helped close out the game as the visitors finished on 181/8. Gary Bloom left unbeaten on 32 as Tillingham won by 22 runs.

Writtle won the toss and elected to bat. Writtle made a steady start with 3 of the top order reaching 30 (Adams, Darvill & Gopisetty) but with a steady fall of wickets Writtle were all out in the 41st over for 192. The pick of the South Weald bowlers D Pye with 3/39.

South Weald openers N Watson and D Todd got South Weald off to a good start before each fell just short of 30 runs. South Weald looked to be in control of the match but like the Writtle innings wickets steadily fell. South Weald were 141/6 off 34 but successive wickets in the next 3 overs and the match was in the balance. A last wicket stand of 16 kept the game alive. The final wicket was taken at the end of the 41st over and this bottom of the table clash was over with Writtle claiming a vital win. Gopisetty claiming 3/28.

Bentley II posted 185-9 at home to Little Baddow. Coleman 110 was the mainstay as Ben Ashton claimed 4-30. In reply, Little Baddow lost 7 wickets in reaching their target as Tuttlebee hit 95.

Hornchurch Athletic won the toss and elected to bowl first. Springfield II hit a total of 174 off 44.3 overs with Joe turner the pick of the bowling with 6/29 off 10 overs. The opener hitting a very good 83. In response Hornchurch started well and were at 69/2, Sam Klein hitting 44. Good bowling from Springfield won the game as Hornchurch were all-out for 134.

Little Waltham won the toss and elected to bat and posted 108 all-out in 37 overs. Hamid Ali top scoring with 48. Butler claimed 4/3 and Webster 2/25.
In reply, Rettendon chased the total with 9 wickets to spare getting 111 for 1 in 14 overs. M. Plummer (57) & S Butler (28) as Rettendon won by 9 wickets.

Division 2

Basildon 81 all out off 40.1 ov (Whitaker 3-24, Bridge 3-26) beat Burnham Sp 68 all out off 28.1 overs (Bedford 5-25, Clark-Irons 3-8) by 13 runs

Eastwood 259-4 (45 overs) (Huckstepp 119*, Morrant 79*) lost to Woodham Mortimer 261-6, 43.5 ov ( D Smith 97, A Smith 36*, Costin 33*, Hunt 30) by 4 wkts.

Brookweald  161 all out (T Khan 32 S Khan 25, G Woolfenden 3-33, L Humphries 2-38) beat Terling 149 all out (Govenden 39, Dawson 33, A Yousaf 3-32, D Baird 3-6) by 12 runs

Noak Hill T 201 all out in 43.3 overs beat High Roding 126 all our in 35 overs. High Roding won the toss and elected to field. Zubi 53 and Abdul 56 top scored to set HR 202 to win. Pick of the bowlers was Mark Gallop with 2 for 22. In reply only Steve Molloy with 49 batted for any time. Pick of the bowlers was A Ali with 3 for 26.

Ingatestone 213 for 9 (Groblear 70, Blackman 51, C frost 3-58) beat Rayleigh II 171 for 8 (Acraman 35*, Groblear 3-31) by 42 runs

Division 3

Rankins 125 all out of 35.5 overs. lost to Broomfield 127-7 off 26.1 overs. (Eglin 43, Greenfield 3-25) by 3 wkts.

Galleywood 188-8 off 44.2 overs (S Adams 44, Phillips 3-47, Richardson 2-28) beat Hatfield Peverel 187-4 off 45 overs (E Moore 57, M Castledine 51, D McIntyre 53*, Huvazge 2-36)  by 2 wkts

Old Chelmsfordians II 113 all out, 42.4 Overs (Matt Simmons 4-21, Scott 3-22) lost Navestock  200 for 8, 45 Ov (Jono Enderby 91, Faulkner 31) to by 87 runs

E Hanningfield & Gt Burstead 225 for 5 (P Morgan 50, D Morgan 51, I Powell 2-17) beat Springfield III 102 all out (Hemming 4-25, Davidson 2/33, Dillan 2-9) by 123 runs. 

High Easter 201 for 3 (Brisland 85, Keating 3-23) beat Rettendon & Rayleigh F II 197 all out, 45 ov, (C Mclean 58, Bentley 4-26) by 7 wkts.

Week 6 8th June 2019 

Division 1

Little Waltham hosted hosted Tillingham and on a wet pitch Tillingham elected to bowl first. Waltham reached 50 without loss before Waqas Mahmood (23) was dismissed and cousin Fahran followed in the next over. This started a middle order collapse, that left Waltham 118/6 as Andy Mee claimed 3/37 and Hayman 2/37. Nasir (30) and Rehman (29) top-scoring for the hosts before Chris Ryan (3/17) mopped up the tail as Waltham were all-out for 174.

In reply, Tillingham started well as Cummins (46) and Hylton (20) put on 70 for the first wicket inside 15 overs. Both fell in quick succession and soon Tillingham were 106/5. However Andy Mee (32) and Terry Stiffell (38*) held their nerve to lead the side home with 7 overs to spare. N Mahmood the pick of the bowlers with 3/22.

Rettendon won the toss on what was an extremely windy day. A pitch looking very green after the weeks rain. Great Waltham got off to a good start before 3 wickets in one over by Jim Ewing. A rebuilding process by the solid skipper Harris well supported by Fitzwater and Bloom. Waltham finished on 218-8 off their 45 overs. Rettendon negotiating the windy conditions well.

In response Rettendon started brightly finding themselves 63-0. Plummer falling alongside 3 others in quick session. Another rebuilding process ensued with Rettendon chasing down the 218. Superb batting by Jamie Lawson kept Rettendon in the game until a flurry of wickets towards the end of the innings. Rettendon eventually falling short by 18 runs.

Little Baddow won the toss and chose to bat at home to Springfield II. The visitors put the pressure on early with a very tight bowling and fielding display, led by Arain who returned 2-29 off his 10 over opening spell as Baddow reached 74-2 after the first 20 overs. R Harris (22), A Harris (32) and S Craddock (39) all got starts for the home side however, the introduction of spin kept things tight for the visitors and eventually brought wickets – Eva taking 5 and Tyler 1 whilst both going at 4 an over from their respective allocations. T Dethridge batted well for the hosts before eventually falling in the final over for 49 – Baddow reaching 198-9 off their 45.

Springfield started extremely positively scoring at 7 an over through Ellis (25) and Jasani. Jasani then built partnerships with Powell (28) and then Hunt (22*) before being caught for 99 trying to finish the game with some more big hits. The visitors saw themselves home for the loss of 5 wickets with 5 overs to spare – Willan taking 2-45 and Ashton 2-40 the pick for the home side.

Bentley won the toss and elected to bowl. Whelan (10-1-46-3) started well taking a couple of wickets early on before Darvill (79) and Harsha (68) batted well to see Writtle to 262-8 from a rain reduced 44 overs. Alavoine was the pick of the bowlers with (10-0-62-4).

In reply, the Bentley chase got off to a bad start with three batsmen removed for ducks mainly thanks to the accurate bowling of Patel (7-0-28-5). Youngster Callum Darby (30) battled hard for Bentley but he ran out of partners and Bentley eventually ended on 112 all out from 33.5 overs.

Sound Weald won the toss and elected to bowl on a soft pick from overnight rain, a watchful start from the Hornchurch Ath openers meant scoring was slow to begin with but began to pick up pace as the opening bowlers tired. Dom Pye tore through the middle order to pick up 4 wickets, but some late resistance and some lusty blows down the order got Hornchurch Ath up to a respectable 165. In reply the Weald innings never got going, with some variable bounce and tight bowling meant they were skittled for 86, in a dominant display from the home side.

Division 2

Basildon & Pitsea 160 all out ,39.4 ov (Gray 51 ,Poole 43, Hurrell  4-30) lost to Brookweald 163 for 3, 35.5 ov (Finch 63, Falkingham 28 runs, Poole 1-29 ) by 7 wkts

Rayleigh II 208 for 7 (Acraman 51, J Kahn 3-44, Raj 3-30) lost to  Noak Hill 293 for 8 (M Hanif 166, J Hussain 66, Wheeler 3-47) by 85 runs.

Ingatestone v High RodingHigh Roding won the toss and inserted Ingatestone & Fryerning. They ended on an excellent 267-6 with runs spread out, with the top scorer being Bates with 44no. Opening bowler Burns ended with 3-41. In response, High Roding fell agonisingly short on 264-5. Opening bat Molloy got 126 but it was in vain as Ingatestone won by 3 runs. Poole was the pick of the bowlers with 2-51.

Burnham Sports 182 all out, 39.5 ov (Laird 48, Green 30, Whittaker 24, Layzell 20, Abeyratna 4-42, Pateman 3-37) beat Woodham Mortimer 147-8, 45 ov (D Smith 39, Shipton 34) by 35 runs.

Terling 164 all out, 42.2 ov (Jagota 38, Wilding 36, O Harp 4-28) lost to Eastwood 165-3, 36.2 ov (Praghash 125*, Dawson 2-24) by 7 wkts

Division 3

Galleywood won the toss and elected to field. After 45 overs, Broomfield finished on 215/7 with Matt Turner scoring 101 and Aaron Eglin 47. Sam Adams took 3-30 for Galleywood. In reply, Galleywood slumped to 38/4 and 79/7 before making a mini recovery to 151 all out. Paul Blowers ended up with 53* off 53 deliveries. Turner bowled 3-35.That all leads to Broomfield winning by 64 runs.

Hatfield Peverel 288 all out  off 44.1 overs, (Clark 117, Casteldine 41, Chester 2-28, Moss 2-41) beat High Easter 146 all out off 38.3 overs (Norgrove 41, McIntyre 3-33, Casteldine 2-26) by 142 runs

Toss was won by Rettendon & Rayleigh Fairview Rettendon & Rayleigh Fairview146-6 From 45 overs N. Worship 54N. Moore 24P. Patel 3-41B. Pettitt 1-22In replyRankins 1s 113 all From 39.3 overs S. Jaitly 23 D. Greenfield 20Tamid 4-45A. Keating 3-24Rettendon & Rayleigh Fairview Won By 33 runs

Navestock 173 for 8, 45 ov (Faulkner 66  R Dziadulewicz 3 for 23) beat EHGB 148 all out, 42.3 ov (Davidson 33, Hughes 45, Simmons 4-29, Greaves 4-20) by 25 runs

Ocs 177 for 7 (Norman 78) lost to Springfield III 183-4 (Cass 2-21, Green 2-24)

Week 5 – 1st June 2019

Division 1

Springfield 2nd XI batted first against Writtle and eased their way to 258/2 off 45 Overs. S Ellis scoring 142 and A Frost 76. In reply a captains performance from M Darvill (74), 67 from B Jones and 42 from A Boasman and Writtle were within touching distance of a first win of the season. They remained calm and reached their target with 9 balls to spare and 4 wickets in hand.

South Weald won the toss and elected to bowl at home to Little Waltham. It quickly became the Mahmood’s show, Waqas Mahmood with his ballistic form for 99, Fahran Mahmood with an excellent 59 and a well composed innings by Zafar Mahmood 47, helping them reach a total of 304/7 in 45 overs. Lee Austin claiming 2/53 and Lingala 2/43.
In reply, South Weald didn’t really find any momentum and wickets kept on tumbling, D. Pye top scored with 18 as South Weald were all-out for 84. Nasir claimed 3/10 and Rafiq 3/18.

Hornchurch Ath hosted Little Baddow and made 218/8 in their 45 overs. Ross Raftery top-scoring with 97, Willan claiming 4-40. Little Baddow eased to victory for the loss of just 4 wickets, as Harris top-scored with 86.

Great Waltham travelled to Bentley where they hit 298/6 in their innings, with Dan Bloom smashing 133, Wickes 47. G Alavoine claimed 3/71. Bentley lost wickets at regular intervals as they were all-out for 171. Whelan top-scored with 31 as Ollie Fitzwater claimed 3/37.

Tillingham hosted Rettendon & Rayleigh F who batted first. A steady opening partnership from Plummer (20) and Butler (19) gave Rettendon a solid platform. However, Warren was introduced and ripped through the top-order, claiming 5/25, with 2/30 from Shafi. Lower-order resistance from Jamie Lawson (54*), Chauda (17) and Jim Ewing (23) helped Rettendon up to a competitive 186 all-out.

In reply, Tillingham openers Cummins (39) and Parlour laid solid foundations for the chase, before Warren (52) and Shafi (23*) helped see the side home with 7.2 overs to spare.

Division 2

Basildon & Pitsea 179-8 (43 ovs) (Gray 57, Lambert 36, Singleton 21, Poole 21, Abeyratna 4-37) beat Woodham Mortimer 178 all out (42.2 ovs) (D Smith 82, A Smith 20, Lambert 3-44) by 2 wkts

Burnham 148 for 3 (Bridge 37, Green 34, Taylor 2 -41, Dawson 1-12) beat Terling 147 for 9 (O Dawson 76 A Wilding 21, J Wittaker 2-15. D Bridge 2-33) by 7 wkts

Ingatestone won the toss against Noak Hill T and batted and made a measly 107 all out aided by G.Smith’s 46. Rafique ended with excellent figures of 5-35. Despite opening bowler Chapman returning great figures of 4-38, Noak Hill Taverners reached their target 5 down, with opener Hussain holding the innings together with 37no.

Eastwood 226 for 6 in 45 overs beat High Roding 202 all out in 41 overs by 24 runs. High Roding won the toss and elected to field. Deeming 69 not out and Howe 46 got Eastwood to a competitive looking total of 226. Mark Gallop 2 for 36 Rory Burns 2 for 41 were the pick of the bowlers. In reply only Rory Burns 86 and Jeff Clarke 38 batted for any time as High Roding were bowled out for 202. L Harp 3 for 48 and O Harp 2 for 34 the pick of the bowlers

Brookweald 227 for 8 (Finch 82, Lugg 48, Green 3-30, C Frost 3/47) beat Rayleigh II 225 for 8 (Lynch 118, M Verrinder 55, Khan 2-38) by 3 runs

Division 3

High Easter 309-8 off 45 overs.(H Brisland 172, M Green 96, A Eglin 4-40) beat Broomfield 150 all out off 32.4 overs (Eglin 48, Moss 4-35, Hill 3-25) by 159 runs.

Galleywood 195-7 (Rayner 64, Sturton 36, Aldworth 2-24, Powell 237) beat Springfield III 193-8 (Vince 44, Gooday 41, Bowring  3-29, Hicks 2-41, Hunagsi 2-42) by 3 wkts

Rettendon & Rayleigh Fairview II 210 all out, 42.5 overs (Ames 45, McIntyre 3-28, Clark 2-28) lost to Hatfield Peverel 213-6 off 41 ov (Moore 70, Phillips 48*, McLean 2-29) by 4 wkts

Rankins 169 all out 43.3 Ov, (Praneet Patel 74, Firth 5-17) lost to Navestock  170-5, 35.2 Ov, (Tiraj Patel 74, Faulkner 40, Pettitt 3-31) by 5 wkts

E Hanningfield & Gt Burstead 166 all out (Gregory 4-8) beat OC’s 162 all out (Barnstone 65, Morgan 4-28) by 4 runs  

Week 4 – 25th May 2019

Division 1

Writtle won the toss and elected to bat at home to Hornchurch Ath where they scored 190/9 off 45 overs. K Patel hit a very good 68 and A Boasman hit 50. T Marks took 3/32 off 9 overs and P Crane got 2/38 off 10 overs, whilst Sam Klein effected a superb run out.

Hornchurch went out to bat with S Klein hitting 29 and Sam Samerakasara hitting 67. Dhaval got 2/56 off 10. Athletic losing 6 wickets as they crossed the line inside 39 overs.

Springfield visited Gt Waltham and chose to bat first. The visitors lost a wicket early in the 4th over but then soon put together a partnership of 52 between Frost and Powell, then 56 between Powell (41) and Atkinson before the home side got themselves back into the game at 114-4 after 27 overs. The visitors began to up the run rate again through Ovel (38) and scampered their way to 201 all out off 43 overs. Taylor 3-46, Duggan 3-56 and pick of the bowlers Chapman 3-27 did the damage for Waltham.

The visitors felt they were 25 runs short and it soon seemed that way as Reed and Bloom put on 96 for the first wicket in a composed opening stand. The visitors tightened the screw with their spinners and although wickets were hard to come by the run rate soon rose from 4.5 per over to just over 7. When Reed fell to Brown, Bloom was joined by captain Harris and the pair put on 63 for the second wicket in quick time. With 8 overs to go, visiting captain Frost brought himself into the attack and removed Bloom for a gutsy 68 and then Clout in successive balls to leave the score on 159-3 with 6 overs to go. Eva took 2 wickets at the other end before removing Harris for 49 and leaving 15 required off the last 2 overs. Eva kept the pressure on and left 12 to win off the final over. Frost bowled the final over going for 6 runs and handing the win to the visitors. Eva finished with 3 wickets and Frost 2 wickets.

Little Waltham won the toss against Bentley II and elected to bat first, scoring 254-8 off of their 45 overs. For Little Waltham, Waqas Mahmood scored 54 and was supported well by Farhan Mahmood (45). For Bentley, Clark bowled 10-1-46-3.

In reply, Bentley lost wickets early to T Rafiq 6.5-2-24-2, J Iqbal 5-0-20-2 & B Nasir 9-1-51-2 before a late burst from Clark (54) took Bentley to 184 all out off 34.5. Little Waltham win by 70 runs.

Little Baddow travelled to Tillingham where they elected to bat first. They started aggressively, reaching 95/2 in 16 overs as Pierson (42) and Tuttlebee (23) tucked into some loose early overs. However, the introduction of Harry Hylton (5/34) and Adnan Shafi (2/19) turned the game as wickets tumbled, with Little Baddow 139 all-out inside 30 overs.

In reply, Tillingham were reeling at 18/2, however a partnership between Cummins (22) and Shafi (26) steadied the ship. Tom Ford (29) and Josh Pursey (20*) chipped in to help see Tillingham home in 30 overs, with 7 wickets down. Leo Willan claiming 5/51.

South Weald won the toss and decided to bat at Rettendon & Rayleigh F. A slow but steady start against some good bowling (J Ewing – 10-6-15-0 and Sullivan 9-4-31-1 saw SWCC limp to 98 for no wicket with 20 overs to go. A quick collapse with openers Chambers (45) and N Watson (23) departing, saw a quick cameo from Aquilina (30) to take Weald to 180-9 from 45 overrs – T Webster doing the damage with 5-21 from 7.

In response, Rettendon steadily accumulated with J wall adding an unbeaten 66 to steer his side home. Austin 10-2-41-3 and Harle 9.2-4-33-1 taking the wickets. A comfortable 6 wicket win in the end for Rettendon.

Division 2

Brookweald 152 all out, 40.5 ov (Finch 51, Jealer  3-28) lost to Ingatestone 155 for 4, 27.5 ov (Smith 55, Brailey 40*, Lugg 2-41) by 6 wkts.

Basildon & Pitsea batted first and made 169-9 off their 45 overs. Patrick Singleton 53, Humphries was pick of bowlers with 3-22 off 10. In reply Terling were bowled out for 121 all out.  R. Jagota top scored with 28. Pick of bowlers for Basildon were L Lambert with 4-29 off 10, Basildon winning by 48 runs.

Rayleigh I 204-8 (Impey 50, Turner 45, Lynch 47, Stirrup 5-24) lost to Eastwood 207-9 (Stirrup 44*,  Turner 32*) by 1 wicket.

Burnham Sports 187 all out beat High Roding 104 all out by 83 runs.
Burnham won the toss and opted to bat. J Silvester 48* no and J Whittaker 34 had a good partnership for Burnham and M Gallop (10-2-20-3) and K Morley-Jacob, an U15 player, (9.3-2-37-4) were the pick of the bowlers.
In reply J Clarke (37) and M Gilfrin (23) were the two top scorers for High Roding, but D Bridge (8.1-0-21-4) and J Silvester (7-2-24-3) were on form for Burnham and the game was all over by the 32nd over.

Woodham Mortimer 211-6, 45 ov, (Costin 43*, Pateman 40*, Hunt 39, Beames 22) lost to Noak Hill 216-4, 34.5 ov, (Zeshan 94*, Khan 38, Hanis 30, Umait 29) by 6 wkts.

Division 3

East Hanningfield 253-6 off 45 overs (D Morgan 63, M Norton 54, C Phillips 3-33) beat Hatfield Peverel 201 all out off 43.5 overs (Hills 70, Clark 57, Picking 6-10, Morgan 3-40) by 52 runs

Old Chelmsfordians II 217-7 43.4 overs, (Barnstone 50, Norman 42, Robson 2-19) beat Rankins 216-4 from 45 overs (Greenfield 120*, Dutton 29*, Nanda 3-28, Greenfield 2-30) by 3 wkts

Springfield II 198-8 off 45 overs (Vince 63, Ellis 37,Moss 4-23, 3-45) lost to High Easter 201-4 from 42.3 overs (Green 94, Moss 58*, Arain 2-24) by 6 wickets

Navestock v Galleywood Galleywood won the toss and chose to field. A wicket in the first over set the tone for Navestocks innings with regular wickets falling and only skipper Simmons showing any resistance with his 22. Hicks 3-13 and S.Adams 2-18 had the home side 23-5. Regular wickets fell to the impressive Bowring 3-19 and the home side were 72 all out 29.4 overs. Galleywoods reply never looked in trouble with Reeve 41* and Adam’s J 30* cruising to the total in the 13th over. Galleywood winning by 10 wickets.

Broomfield 327 for 6 (Lynn 92, Turner 63, Lawson 2-43) beat Rettondon & Rayleigh Fairview 234 all out (Keating 49, Faires 49, Fisher 2-43) by 93 runs 

Week 3 – 18th May 2019

Division 1

Little Baddow sit top of Division after a convincing 158 run victory against Writtle. Batting first, Baddow amassed 302/5 off 45 Overs. H Pierson (97), N Sakhnlingham (55), Tuttlebee (54) & Harris (43) all making good contributions. In reply, Writtle were 144 all-out, with only Sam Adams making 62. Andy Harris claimed 4/26 and Willan 3/23.

Tillingham travelled to South Weald where they elected to bat. A testing early spell from Chambers (1/20) and Hull saw Tillingham struggle to 51/3 from 20 overs. However, Adnan Shafi (54) and Harry Butterwick (22) helped rebuild the innings. Mike Gray (49*) then helped shepherd the lower-order to a competitive total of 200/8 in 45 overs. Vamshi Lingala & Mark Palmer both claiming 2/20.

In reply, Tillingham struck 4 early blows thanks to a lively opening spell from Terry Stiffell. Middle-order resistance from Rob Hull (39), Buttleman (28) and McGowan (28) edged the hosts towards their target. A fifth wicket for Stiffell (5/23) and two from Stuart Cummins (2/14) helped bowl Weald out for 178 and seal a 22 run victory.

Great Waltham batted first at Hornchurch where they made 268 all-out in 44.4overs. Sam Harris made a composed 118, with support from Gary Bloom (69). Tyler Marks (4-44) and Tom Heneghan (4-9) were the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, Athletic batted sensibly with Klein (78) and Raftery (46) in the runs. Lewis Tucker claimed 2/34 but it wasn’t enough as Hornchurch won by 5 wickets with 2 overs to spare.

Rettendon won the toss against Bentley II and decided to bat. Bentley opened up the bowling well but with Butler and Plummer in aggressive form, Rettendon soon amassed 100-0. Plummer falling to a superb catch, in stepped John wall in similar form, batting to a superb 131. He was supported well by Butler 88 and Faires 45. Rettendon finishing on 380/5. Bentley doing superbly with a young side depleted by their first team. 

Opening the bowling was newbie Luke Sullivan who delivered superb figures of 4/37 off his 7 overs, well Supported by Tom Webster sneaking a 2 For in his 10 overs. Rettendon finally bowling out Bentley for 112.

Springfield elected to bat at home to Little Waltham and posted 216 all-out in 44 overs. Andy Frost (43) and Hunt (42) were the main contributors as Farhan Mahmood claimed 2/20 and Termezi 2/14. Little Waltham chased the total down with 2 wickets and 4 balls to spare. Waqas Mahmood making 62 and H Ali 53.

Division 2

Noak Hill T 257 for 9 (Zubi 50, Rahman 71, Mills 3-41, Baird 3-43) beat Brookweald 91 all out (Rafique 5-25) by 166 runs.

Burnham 193 for 8 (Hamilton 102*, Nolde 3-34, Godfrey 3-17) beat Rayleigh 115 all out (Silvester 3-17) by 78 runs.

Eastwood 189 all out 44.2 ov, (Huckstepp 38, Bulford 38, Hodgson & Poole 3 wkts) beat Ingatestone 180 all out (Bates 51, Sutherby 4-42) by 9 runs.

Woodham Mortimer 250 for 7 (D Smith 86, A Brown 38, Atkinson 3 -34, Dawson 2 -58) beat Terling 157 all out (Taylor 36, Cullen 33, Marshall 4 -26,  Wright 4 -42) by 93 runs.

Basildon v High Roding

Basildon won the toss and elected to bat. Basildon 210 all out in 44.1 overs. High Roding 171 all out in 38.3 overs. Basildon won by 39 runs.
Basildon started very brightly with L.Lambert 70 and J.Bonnet 44 putting on 106 for the second wicket. However some tight bowling from George Haddon 2 for 28, Mark Gallop 2 for 28 and Gus Burns 2 for 44 brought High Roding back into the game. Some late hitting from T. Poole 36 got Basildon up to a respectable total of 210.

In reply High Roding started well with Steve Molloy 59 and Andy Duke 34 putting on 89 for the first wickets. Wickets fell at regular intervals and only Tom Shrager with 34 showed any resilience as High Roding were bowled out for 171. Pick of the bowlers were T.Poole 4 for 36 and L.Lambert 3 for 26.

Division 3

Rettendon & Rayleigh Fairview II 218-3 (Jellett 102, Ashwin 59*) beat Springfield III 217-6 (Vince 57, Reynolds 39, Powell 30, Keaton 2-30, Lawson 2-48)

Rankins 186 for 7 (Greenfield 71, Davidson 2-32, P Morgan 2-25, Picking 2-10) lost to East Hanningfield & Gt Burstead 289 for 7 ,45 overs, (D Morgan 81, P Morgan 65, Davidson 54, Procter 2-49, P Patel 3- 49, Cousins 2-54) by 103 runs

Hatfield Peverel batted first and scored 164-6 off 45 In reply Broomfield 150 all out off 44.5. HP won by 14 runs.

High Easter 127 all out (42.3 Ov, (Brisland 36, Green 36, Manish Patel 3-26, McCarthy 3-36) lost to Navestock 132-2 19.5 Ov (Tiraj Patel 60*, Scott 30) by 8 wkts

Galleywood 124 for 2 (Reeve 41, Adams 47, Jones 2-23) beat OC’s II 121 all out (Adams 4-9) by 8 wickets

Week 2 – 11th May 2019

Division 1

Little Waltham hosted Hornchurch Athletic and batted first. Farhan Mahmood top-scored with 37 and found support from Tahir (27). However, once the Hornchurch spinners got to work the innings collapsed, with Tom Heneghan claiming 4/34 and Klein 2/4 as Waltham were bowled out for 142.

In reply, Honrchurch lost wickets at regular intervals. Sam Samarasekera (37) and Raftery (22) led the way. Mahmood capped a good game claiming 2/27 and Rafiq 2/31 as the game went to the wire, with Athletic eventually seeing it home 8 wickets down.

Tillingham hosted Bentley II and having won the toss elected to bat first. At 48/2 the game was evenly poised. Andy Mee anchored the innings with an unbeaten 71 and found support from Louis Barrell (55) as the hosts reached 204/5 before a torrential downpour halted the innings on 37 overs. A 2 hour delay followed before the game resumed. Bentley started positively and reached 78/1, before Andy Mee got amongst the wickets, claiming 5/38 to rip through the middle-order. Bentley finishing on 141 all-out.

Springfield II travelled to South Weald on a rain affected game that was reduced to 30 overs per side and were duly asked to bat first.The home side struck early, but a steady partnership of 72 between Williams (39) and Frost built a base for the visitors. Wickets fell around the captain Frost- who fell for 50. However, Tyler upped the scoring rate in the last 10 overs with 3 sixes in a quick fire 27, the visitors finishing on 141/7 off their 30 overs. Pye (3/23) and Hull (2/35) the pick of the bowlers for South Weald.

The home side started aggressively, however the visitors pegged the scoring back through Northfield (1/35 off 10) and Pothen (1/16) leaving the home side on 44/2 off the first 14 overs – Chambers and Davey going well. But, the introduction of spin then changed the game – Tyler taking 2 wickets from his first 2 balls to remove both the dangerous Chambers (39) and Hull. A run out soon followed before Tyler chipped in with 3 more wickets to finish with 5/7. Austin provided some late hitting however, the home side fell 46 runs short in the end.

Writtle travelled to Great Waltham where they elected to bat first. Excellent bowling from Josh Fitzwater (4/40) and Ollie Fitzwater (4/23) helped reduce Writtle to 27/5 . It was only thanks to a last wicket partnership of 49 between skipper James Darvill and Narayan that brought some respectability to the visitors score, as they were all-out for 110 in 39 overs. M Chapman claiming 2/12.

In reply Great Waltham eased home in 23 overs for the loss of just 2 wickets.

Little Baddow Batted first and scored 152 all-out in 40.4 overs in a match reduced to 41 overs aside.. Pierson top-scored with 53, Plummer claiming 4/47. In reply, Rettendon & Rayleigh F struggled to 98 all-out, with Willan claiming 4/26 and T Detheridge 3/29. Little Baddow won by 58 runs.

Division 2

Brookweald won the toss and chose to bat. Rain delayed the start of play and reduced it to a 42 over game. Brookweald posted a score of 143 for 9 wickets with Y Shah (55) and G Hurrell (26 not out) being the two top scorers. R Whittaker (10-3-19-4) and A Stephens (4-0-8-3) were the pick of the Burnham bowlers.
In reply, Burnham scored 147 in 37.1 overs (P Green 41, J Silvester 22) with Baird (7-1-26-2) and Jarrold (7.1-3-26-1) working hard to restrict Burnham’s score.
Burnham Sports won by 6 wickets.Noak Hill T 257-8, 45 ov  (Abdul 74, Zeeshan 54, Sutherby 3-42) lost to Eastwood 260-6, 44.3 ov, (Praghash 114, Deeming 66,J Khan 4-46) by 4 wickets.Basildon & Pitsea 116 all out (Singleton 30, C Frost 3-16, Du Plessis 3-30) beat Rayleigh II 98 all out (Bryant 27, Lambert 3-26, Clark-irons 2-13) by 18 runs

Ingatestone 180-9, 35 ov (Blackman 85, Grobler 28, Abeyratna 5-45) beat Woodham Mortimer 178-8 (D Smith 82, Costin 30*, Abeyratna 24, Chapman 4-48, Poole 3-42) by 2 runs.

High Roding v Terling
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain.

Division 3

Rankins 141-3 off 38 ov, (Bolton 55, Albon 48, Moss 2-27) beat High Easter 114 all out, 33 ov (Green 48, Bentley 27*, Nanda 3-19, P Patel 3-31, Cousen 2-18, Pettit 2-13) by  27 runs

OC’s 70 all out 32 ov, (Denu 22, Phillips 7-13) lost to Hatfield Peverel 198 for 8 off 36 ov,(Moore 100, Grainger 4-19) by 128 runs

Navestock 177 all out, 41.1 ov (T Patel 63, B Patel 42, Lawson 2-30, King 3-8) beat Rettendon & Rayleigh F 137 all out 31.2 ov, (Jellett 51; Lozowski 3-24, Simmons 4-28) by 34 runs.

Galleywood travelled to East Hanningfield & Great Burstead with the home side winning the toss and electing to bowl. The Galleywood innings was all over just three balls to spare and Galleywood were 147 all out. Zak Hicks was top scorer with 44* with the next closest player scoring 28, being Sam Adams. East Hanningfield’s best bowler on the day was Colm Coyle who ended with figures of 3-30 from his 6.3 overs. After tea, East Hanningfield went on to win the game, chasing the total down in 35.2 overs with the loss of just 2 wickets (148-2). Pete Morgan was top scorer with 66 and Galleywood’s best bowler in the innings was Josh Felton who made  figures of 1-10 from 5

Springfield 102 all out off 39.3ov (N Cowell 7-22) lost to Broomfield 106-5 off 25.2 ov by 5 wickets. 

Week 1 – 4th May 2019

Division 1

Great Waltham travelled to Little Baddow and elected to bowl first. Rain delays meant the game was reduced to 36 overs a side.

Little Baddow made 251-4 off their 36 overs. Rob Harris top scored with 88, supplemented by 56 not out from brother Andy. James Taylor claiming 2/29 in 5 and Lewis Tucker 2/59 in 9.

In response, Great Waltham made 247-4, falling tantalisingly 4 runs short. Dan Bloom carried his bat, making 140 not out, whilst J Reed made 38. The pick of the Baddow bowlers were Tim Detheridge would bowled 1/47 in 10 and Andy Harris 1/61 in 10.

Writtle won the toss and elected to bowl at home to Little Waltham.

Little Waltham posted a formidable 276 for 8 in their 45 overs. B. Nasir 92 and Waqas Mahmood 83 doing the damage. D. Patel 4/32 and K. Zada 2/48 were the pick of the home bowlers.
In reply, Writtle fell 16 short, ending on 261 for 9 off 45 overs.
Rohit Shinde 74 and K. Patel 72 were the main contributors, whilst Waqas Mahmood (2/14) and N Mahmood (2/47) took the wickets for Waltham.

Tillingham elected to bat first at Springfield and got off to a solid start before 2 LBW’s in 2 overs either side of a rain delay turned the game. The visitors began to recover, led by Adnan Shafi (33) before a lower-order collapse saw the visitors close on 101 all-out. Andy Frost claiming 5/29 and Sam Brown ending with the impressive figures of 3/9 in 7 overs.

Springfield started positively in reply, as Kunjan Jasani hit 21 in quick time. However, his departure led to a collapse, as no-one else in the top 8 reached double figures. Adnan Shafi claiming 4/7 in 9 overs and Stiffell 2/44. However, a belligerent 38* from number 9 Ash Tyler turned the tide for Springfield as they crossed the line 8 wickets down in a nail-biting finish.

Bentley hosted South Weald, and having won the toss Bentley posted 172 -8 from 41 overs in a game interrupted by rain showers. Yorke 40, Darby C 32 and Hammond 28 the key contributors. Pye 3-31 and F. Harle 3-55 amongst the wickets.

In response South Weald collapsed to 7-3 without a run from the bat. A brief recovery with Cam Todd scoring 31 was not enough and eventually were bowled out for 102.  Martin with 3-31 and Yorke 2-7  the pick. Bentley running out convincing victors by 70 runs.

Hornchurch v Rettendon & Rayleigh Fairview

Rettendon fresh from their merger arrived at Hornchurch in good spirits looking to get their season in division one off to a good start. On what looked like a very flat green pitch, HACC won the toss and decided to bowl first.

This proved to be the correct decision as not long after the heavens opened, with hailstones of course, livening up the pitch for what was a fantastic opening spell of bowing from M.Wade, bowling 3-16 in his opening spell, only John Wall scoring double figures with 17. Backed up by Byford, 1-16 off his 7 RCC found themselves 36-5.

A much needed middle order partnership between newbie Luke Sullivan and skipper Luke Snelling of 63, both falling to Crane, finishing with superb figures of 4-14 off his 5. RCC finally bowled out in a rain affected Game for 126, HACC doing really well to get their 40 overs of bowling in.

A very heavy downpour at tea meant that the game was unable to continue for much longer and therefore the Match was abandoned due to rain.

Division 2

Burnham 164 all out (Whittaker 53, Jogia 4-18) lost to Noak Hill T 166 for 1 (Zeeshan 100*) by 9 wkts.

Terling 166 for 8 (Govender 48, Acraman 3/42, Nolde 2/35) beat Rayleigh 84 all out (Ellis 33, Woolfendon 5/18, Marshall 3/27) by 82 runs.

Eastwood 68 for 1 (Sutherby 58*) beat Brookweald 67 all out (Finch 17, Wade 4-22) by 9 wkts.

Ingatestone & Fryerning travelled to Mopsies Park for Basildon & Pitsea’s opening match as a T.Rippon side. Ingatestone won the toss and elected to bat and managed to get 135 all out. Captain Blackman top scored with 57. Poole ended with outstanding figures of 5-36. Basildon squeezed home in a tense chase to end on 137-7. Bennett ended 56no with opening bowler Chapman with the stand out figures of 3-20. Basildon won by 3 wickets.

High Roding won the toss and elected to field but unfortunately with Woodham Mortimer 30 for 1 off 7.4 overs the game was abandoned due to rain.

Division 3

Galleywood 186 all out 40 ov (Rayner 50, Nurcombe 34, Pettit 3-51, Cousen 3-29, Hayward 4-40) lost to Rankins 187 for 4 39.4 ov (Bolton 54*, Greenfield 43) by 6 Wkts

Hatfield Peveral 149 all out (Moore 75, Bell  8-40) beat Springfield III 83 all out (Trimm 13, McIntyre 3-26, Castledine 5-20) 66 runs

Rettendon & Rayliegh Fairview II 179-8 (Jellett 63, Davis 3-29, Cass 3-41) lost to  OC’s II 183 for 4 (Shailendra 82*, Davis 40*) by 6 wkts

High Easter 164 for 7 (Moss 58, Heal 22, Leeworthy 3-25, Dziadulewicz 2-38) lost to EH &GB 189 for 7(P Morgan 48, N Norton 23,Hughes 36, Catchpole 38, Gliddon 2-38, Chinerey 3-20) by 25 runs

Broomfield 167 for 6 34.2 Ov (Eglin 67, Lynn 59) beat Navestock 163 for 8 (40 Overs (Greaves 69, Turner 5-36) by 4 wkts

Week 18 – 31st Aug 2019 

Week 17 – 24th Aug 2019

Week 16 – 17th Aug 2019

Week 15 – 10th Aug 2019

Week 14 – 3rd Aug 2019

Week 13 – 27th July 2019

Week 12 -20st July 2019

Week 11 – 13th July 2019

Week 10 – 6th July 2019