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Match Reports Divs 1, 2 & 3

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.

In reply, 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.

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.


Week 1 – 4th May 2019

Div 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.


Div 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.


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