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Match Reports Wks 6-10 Premier Division

Week 10 – 6th July 2019

Stock lost to Rayleigh by 22 runs

Rayleigh batted first and amassed 289-7 from their 45 overs, with D. Frost registering a ton, and ending on 121. J. Cook (31) and M. Acraman (38 not out) also contributed. J. Mayhook (4-45) returned very respectable figures.

In reply, Stock ran the target very close, with T. Raeburn (54) and L. Norton (45) making telling contributions as Stock reached 267 all out, with 5 overs to spare in their pursuit. D. Frost was also the pick of the bowling with 3-22. I. Turnball also picked up 3 wickets to help Rayleigh back into the top half.

Rainham beat Old Chelmsfordians by 5 wickets

A steady start from OC’s saw 4 of the top 5 all make starts, but no one went on to make a big score. After some good bowling OC’s made what looked like a reasonable 186-9 from their 45 overs. B. Little was pick of the bowlers with 3-49.

In reply OC’s started well taking 2 early wickets before R. Patel & R.Jackson looked comfortable for 47 & 64 respectively. Despite 3 quick wickets from OC’s, Rainham were able to get home 5 down for a well-deserved win.

Bentley beat Great Baddow by 144 runs

On a sticky day, Bentley won the toss and elected to bat first. The hosts started well thanks to Pether (64) and Alee (52) before some good bowling from Wilson (2-53) and J Haley (1-71). Aa strong finish from Johnson (61) and Mann (73 not out) led to Bentley finishing on an imposing 299-6.

In reply, Baddow started well thanks to P. Taylor (37) and H. Simmons (26) before Parmeter’s 6-29 saw wickets tumble. S. Gunalan (36) was the mainstay of Baddow’s innings as they were bowled out for 155.

Aythorpe Roding beat Canvey Island by 59 runs

Aythorpe won the toss and unsurprisingly elected to bat first on a good-looking deck after a great spell of weather. A solid opening partnership of 46 was broken by A. Shearcroft, who took two wickets in the 10th over to reduce Aythorpe to 46/2. However, this brought J. Barnett (75) to the crease with S. Chambers (92) and they set about bringing up a strong total, scoring quickly between them. The stand was worth 136 and really turned the game in Aythorpe’s favour. G. Millbank scored an entertaining 51* to take Aythorpe to 282/5 in their 45. A. Shearcroft (3-47 from 10) and E. Skidmore (1-42 from 10) were the pick of the Canvey bowlers.

Canvey come out looking to chase the imposing score and got off to a solid start between L. Shearcroft (43) and J. Casson (33), but Canvey soon fell below the required run rate through some good, tight bowling by Aythorpe. R. Casson was brought to crease and top scored with 77, but lacked any support to build a push to the total. Lower order resistance came from C. Tiffin (30). G. Millbank completed a superb all round performance with 5-13 from his 10 to give Aythorpe the win and keep them in touch with the mid-table pack.

Springfield beat Great Totham by 274 runs

Springfield won the toss and batted first, scoring 363-4 in 45 overs. J. Symonds scored 175 and C Prudence 97 as the hosts racked up an opening stand of 218. Ollie Cheeseman took 2-53 from his 10 overs as Springfield made an imposing total. 

In reply Totham were bowled out for 89 (89-9). Dale Bryce Rogers top scored with 16 and the wickets were shared around, with Broens (2-19) and Marrion (2-20) returning the best figures.

Week 9 – 29th June 2019

Stock beat Great Totham by 146 runs

Stock won the toss and batted first.

They were bowled out for 231 in 41.4 overs, with A. Raeburn (67) and H. King (48) the top scorers. J. Hewer (3-34) and B. Mays (3-58) took the wickets for Totham.

In reply, J. Mayhook took 6-34 to bowl out Totham for 85 in 21.3 overs. Griffiths chipped in with 2-0. Totham number 10 Will Simpson top scored with 24.

Rainham beat Rayleigh by 6 wickets

Rayleigh won the toss and elected to bat on a scorcher at Spring Farm Park.

N. Gosling (38) batted aggressively at the top to give Rayleigh a quick start, but once Biren Patel (3-11) got the breakthrough, Rainham ramped up the pressure. Ben Little (4-35) did most of the damage as Rayleigh were reduced to 70-7. I. Turnball batted well for his 25 as Rayleigh recovered to 120 all out.

In response, Rainham reached the target for the loss of 4 wickets, with Rushi Patel (38) breaking the back of the total before an assured 38* from Jas Hothi guided Rainham home. R. Nolde (2-16) bowled tidily.

Aythorpe Roding beat Bentley by 6 runs

Aythorpe won the toss and batted first. They posted 230-6 off their 45 overs. Barnett top scored with 78 and Eaton made 56 not out. Beaney the stand-out bowler with 2-45.

In response Bentley fell just shy of the target, finishing on 224-9 off their 45 overs. Pether made 45 up top, before Swinney (60) and Bacon (38) provided some resistance, but eventually fell short. Culleton took 4-30 for Aythorpe and was the pick of their bowlers. 

Canvey Island lost to Old Chelmsfordians by 3 wickets

Canvey won the toss and elected to bat. 

The Canvey innings started slowly and never really got going. Opener Stearcroft stuck around but eventually fell for 29. It was the introduction of spin the made the difference. Veteran Dave Granger picked up regular wickets and ended with a brilliant 5-10 from his 6.1 overs.

In reply, OC’s never got to grips with the bowling of J. Casson, who finished with an impressive 4-20 from his 10 overs. OC’s looked in real trouble early on at 3-3 but some good batting from Barnston (29) and Alderton (16) clawed things back, before Canvey swung things back in their favour with another 3 quick wickets. However, some solid batting from A Wallis (20*) and A Reed (25*) saw OC’s home.

Springfield beat Great Baddow by 277 runs

Springfield won the toss, and elected to bat first on a scorching day. Springfield got off to a good start from Prudence (45), before a superb partnership from J. Symonds (128) and C. Frost (135*). Both batted superbly whilst J. Haley (0-51) and R Wilson (3-64) did their best to limit Springfield, who finished on 346-3.

Baddow came out to bat with a massive task ahead that started poorly thanks to the opening bowlers R. Wickham (3-34) and B. Marrion (5-29). A slight bit of fight was shown by A. Nuttall (25) which prolonged the inevitable outcome as Baddow were skittled for 69.

Week 8 – 22nd June 2019

Great Baddow lost to Aythorpe Roding by 39 runs

Aythorpe won on a difficult wicket at Baddow Rec.

Batting first, Jack Stevens started well scoring 31 but Aythorpe slipped to 40-5. Contributions from S. Gravatt (13), G. Milbank (14), R. Eaton (30) and N. Culleton (27) got them to 167 all out. Huartson took 4-36, with Nuttall and Wilson taking 2 wickets each.

Baddow’s response started poorly, with Jack Stevens (3-29) picking up 3 early wickets to reduce Baddow to 33-3. Baddow never really got going and Aythorpe’s bowlers all contributed. Culleton (2-34), Clarke (1-15) and Rosewell (2-10) restricted Baddow to 128 all out. Gunnalan (20) top scored, with Nuttall (14), Burtram (19) and Lucy (16) all contributing.

Great Totham lost to Rainham by 183 runs

Rainham ran out convincing winners on their visit to struggling Great Totham.

With three of the matchday squad stranded on the A12 in a broken-down car, Rainham won the all-important toss and elected to bat. O’Neill (44) and Biren Patel (24) deputised for the absent openers, but it was Ronnie Jackson (107) at 3 who did the real damage, with Hothi (34) and Rushi Patel (33) also weighing in. Totham were never out of it with the ball, with good spells from Will Simpson (1-35 from 9 overs) and Mays (2-45 from 6 overs) as Rainham reached 276-5 from their 45 overs.

Rainham took to the field with 10 thanks to Uber, while the unfortunate Dan Skipper was towed home by the AA. Despite a one-a ball 22 from Barry Mays, Totham’s chase never really got going. Charlie Puncher (3-24 from 6) did the most damage as Totham were bowled out for 93.

Bentley beat Springfield by 14 runs

Springfield won the toss and decided to bat on what looked to be a decent wicket.

Marrion got Parmenter in the first over which brought Phil Coleman to the crease to join Chris Pether. Both batted well against some tight bowling from Marrion and Rob Wickham.
Pether fell for 43 and Coleman for a well made 63. Only Steve Coleman (28) made double figures otherwise, as the innings closed 186 all out.
Matt Chalk (3-51), Andy Ovel (3-29) and Lee Brooks (3-8) got the wickets.

Clark got the wicket of Symonds early, and then a good stand between Prudence (38) and Frost (20) fell to an excellent catch by Pether at first slip and the bowling side built pressure.
Wickets started to fall around James Clark who scored a well made 57. Springfield eventually fell 16 short with quite a few loose shots resulting in wickets.
 sh Parmenter took 5-23 and Bentley battled well until the end and were rewarded with the win as Springfield’s 100% record perished.

Rayleigh beat Canvey Island by 6 wickets

Canvey won the toss and elected to bat in their local derby at Rayleigh, and got off to a steady enough start between R. Casson (19) and R. McClughen (15). However, once both openers were dismissed, Rayleigh took a stranglehold on the game with tight spell from I. Bryant (3-14). After Du Plessis’ opening burst, Canvey struggled to put runs on the board and other than a well played 29 from C. Rising they struggled to 132 all out in the 43rd over.

Canvey come out looking to take early wickets and were rewarded when J. Casson dismissed Gosling with the score on 15. However, a battling innings from B Francis (58) who withstood some very good bowling and fielding from Canvey slowly guided Rayleigh towards the target. J. Ox also scored 28 not out which saw Rayleigh home. Canvey’s wickets were shared between J. Casson, D. Lee and E. Skidmore.

Old Chelmsfordians beat Stock by 8 wickets

OC’s won the toss and chose to bowl first which proved to be the right decision.

A. Reid (6-24 from 10) did the majority of the damage as Stock were rolled out for 80, with only Matt Mayhook (32) making a significant batting contribution. W. Davis came on and cleaned up the tail with 3 wickets for just 1 run in 1.4 overs.

In response, S. Bucknell (29) and N. Ahmed (27) chipped in as OC’s comfortably reached the target for the loss of 2 wickets at exactly one run per ball, finishing on 81-2 from 13.3 overs.

Week 7 – 15th June 2019

Stock lost to Bentley by 6 wickets

Bentley won the toss and bowled first. Stock finished 201-9 off 45 overs. J. Raeburn top scored with 60. Beaney was the pick of the bowlers with 4-58.

In response, Bentley chased it down off 39.4 overs, with 202-4. Parmenter top scored with 82. Davison finished with 2-46.

Rainham lost to Springfield by 10 wickets

Springfield won the toss and decided to bowl on a green wicket.

Springfield openers Rob Wickham and Ben Marrion continued their great form and runs were hard to come by for the home side as only 4 batsmen made double figures.
Home skipper Jon O’Neill looked assured and batted well for his 34 but the home side were bowled out for 100. Wickham took 3-39, Marrion 4-20, Andy Oval 2-17 with Matt Chalk picking up the other the wicket.

Ben Little and O’Neill bowled with pace and good lines and made runs hard to come by initially but Jimmy Symonds (50) and Charlie Prudence (47) saw the league leaders home without loss for a comfortable and convincing win.

Rayleigh beat Old Chelmsfordians by 69 runs

Rayleigh won the toss and elected to bat. Rayleigh lost early wickets but recoved with the middle order all making 20ss. They eventuality posted a total of 151 all out with Aaron Reed taking his first 5 wicket haul of the season. 

In reply OC’s never got going and Rayleigh were comfortable winners, dismissing OC’s for 82 with Du Plessis being the pick of the bowlers with 4-29 from his 10 overs. 

Aythorpe Roding beat Great Totham by 150 runs

Great Totham won the toss and decided to bowl. Aythorpe made 240-7 from their 45 overs, with S. Chambers (74) and S. Gravatt (36) scoring well.

In reply, Totham never threatened the target, and were bowled out for just 90. Josh Chadwick (24) and Joe Davis (22) were the top scorers as A. Clarke ripped through the Totham line-up, returning figures of 6-23 from 8 overs.

Canvey Island beat Great Baddow by 5 wickets

Great Baddow won the toss and elected to bat first on a hard deck. The innings got off to a great start with a century stand between Huartson (70) and H. Simmons (45) but once R Casson (2-39) split that up that partnership, a consistent flow of wickets saw baddow 220 all out.

After a small Tea, Baddow got off too a great start with Canvey 55-5 as Gunalan (3-29) did significant damage. However, an unbroken 6th wicket partnership of 170 between J. Casson (120*) and Z. Dunkley (81*) saw Canvey home to victory.

Week 6 – 8th June 2019

Great Baddow lost to Rayleigh by 32 runs

Rayleigh batted first and scored a very competitive 208-8 from their 45 overs, with D. Frost (54) and J. Cook (47) the main contributors.

In reply, Baddow fell 31 short as Ian Turnball (3-29) and Richard Nolde (3-42) picked up three wickets apiece to dismiss Baddow for 177.

Great Totham lost to Canvey Island by 3 wickets

Canvey Island won the toss and decided to bowl first. Callum Tiffin made the early breakthrough in the 5th over, eventually finishing with 2-34 from his 10. Skipper Ross Casson then made the change putting himself and Ellis Skidmore (0-17 off 10) on the ball. A couple of run-outs saw Great Totham struggling at just 66-5 from 20 overs. Ross then skittled through, picking up 4-27 off 7.1, eventually bowling Great Totham out for 156 from 41.1 overs.

It was now Canvey’s turn to bat. After the fall of an early wicket, Ross (64) and Jamie (37) Casson stepped up to the plate getting Canvey off to a great start of 92 from just the first 10 overs. The fall of Jamie’s wicket sent Canvey into a slight collapse as we the score moved to 116-5 from 20 overs. However, Elis Skidmore and Jack Avery comfortably saw Canvey over the line ending on 157-7 off 32.3 overs. 

Canvey climbed to 2nd in the T-Rippon Premier league, having won 5 of their 6 games so far.

Bentley vs. Rainham was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a waterlogged pitch

Old Chelmsfordians beat Aythorpe Roding by 8 wickets

OCs won the toss and put Aythorpe in, which proved to be a good decision. Aythorpe creeped to 191/9 off their 45, with P. Gravatt (30), J. Barnett (24), G. Milbank (21) and A. Clarke (43) all contributing scores. F. Rehman (2-37) and Ahmed (2-48) were the pick of the bowlers.

OCs cruised to victory just 2 down. Ahmed (40), McNeil (72 not out) and Rehman (58 not out) saw OC’s home in 39.1 overs.

Springfield beat Stock by 167 runs

Springfield won the toss and chose to bat first. This turned out to be a good decision, as they amassed 237-7 from their 45 overs, with telling contributions from Frost (50) and Symonds (36) at the top of the order. J. Mayhook was the pick of the bowlers with 2-33 from 10 overs.

In reply, Stock were overwhelmed by the bowling of Wickham (10 overs, 3-16) and Marrion (10 overs 4-18) who bowled Stock out for 70 in 28.4 overs. Only Johnson (25) provided much resistance as Springfield won comfortably by 167 runs.



Week 16 – 17th Aug 2019

Week 17 – 24th Aug 2019

Week 18 – 31st Aug 2019