Peter Dudley’s latest round up for the Shepherd Neame Essex Cricket League Premier Division:-
Saturday, July 1
Chelmsford (127) (43.4 overs) lost to Chingford (128/6) (35.1 overs) by four wickets
Chelmsford won the toss, chose to bat, and struggled to get anything going as Chingford bowled well with Liam Lannen taking 3-15 in ten overs and Matthew Dzodzos 3-40 in his ten. In reply, the visitors managed to reach their victory target fairly comfortably despite losing six wickets and took a good win.
Colchester and East Essex (201) (46.3 overs) lost to Shenfield (236) (48.5 overs) by 35 runs
Shenfield won the toss and batted at Castle Park and after losing Harsh Kumar early on saw Jack Potticary (75) and Elliot Richtor (63) put on 114 for the second wicket. However, the visitors then slipped to 183/8 before a late flurry got them up to 236, with Jake Foley taking 4-31 for the hosts. Jack Plom then reduced Colchester to 34/4 before fifties from Jack Grace (51) and Ollie Lovejoy (50) gave the hosts an outside chance of victory. However, Harsh Kumar also took four wickets to make sure the visitors recorded the win.
Hornchurch (196/9) (50 overs) lost to Brentwood (199/7) (48.5 overs) by three wickets
Hornchurch won the toss and chose to bat and looked well set on 125/2 but then saw a collapse losing seven wickets for 40 runs before a last wicket stand of 31 got them up to 196. In reply, Brentwood looked in trouble at 148/7 when Anthony Alleyne was dismissed for 63, but James Redwood and Charlie Griffiths saw their side home with a partnership of 61 to win with seven balls remaining.
Southend-on-Sea & EMT (252/9) (50 overs) lost to Ilford (323/5) (50 overs) by 71 runs
Southend-on-Sea won the toss and chose to field but saw some wonderful batting from Nishad Deven Gabhawala (135 from 105 balls) and Gurdeep Kandola (78 from 102 balls) help see their side to a massive 323/5. It was always going to be a tall order for the hosts batsmen to reach that target and despite fifties from Tom Philippe (61), Harry Ridgewell (50) and Sam Rowe (50no) they were always behind the run rate and fell from 158/2 to 219/9 trying to score quick runs and eventually ended 71 runs short.
Wanstead & Snaresbrook (315/5) (50 overs) beat Upminster (181) (40 overs) by 134 runs
League leaders Wanstead won the toss and chose to bat and saw opening batsmen Arfan Akram (109) and Hassan Chowdhury (101) both score hundreds, laying a platform for the home side to amass 315/5, with Feroze Khushi smacking an unbeaten 60. The only visiting bowler that got any joy was Connor Whetstone, who took 4-59, but his side in reply got no joy at chasing down the large total set as Kishen Velani took 5-30 as Upminster were bowled out for 181, with batsmen Shafiq Rahman the only one to really contribute with 55, as Wanstead won by a huge margin of 134 runs.
Team. P. W (%) Pts
1. Wanstead & Snaresbrook. 8. 75. 144
2. Brentwood. 8. 62.5. 121
3. Chelmsford. 8. 62.5. 117
4. Hornchurch. 8. 50. 108
5. Shenfield. 8. 37.5. 108
6. Chingford. 8. 50. 107
7. Ilford. 8. 37.5. 101
8. Southend-on-Sea & EMT. 8. 25. 80
9. Colchester and East Essex 8. 12.5. 70
10. Upminster. 8. 25. 57
Next weekend’s fixtures
Saturday, July 8 - (12:30pm start)
Brentwood v Southend-on-Sea & EMT (Old County Ground)
Chingford v Wanstead & Snaresbrook (Chingford CC)
Colchester and East Essex v Chelmsford (Castle Park)
Shenfield v Ilford
Upminster v Hornchurch (Upminster Park)