Search

Butt blitz lifts Upminster

15:07 04 June 2014

Shahbaz Butt hits out for Upminster (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

Shahbaz Butt hits out for Upminster (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Centurion raises T20 hopes

Shahbaz Butt smashed a superb unbeaten century to help Upminster to a second successive win in the Dukes Essex T20 competition last night.

Having beaten Basildon by eight wickets in their first group fixture last Friday, Ollie Peck’s men welcomed Southend to Upminster Park.

But after winning the toss and choosing to bat they saw openers Farid Butt (one) and Arshad Ali (four) fall cheaply, before Billy Gordon departed without scoring to leave them 18-3.

Number three Butt was joined by Alan Ison, though, and the pair put on an unbroken 178 for the fourth wicket.

Butt hit four sixes and 18 fours to finish 131 not out, from just 64 balls, while Ison cleared the rope once and added four more boundaries to finish unbeaten on 48, from 42 deliveries, as the hosts closed on 196-3.

Southend’s openers put on 86 in reply, before Peck made the breakthrough.

Gordon struck at the other end and Peck (2-23) added another scalp as the visitors came up short on 158-3.

Upminster are due to host Hadleigh in their final match next Thursday (June 12), looking to clinch a place in the last 16.

Neighbours Hornchurch are set to welcome Belhus to Harrow Lodge Park tomorrow (Thursday, 5.45pm).

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

38 minutes ago
West Ham United's Frank McAvennie scoring for West Ham against Oxford United at Upton Park

Lee Power remembers his fond childhood visits to Upton Park

17:14
Plaistow's Christian McNeish will represent Team GB at the European Taekwondo Championships later this mont

Youngster part of young squad that will tackle continent’s best

16:30
Action from Essex under-18s win at Norfolk (pic: essexfa.com)

East Anglian U18s: Norfolk 2 Essex 3

15:00
A SWCC athlete disembarks (pic: South Woodford CC)

South Woodford’s Harry Neicho is writing a blog during the 2016 Essex Cricket League season

Alan Ison in batting action for Upminster (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO).

Corbets Tey skipper reflects on victories against Ilford and Cockfosters in two different cup competitions

12:56
Essex's Alastair Cook (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA)

England Test captain agrees two-year deal with county

A West Ham United supporter makes their way into the Boleyn Ground (pic: Empics)

Our West Ham Correspondent reflects on his time at Upton Park as it comes to a close

12:30
Christian Doidge is mobbed by his Dagenham & Redbridge team mates after scoring his second goal against Crawley Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2015-16 season

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe