Search

Essex Cricket League Division One: New Upminster captain Nicky Ison keen to see batting improvement during League Cup tie at Chingford

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 May 2018

Nicky Ison in action for Upminster's first-team last season (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Nicky Ison in action for Upminster's first-team last season (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

The all-rounder saw last weekend’s match at the Premier Division outfit abandoned, but the two clubs will do battle again on Saturday

New Upminster captain Nicky Ison is looking for his batsmen to impress on Saturday during their rearranged Essex League Cup first round match at Chingford.

The two clubs did battle last Saturday, but the poor weather saw the game abandoned with the Premier Division outfit on 98-1.

Upminster will get another chance to stun the higher-level opponent this weekend and the key to a positive result could be their batting.

In their recent ECB National Club first round game on April 21 at Winchmore Hill, Ison’s side did well to restrict the hosts to 207-4, but struggled with the bat and were all out for a below-par 113.

“I thought we bowled pretty well considering it was our first outing – all of the bowlers hit their straps pretty well on a difficult pitch,” said Upminster’s new skipper on the match at Winchmore Hill.

“We played on their third-team ground and it wasn’t the easiest of places to field and our fielding was well below-par, but when we batted it was in the worst of conditions and we looked very rusty.

“We have not been able to net so far and everyone looked loose and our habit of losing one wicket and two or three straight after came up again, so that’s one issue we need to look at over the next few weeks, especially for when the league starts.”

Upminster will look to show a batting improvement at Chingford on Saturday after not getting the chance to bat last weekend.

The Premier Division outfit had nearly reached three figures by the time the rain arrived and left the umpires with little choice but to call it off.

Ison added: “We were away to Chingford on Saturday and they did really well to even get the game started, but it was quite dark and misty anyway.

“The rain arrived after about 20 overs and made it too wet and stopped the game and so the umpires eventually called it off and we’ll go again this weekend against them in a rematch.”

Although Upminster are looking forward to doing battle with Chingford again, they won’t as strong as they were on Saturday.

“It will be a good chance for us to see where we are at,” said Ison. “We are missing a few players sadly, but it will be an opportunity for others to come in and show the depth of the squad ahead of the league opener on May 12.”

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

41 minutes ago

Liam Gordon knows a victory at home to Fylde on Saturday would be the perfect way for Dagenham & Redbridge to return to action in the Vanarama National League.

08:00

London All-Stars and London Titans are gearing up for an epic weekend of wheelchair basketball, as the Lord’s Taverners Junior Leagues returns for the 2018/19 season.

Yesterday, 19:00

Latest news from the supporters’ association

Yesterday, 18:00

Gallagher, the proud title partner of Premiership Rugby, has launched a nationwide competition for community rugby clubs to win a training session coached by their local Gallagher Premiership Rugby club.

Yesterday, 17:00

Essex club have performed well in previous games this term against teams near the top

Yesterday, 16:00

Everyone Active Raiders forward JJ Pitchley was relieved to come up with a last-minute winner against National League strugglers Invicta last weekend.

Yesterday, 15:00

Cottons Park were without a game last Saturday

Yesterday, 14:30

Havering 90 Joggers raised £160 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal with an event that took place earlier this month.

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Competitions

A Romford photographer impressed the judges of a national creative photography competition with a picture of a stunning sunset.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now