Search

T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Division Two: Mixed emotions for Havering-atte-Bower and captain Anthony Downes after South Weald win

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 June 2018

Ryan Hurley in batting action for Havering-atte-Bower in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Ryan Hurley in batting action for Havering-atte-Bower in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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

The Broxhill Road club’s match on Saturday didn’t finish until late after a member of their team suffered a serious knee injury

Havering-atte-Bower recorded an emphatic victory at South Weald last weekend to move to the top of the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Division Two, but captain Anthony Downes admitted emotions were mixed after the match.

After being made to bat first, the Broxhill Road club set the home side 335 to win, but saw their bowling efforts halted early into the second innings.

The match was delayed for a lengthy period of time after Havering’s Reece Beechey suffered a serious knee injury and Downes conceded it looks set to keep him out for a while.

He said: “In the second innings we were about eight overs in when Reece went over on his knee and extended it back the wrong way and got his foot caught in the ground, so he has busted his knee up.

“We don’t know at the moment whether it is ligament damage or if he has fractured the bottom of his femur, so the match was delayed for probably an hour and half at least waiting for an Ambulance to come and get him.

“Everyone is gutted for Reece because he has been out of the game for three years and has just come back and now we probably won’t see him again for a while, but all of us at the club wish him well and a speedy recovery.”

Before Reece Beechey’s injury, his brother Dan had showed his pedigree with the bat by scoring a century.

Vice-captain Ryan Hurley also struck a ton as Havering scored 334-4 from their 45 overs at South Weald.

Downes added: “It was a very good performance. It has always been a good batting track over there, so I had in my mind if we won the toss we would bat first and they won the toss and decided to put us.

“To get 334-4 was fantastic with a hundred from Dan Beechey and another from Ryan Hurley with others chipping in, so it was a really good score.”

Eventually Havering were able to finish their second innings after Reece Beechey had gone off to hospital.

Initially it was all about getting through the overs, but James Walker got on a roll and took 4-48 as South Weald were dismissed for 216 with 34 balls remaining.

“At one point we didn’t think we’d get the game finished with such a delay, but we managed to get back on and negotiated the bowlers around quickly with everyone running between overs to get into position,” said Downes.

“The slower bowlers rattled through their overs and we actually started to pick up wickets where they were looking to chase, so managed to bowl them out in around the 40th over, but it was about half eight to quarter-to-nine when we finished.”

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

The Harrow Lodge Park club remain top of the table and the captain praised Ronnie Saunders’ efforts this year

17:00

Everyone Active Raiders have revealed two more players for the Legends team to take on the current squad on August 26.

17:00

Brentwood captain Aaron West pleased his side held their nerve to win by three wickets at Ilford to move back up to third in the Essex League Premier Division.

15:43

Dagenham & Redbridge have announced the signing of forward Noel Leighton after his release from Championship side Millwall.

11:00

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Peter Taylor is disappointed as his side fell to a third defeat in their opening four National League fixtures with a 2-1 defeat to Aldershot Town.

09:00

Hornchurch remain unbeaten in the opening week of the Bostik Premier Division after being held to a 1-1 draw against Wingate & Finchley.

Yesterday, 21:45

National League: Aldershot Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Yesterday, 17:00

The Spring Farm Park club were dismissed for 78 chasing 211 to win to suffer a second consecutive loss

PROMOTED CONTENT

“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.

The next step in renewable energy could be right beneath your feet as you walk through a Romford shopping centre.

There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

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

News from your area

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