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Bentley cause upset against league leaders Goresbrook

PUBLISHED: 11:00 19 July 2017

Cricket gloves dry beyond the boundary

Cricket gloves dry beyond the boundary

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Bentley caused a shock upset with a win over Mid-Essex League Premier Division league leaders Goresbrook this weekend.

Visitors Goresbrook won the toss and elected to field first.

The hosts only managed a total of 214 all out, Chris Pether (48), captain Glen Swinney (34) and Arron Alee (28) the top scorers for the side.

In reply Goresbrook, despite strong tail end displays from Messenger (55) and Jackson (36), Bentley were always in control and have kept the title race wide open.

The seconds remain second place in the standings after sealing a comprehensive win away from home against Havering-Atte-Bower.

They lost the toss and were put into bat first and managed a total of 216 for 6, with James Sapwell (87) leading the way, with support from James Waring (37) and Ollie Gordon (35).

Havering’s reply was skittled for 107 as Bentley produced a strong bowling performance with Gavin Hammond (3-8), Charlie Yorke (2-29), Luke Wilding (2-35).

The thirds didn’t have the same luck as they suffered a crucial defeat at Eastwood.

Bentley won the toss and elected to field first.

Eastwood reached 225 for 8 in total, with bowlers Rebecca McGlashon (2-44), George Alavoine (1-19) and Neale Duncan (1-22) the top performers with the ball for Bentley.

In reply, Bentley collapsed to the leg spin bowling of Patel (5-20), who put on a fine display of bowling to get his side the victory.

Matt Urch (28) top scoring for Bentley as they scored 92 for 9 in total.

The fourths also suffered defeat at home to Writtle in their Mid Essex League Division 10 fixture.

Bentley scored 235 for 7 thanks to the excellent performances from captain and opener Mark Windley (78) who scored a half-century and Sean Darby (48) who fell just short.

It wasn’t enough to bag them the win as Beard (117) led Writtle to victory with the help of Bentley’s wayward bowling performance, with Luca Mills (2-29), Ollie Marglotta (2-48) unable to stop them scoring a total of 236 for 7.

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