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Bentley get better of Goresbrook in Mid-Essex League

PUBLISHED: 10:30 18 May 2017

Bentley players celebrate a Goresbrook wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Bentley players celebrate a Goresbrook wicket (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Defending champions enjoy successful run chase

Defending champions Bentley got the better of Goresbrook in their Mid-Essex League Premier Division meeting at May & Baker.

Glenn Swinney (3-50) and Chris Walker (3-55) shared bowling honours as the hosts made 209-7, before Chris Pether (69) and Tom Johnson (51) put Bentley on their way in reply.

Captain Phil Coleman (28) also chipped in to secure a welcome five-wicket win.

The seconds were dismissed for 159 by Division Two rivals Havering, with only Ash Parmenter (43) and Tom Stimpson (23) making an impact as James Walker (3-28) and Tom Hine (3-42) did the damage.

Oliver Beaney (2-44) nabbed a brace in reply, but Havering eased to a six-wicket win.

The thirds saw Eastwood seconds pile up 230-6 in Division Six, with only Neal Duncan (2-30) impressing, before being skittled for 124, as captain Richard Dines (36) top scored.

But the fourths beat Writtle thirds by five wickets in Division 10, as 13-year-old leg-spinner Callum McDonald took 4-43 and 14-year-old Callum Smith picked up 3-24 to dismiss the hosts for 192.

Captain Mark Windley pouched a hat-trick of catches in the outfield, before Charlie Yorke’s unbeaten 89 saw Bentley to their target, with support from Dan Game (33).

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