Cricket: Billericay beat Brentwood in derby battle

PUBLISHED: 08:00 26 August 2018

Paul Walter in batting action (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Paul Walter in batting action (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Billericay got the better of Brentwood in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division derby.

Brentwood captain Aaron West chose to bat after winning the toss and Rishi Patel hit a quick 25 off 21 balls before falling to Robert Rayner.

Guy Balmford (21), Will Buttleman (28), West and Ben Allison then all fell to David Houghton to leave the visitors 99-5, before Harry Hobson (20) put on 52 with Tom Oakley.

Hobson became Houghton’s fifth victim, before Rayner (2-69) removed Charlie Griffiths after a 65-run stand with Oakley, who eventually fell to Darren Ironside for 79 after hitting two sixes and eight fours.

Ironside (2-73) then sent Ash Casey packing, before Houghton (6-57) wrapped up the innings on 248.

But Billericay lost Aaron Curtis and Ironside, to Griffiths and Stephen Heywood respectively, after both had made starts alongside Paul Walter to find themselvees 61-2.

Captain Houghton helped add 93 for the third wicket, hitting a six and three fours in his 34, and Essex all-rounder Walter went on to reach 106 off 118 balls, including two sixes and 13 fours before he was fifth man out, to Griffiths, with the total on 193.

Nick Van Lint then took Billericay to the brink, hitting two sixes and three fours in his 42 off 46 balls before also falling to Griffiths (4-59), with Mihir Mehrotra and Adam Marchant completing a three-wicket win with one ball of the 56th over remaining.

The win allowed Billericay to move to within 17 points of their near neighbours in third place, with two games left in the season.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Romford Recorder

1959 A 16-year-old Hornchurch boy who tried - and failed - to rescue his father from drowning at Southend was praised at the inquest this week for his courage. David Benton, of Northumberland Avenue, Hornchurch and a friend. Arthur Frederick Suckling, 17, of Factory Road, Romford, who helped in the rescue attempt, were told by Mr A. J. Dalton, Southend deputy coroner: “Your efforts were very valiant.” A verdict of the accidental drowning was recorded in the death of Charles Edwin Joseph Benton, 46, who was employed at a photographic firm. He died near the wreck of Mulberry Harbour, off the beach at Thorpe Bay. Mr Benton, described by his wife as “a big healthy and active, keen on the water but not a strong swimmer,” was brought to shore by Donald Atkinson of Winchmore Hill. 1979 Police were hunting for a brave have-a-go hero who tackled armed bandits in a bid to stop a £25,000 robbery. The mystery man lashed out at a vicious shotgun gang when they swooped on security guards outside at Elm Park bank. Detectives praised his courage and appealed for him to come forward, The drama began when a Security Express van arrived outside the National Westminster Bank in Elm parade, St Nicholas Avenue at 10.20am to deliver cash. Two guards left the van to walk towards the bank and were pounced on by four men with sawn-off shotguns. One grabbed the cash bag and started to run off. But one of the guards jumped on his back, and threatened to shoot if he didn’t let him go. The mystery hero then ran to help the guards and punched one of the gang. 1999 A pair of armed robbers held up a Securicor van with a gun and are believed to have made off with around £70,000. The terrifying attack happened around 10am outside the Abbey National bank, in Station Parade, Elm Park. It is believed the robbers shoved a Securicor guard up against the side of the van and threatened him with a handgun, while another guard inside the van passed out money through the hatch. Securicor was offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction. A witness said: “It was really frightening, these two men started shouting and waving a gun. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, then they just ran off. I was quite shaky because I didn’t know where they were going to run to or to what they were going to do next - it was awful.”

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists