Cricket: Mixed weekend for Upminster
PUBLISHED: 18:15 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:15 09 May 2018
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Upminster Cricket Club had mixed fortunes on a busy Bank Holiday weekend.
The first team produced a good display in their Essex League Cup tie at Premier Division Chingford, but went down by 49 runs.
Ejaz Khan produced a fine opening spell, before captain Nick Ison made the breakthrough, with fellow spinners Shafiq Rahman and Muhammad Rahmim also taking wickets to make it 138-3.
Alfie Taylor remained to score a century, though, as Chingford closed on 242-5 and Shahbaz Butt fell to Essex staffer Matt Quinn early in Upminster’s reply.
Youngsters Kiran Kullar and Louis Pickering shared a notable stand, with stalwarts Rahman and Terry Wyatt taking the total to 163-3.
But Upminster then faded as wickets fell and closed on 193-8.
Ollie Peck’s seconds lost to their Chingford rivals in a friendly at Upminster Park.
James Evans and Harry Jenkins were in the runs, but only James Ramsden (21) offered much support as they were dismissed for 184.
Kishen Patel (85) got the Chingford reply off to a fast start, before Peck (4-24) hit back with the ball to leave them 158-6.
Two dropped catches proved costly, as Chingford won by four wickets with two overs to spare.
The thirds skittled Wanstead for 60 at Coopers, as Andrew Berry (3-9) and Nathan Bright (3-13) struck and Tom Daniels took two fantastic catches.
Rob Mack and Sam Twine had Upminster on track, but they slipped from 55-3 to 58-7 before Mark D’Cruz hit a six over long-on to win it.
The fourths beat Fives by three wickets, as a good all-round bowling display restricted their rivals to 167.
Mike Larke began well in reply and debutant Trey Collinge hit a half-century, with good support from Max Gordon before David Cowley and captain Karim Govani finished the job.
The Sunday seconds lost by 41 runs to Epping, as Alex Fisher, Ollie Woods and Josh Lamont took two wickets each in their 186-9.
Max Carter-Miller (31) top scored in Upminster’s 145-8.
The under-11s beat Ilford in the Haydn Davies Trophy on Sunday as Jamie Green (2-11) shone, then defeated Shenfield by two runs in a friendly on Monday.