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PUBLISHED: 16:45 14 June 2012

Hornchurch Athletic players have an appeal turned down (Rob Newell/TGS)

Hornchurch Athletic players have an appeal turned down (Rob Newell/TGS)

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SNEL matches move to timed format

SNEL Premier Division

Shenfield v Ardleigh Green

Green have little to show for their efforts in the first five weeks of the season.

Chris Cook’s men have lost all five of their 50-over matches, collecting just 13 points, and sit at the foot of the table.

Shenfield lie just outside the bottom two, following their promotion, but celebrated victory at Ilford last weekend.

Matches revert to the all-day format for the next nine weeks and Green need to find some form with the bat, having recorded modest totals of 157, 147, 175, 178 and 141 to date.

Division 1

Chingford v Hornchurch

Hornchurch slipped down the table following defeat against Hadleigh last weekend.

Billy Gordon hit a half-century, but lacked support in a seven-wicket defeat.

Captain Chris Sains takes his men to high-flying Chingford, who have won four of their first five matches this summer and lie just a point adrift of Hainault at the top.

But he is confident that, on their day, his youthful side can be a match for any in the division.

Hadleigh v Upminster

Ollie Peck’s Upminster enjoyed a third successive win after beating Harlow last weekend.

James Aggio-Brewe hit a century, then took three wickets in a fine all-round display to help clinch a 132-run triumph.

Former Essex Academy youngster Alan Ison followed a hard-hit 78 off 56 balls with a brace of wickets, as John Curtis returned fine figures of 8-2-14-3.

Only a point separates the two sides, though, following Hadleigh’s win against Hornchurch.

Division 2

Gidea Park & Romford v Leigh

Park are pushing for their third win in a row after following their success over Wickford with a win at Stanford last weekend.

Luke Baker and Matt Tarr hit half-centuries as Chris Colller’s side passed 200 on a tricky wicket.

And there were three wickets apiece for Rudi Filmalter and Vinayak Mane in a 99-run victory.

Park lie just three points behind second-placed Leigh, who beat Horndon last weekend following a big century from Dean Waller.

Horndon v Harold Wood

Wood were knocked off top spot by Wickford last weekend, who took over as leaders.

Captain Tom Clarke was left to rue a disappointing batting display from his side, having suffered a second-ball duck himself.

Brother Peter had succumbed to his first delivery faced and only three Wood batsmen reached double figures in a 44-run reverse, with seven of their 50 overs unused.

Other fixtures, Saturday

Essex County League Premier: Walthamstow v Hornchurch Athletic.

Div 1: Noak Hill Taverners v Hawks II.

Mid-Essex League Premier: Aythorpe Roding v Bentley. Div 3: Havering v Eastwood.

Div 4: Ongar v Rainham.

Div 6: Navestock Ardleigh Green v Havering II. Div 10: Springfield IV v St Andrews.

Sunday, Essex League Cup: Upminster v South Woodford.

Dukes Essex T20: Ardleigh Green v Belhus; Benfleet v Shenfield.

Wednesday, Dukes Essex T20: Old Parkonians v GP & Romford.

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