Cricket: Weather frustrates Upminster seconds in Shepherd Neame Essex League Second XI Premier Division game at Harold Wood
PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 May 2018
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Upminster seconds saw their Shepherd Neame Essex League Second XI Premier Division clash at Harold Wood end in a draw.
James Evans (30) and Mark Schofield got the visitors off to a good start, but when they went wickets fell at regular intervals.
It was left to Arun Kullar and the skipper, Ollie Peck, to add some late runs which meant Upminster reached 156 all out.
In reply Wood had reached 52-0, albeit from 21.5 overs, when the weather brought a halt to proceedings.
Upminster thirds, meanwhile, recorded an eight-wicket win over Harlow in their Third XI Premier Division encounter.
Veterans Mark D’Cruz (4-29) and Andrew Berry did the early damage and Harlow were never able to recover.
Captain Josh Lamont and spinner Nathan Bright then picked up two wickets apiece as Harlow were rolled out for 87.
Steve Limn fell early in the chase, but Tom Daniels and Jordan Tigg batted nicely.
Tigg fell for 21, but Daniels made 43 not out as Upminster cruised home by eight wickets.
There was no such good news for the fourth XI as they saw their trip to Old Southendian in Third XI Division One end in a four-wicket loss.
Ant Limn made 25 as Upminster reached 30-0, but from that point onwards it was all downhill as the visitors struggled to adjust to the conditions and crawled to 94-9 from 34 overs.
Ryan Brown and Max Gordon struck early in the reply to leave Old Southendians 5-2, but Zac Impey dug in and helped the Old Boys recover.
Kevin Roome picked up three wickets to give Upminster renewed hope, but Impey remained and made 44 not out to lead his side to a four-wicket win.
Upminster fifths saw their trip to Buckhurst Hill fall foul of the wet weather over the weekend, with the match abandoned after the hosts were all out for 183.
It was a similar story for the sixths, who saw their game at home to Chingford abandoned, while the Sunday team so their game against Bardoli called off without a ball bowled.