Derby delight for Hornchurch
PUBLISHED: 08:11 04 July 2011
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Upminster upset by local rivals
Jekyll and Hyde Hornchurch produced a strong all-round display to beat Upminster in their SNEL Division One derby.
Danny Evans and Billy Gordon struck with the new ball to reduce the hosts to 61-5.
Terry Wyatt, Nick O’Dell and Elliot Bussey led a middle order rally for Upminster, who closed on 220-9 from their 52 overs.
But Hornchurch had contributions from their top five of captain Paul Murray, Brad Hodgkiss, Michael Bones, Gordon and Simon Savides to winn b six wickets.
Harold Wood were edged out by Fives in their clash at The Paddock.
Half centuries from Richard Brabner and the in-form Kevin Gibson led Wood to 242-7.
But Terry Ballard clubbed 96 off 65 balls to set the home side up for a five-wicket triumph.
Gidea Park & Romford fell to a one-wicket defeat at Chingford, meanwhile to remain at the foot of the table.
Park batted into a 61st over until they were dismissed for 204, but Chingford reached the target in the 47th over of their reply.
Ardleigh Green were well beaten by defending Premier Division champions Brentwood.
Chris Haylett and Roy Smith both passed 40, but Joe Buttleman’s six-wicket haul saw Green all out for 161.
Anthony Hill and Shaun Eaton had early success with the ball in Brentwood’s reply, but Aaron West hit an unbeaten 83 to steer the home side to an eight-wicket triumph.
Havering returned to winning ways in Mid-Essex Division Three with an eight-wicket success over Boreham.
Captain Ben Leworthy, Andrew Mitchieson and Luke Dyerson took three wickets each as Boreham were shot out for just 104.
And Danny Beechey, Scott Jackson, Kevin Thain and Martin Noon then combined with the bat to clinch victory in quick time.
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