Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club move up to second in Essex League Division Two, but Hutton Cricket Club beaten
PUBLISHED: 13:00 25 July 2016
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A round-up of the action from the Essex League Division Two on Saturday
Gidea Park & Romford moved up to second in the Essex League Division Two table after Kasi Hoq helped them win at Horndon on the Hill.
The wicket-keeper top scored with 89 on the way to helping his team win by four wickets after chasing down 277.
George Rogers captained Park with Jamal Francis absent and won the toss and fielded first.
Matt Connaughton got rid of opener Robert Hutcherson cheaply before Zisan Abedin reduced Hordon to 65-2.
Jack Walsh (75) and Damien Sweet (67) put on a 101 partnership for the third wicket before Elliot Joyner run the latter out.
Park were impressive in the field with Adam McKie and Rogers running out two Hordon batsmen.
Connaughton finished with 2-40 off his 10 overs while Abedin (2-44) helped restrict the hosts to 277-8.
The visitors made a decent start in reply before opener James Pegram was caught after hitting 18 off just 14 balls.
Captain Rogers went for 10, but Hoq and Abedin put on 66 for the third wicket before the latter was out for 34.
Park’s wicket-keeper passed fifty and Shawn Findlay kept up his excellent form by finding the boundary regularly.
Hoq helped his team reach 212-3 before he was finally out 11 short of his century off 103 balls.
Findlay continued after Joyner went for just two and was supported brilliantly by Adam Mckie.
After Findlay went for 66 off 45 balls having smashed nine fours and two sixes with Park on 255-6.
McKie kept his nerve and finished unbeaten on 20 to ensure his team won by four wickets with 31 balls to spare.
Hutton suffered a disappointing defeat to struggling Leigh on Sea at Chalkwell Park on Saturday.
Stuart Feeley lost the toss and were made to field first and made a bright start with Carl Mumba claiming an early wicket.
Leigh were scoring quickly, however, despite losing two more wickets and failing to 126-3.
Number four and home captain Dean Waller played magnificently to score 141 off just 97 balls and was backed up by Joe Sexton (80*).
Although Tom Patterson claimed 3-72 from his 10 overs, Leigh managed to get up to 346-5.
Hutton made a poor start with Daniel Hagger and Mitchell Fenn both dismissed after failing to trouble the scoreboard too much.
James Mowell hit a breezy 35 after joining forces with Mumba, but couldn’t kick on before Feeley come to the crease.
The pair put on 74 for the fourth wicket before the captain was out for 32 off just 22 balls.
Mumba eventually fell for 64 off 50 balls with Hutton on 208-7 and Leigh well on top at Chalkwell Park.
Matthew Scammell (26), David Carpenter (15) and Jamie Vanner (12*) kept up the fight, but the visitors were all out for 252.
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