Good win for Gidea Park & Romford inn Essex League Division Two
PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 May 2016
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Hutton have reason to cheer as Mumba makes mark
Gidea Park & Romford were convincing winners over Horndon in their latest Essex League Division Two outing at Gallows Corner.
Charlie Haddon made the breakthrough with the ball for Park against Horndon in the sixth over, with new-ball partner Shawn Findlay having success at the other end to leave the visitors 30-2.
Horndon’s third-wicket pair put on 60, but Matt Connaughton (3-31) and Zisan Abedin (3-26) then shared six wickets to reduce them to 120-8.
Findlay (3-29) returned to claim the final two wickets of the innings, before Abedin and Hasibul Hoq put on 106 for the first Park wicket in reply.
Abedin fell for 64, but Hoq went on to complete his half-century and was unbeaten on 63 when captain Jamal Francis helped clinch an eight-wicket win.
It was a case of third time lucky for Hutton, as they broke their duck with victory over Leigh.
Well beaten in their first two matches of the season, after relegation last summer, captain Stuart Feeley put the visitors into bat after winning the toss and saw Zimbabwean Carl Mumba (5-64) produce a fine 16-over spell as Leigh made 226-8.
Tom Peterson (2-62) nabbed a brace, but Hutton lost Daniel Hagger second ball and Jonathan Mowll cheaply to find themselves 10-2. Feeley followed with the score on 27, but Mumba put on 73 with Mitchell Fenn 944).
And Mumba went on to club four sixes and nine fours in his 71 off just 43 balls, before he was fifth man out with Hutton on 142.
Alex Tredgett (28) kept the scoreboard ticking over, with Chris McNally unbeaten on 39, from 42 balls, as Hutton reached their target in the 45th over.