Gr-eight effort by Upminster’s Ison
PUBLISHED: 08:51 23 July 2012
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Stunning haul sets up success
Alan Ison produced a gr-eight display with the ball to help Upminster to SNEL Division One success at Harlow.
The talented all-rounder bowled throughout the home side’s innings to claim 8-44 as Harlow were dismissed for just 96.
Upminster lost openers Leon Downie and Akbar Jabar cheaply, before Ison (31) and James Aggio-Brewe put on 56 for the third wicket.
And Aggio-Brewe was unbeaten on 32 as they reached their target with six wickets in hand.
Upminster are due to host Shenfield in the Dukes Essex T20 semi-final on Thursday (6pm), following their win over Woodford Wells last week.
But there was further frustration for other local clubs at the weekend, as they saw more matches wiped out due to wet pitches.
Ardleigh Green’s Premier Division clash at Brentwood fell victim, as did Hornchurch’s visit to Hadleigh in Division One.
Division Two rivals Gidea Park & Romford and Harold Wood saw their fixtures with Stanford and Wickford fall victim to the conditions.
Hornchurch Athletic switched their Essex County League Premier Division clash with Barking to Raphael Park, with Hylands Park flooded.
But they fell to a heavy 146-run defeat after Barking piled up 266, with Ian Crane (47 not out) the only batsman to make much impact.
Havering were comfortable winners over Mid-Essex Division Three rivals Southend 3rds.
Reece Beechey hit a superb unbeaten 134 to lead Havering to 300-5.
Beechey shared 176 for the third wicket with Andy Lazenby (72) and Southend were never in the hunt.
Havering captain Ben Leworthy (3-49) was the pick of the bowling in a 142-run success.