Havering-atte-Bower Cricket Club and Noak Hill Taverners Cricket Club set for big Mid-Essex League Division Three meeting

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 July 2016

Havering players celebrate a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Havering players celebrate a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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James Walker’s team haven’t lost since May 28 and have closed the gap between themselves and the top two in the standings

Havering-atte-Bower entertain local rivals Noak Hill Taverners this weekend looking for another Mid-Essex League Division Three success.

James Walker’s men got the better of Taverners earlier in the campaign on May 14 and will seek a similar result on Saturday.

They were away to Broomfield last weekend and kept up their excellent form by winning again.

Walker won the toss on an overcast afternoon and made the hosts bat first, but it appeared a poor decision.

Broomfield reached a hundred without loss after just 19 overs before a change of tactics brought success.

Luke Dyerson was called into the attack and produced a good spell of bowling to finish with 2-34.

Walker contributed a tidy spell of 2-32 as well as Broomfield could only post 183-6 despite an impressive start.

Pete Edge went for just four in the chase while Michael Roe departed after scoring 22 for Havering.

James Edge was in great touch and found a partner in Scott Jackson who would fall for 52.

James Edge was eventually out for an excellent 72, but Dyerson and James Hurley managed to get Havering over the line for a four wicket victory.

They remain third in the table and just three points behind Chadwell Heath, in second, and a trailing leaders Eastwood by just five points.

Noak Hill suffered a comprehensive defeat at home to the leaders last weekend despite a decent batting display.

Eastwood managed to score 381-5 from their 45 overs and although Roger Bayley’s men hit quick runs, they were all out for 211 in the 37th over.

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