Hutton defeat Upminster in derby
PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 June 2018
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Hutton came out on top in their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One derby with Upminster to maintain their fine start to the season.
The visitors, bottom of the table after relegation from the Premier Division in 2017, arrived at the Polo Field Ground without a win in five matches so far this summer.
But they saw young opener Kiran Kullar (53) and Louis Pickering (43) put on 90 for the third wicket, as Shahbaz Butt (37 off 32) and Farid Butt (27 off 18) made quick runs.
Joseph Parry (5-48) and Vivian Paver (4-51) combined to claim nine of the 10 wickets as Upminster were dismissed for 226 in the penultimate over, but John Curtis dismissed both home openers without scoing in reply to leave Hutton 7-2.
Julian Whetstone hit 12 fours on his way to 54 from 42 balls in an 82-run stand with Paver, before falling to Oliver Peck, and captain Dan Hagger added another 64 with the Australian before being trapped lbw by Curtis (3-40).
Bowling heroes Paver and Parry then added an unbroken 76 for the fifth wicket as Hutton reached their target with eight overs to spare.
Paver hit two sixes and 13 fours in his unbeaten 104 from 114 balls, with Parry adding three boundaries in a more watchful 28 off 54 deliveries.