Essex League: Hutton hold off Buckhurst Hill

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 June 2018

A Hutton batsman hits out (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A Hutton batsman hits out (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Hutton held off Buckhurst Hill to win their Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One meeting at the Polo Field Ground by 10 runs.

Home captain Dan Hagger chose to bat after winning the toss and saw openers Adam Holdgate and Cameron Tredgett (35) put on 63.

Holdgate hit two sixes and nine fours to reach 69 off 91 balls, putting on 84 for the second wicket with Julian Whetstone, who added another 74 with Vivian Paver.

Whetstone hit a six and six fours in his 72 from 98 balls, but Hagger fell for a duck and Paver followed for 42 off 46 balls, after hitting two sixes and three fours to leave Hutton 223-5.

The rest of the line-up fell away as they were dismissed for 240, meaning their last eight wickets had gone for 19 runs as Rohan Bhome (4-59) and Usman Sahar (3-38) did most of the damage with the ball for Hill.

Buckhurst Hill reached 130-1 in reply, when Paver dismissed Hendro Puchert, who hit 12 fours in his 59-ball 66.

Paver picked up three more wickets in quick succession to make it 163-5, before Joseph Parry and Connor Whetstone got in on the act to leave the visitors seven wickets down.

Ricky Reynolds held firm, but saw Paver (5-62) dismiss Will Stoner and Bhome fall for a third-ball duck to Jonathan Mowll.

And Reynolds then also fell to Mowll (2-1), as Hutton claimed maximum points.

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