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Mixed weekend for locals

PUBLISHED: 08:45 16 May 2011

Freddie Butt of Ardleigh Green (TGS)

Freddie Butt of Ardleigh Green (TGS)

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Green well beaten, Hornchurch take derby spoils

There were mixed fortunes for local clubs in the second round of Essex League matches at the weekend.

Premier Division Ardleigh Green were well beaten at Ilford, who piled up 314-4 from their 50 overs.

Sohail Idrees hit an unbeaten 103 for the hosts, after captain Maz Malik made 66.

Thomas Oakley took 2-34 for Green, who were shot out for just 70 in reply.

Gidea Park & Romford came up short against Division One rivals Fives, who totalled 219-9.

Ejaz Khan took 5-36 for Park, but wickets fell at regular intervals during their reply and they were dismissed for 197 with eight balls remaining.

Asim Razzaq (52) and Chris Collier (46) made their leading contributions in the middle order.

There was better news for Upminster, who eased to a four-wicket win at Hadleigh.

Nick O’Dell (3-48), Jimmy Neesham (2-38) and James Aggio-Brewe (2-27) shared bowling honours as the hosts were dismissed for 222 in the 44th over.

Upminster were soon 24-2, but Neesham put on 90 with Terry Wyatt to get them on track and hit four sixes and 21 fours in a stunning 87-ball innings of 125.

Alan Ison scored an unbeaten 18 off just six deliveries to see Upminster over the finish line with 15 overs to spare.

Half-centuries from Chris Sains (68) and Michael Bones (66) led Hornchurch to 315-9 in their derby with Harold Wood, who were dismissed for 180 in the 37th over in reply.

Havering chalked up their second successive win in Mid-Essex Division Three, dismissing Pegasus 2nds for 139 and reaching their target with five wickets to spare.

Hornchurch Athletic were beaten by Bow Green in a low-scoring Essex County League Premier Division encounter.

John Thomas (3-11) and Stuart Caruana (3-33) shared bowling honours as Bow were shot out for 140.

But only three Athletic batsmen reached double figures, with Caruana (21) top scoring as they were skittled for 106.

Noak Hill Taverners lost by four wickets against Thurrock 2nds in their Division Two clash, after being restricted to 205-9 from their 45 overs.

Captain Mick Hodgson (39) top scored for Noak, but an unbeaten 87 from Kevin Birch saw Thurrock home with two balls to spare.


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