Rain affects all Upminster teams, but fourth-team claim victory at Gidea Park & Romford rivals
PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 May 2017
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Youngster Ryan Brown claims six wickets including a hat-trick in the sixth XI’s draw with Hornchurch
The weather affected all of Upminster’s teams last weekend, not just Matt Tigg’s first-team, as the seconds clash with Brentwood was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch.
The third-team could only draw with Wanstead at Coopers Coborn School after losing overs in both innings following some downfall.
Peter Thompson top scored for Upminster with 36 and wicket-keeper Kiran Kullar hit 35, as the thirds declared on 155-8 off 46 overs.
Mark Schofield (4-42) and Arun Kullar (3-31) tormented Wanstead’s batting line-up, but the visitors managed to dig in and see out the rest of the overs to claim a draw after ending on 112-8.
Rob Bannister’s 4-28 helped the fourth-team win by four wickets at Gidea Park & Romford on Saturday.
The hosts were dismissed for 101 with Karim Govani (2-19), Andrew Berry (2-30) and Thomas Larke (2-21) impressing.
Upminster struggled in reply, but number eight Bannister added an unbeaten 22 and was ably supported by captain Josh Lamont (18*) to see their team home.
Poor weather saw the fifth-team’s game at Ilford cancelled with the Fairlop Oak Playing Field pitch very wet and muddy.
Upminster’s sixth XI managed to get their match with Hornchurch on at Campion School and dug in for a draw.
It was a memorable day for youngster Ryan Brown who finished with figures of 6-16 and took a hat-trick.
Brown’s haul helped restrict Hornchurch to 176-9 from 45 overs and Upminster were able to secure a draw.
Ian Twine struck 50 before he was run-out and it was enough to see them close on 142-8 from 40 overs.
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