Rain causes chaos to Upminster fixtures

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 July 2017

An Upminster fourth-team player hits out before their game with Gidea Park is abandoned (pic: Kevin Roome).

An Upminster fourth-team player hits out before their game with Gidea Park is abandoned (pic: Kevin Roome).


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Upminster are set to face Essex Premier League Division high-flyers Brentwood this weekend.

Matt Tigg and his side will travel to Brentwood tomorrow (Saturday) and will be hoping to keep their form against them this season going in the match.

The hosts have beaten Joe Buttleman’s second-place side twice this season, once in the league at home, as well as in the league cup.

They’ll be hoping the rain stays away after having all their club fixtures abandoned due to poor weather last weekend.

Tigg’s side didn’t even start their match at home to Ilford as they assessed the damp conditions on the square and decided to call the game off.

The seconds managed to get through three overs against Brentwood, before the heavens opened up causing the game to be abandoned.

Hosts Brentwood won the toss and elected to bat first and managed to reach 15-1 in the three overs.

The thirds travelled away to face Wanstead’s thirds at Nutter Lane.

Upminster won the toss and elected to bat first, reaching 119-2 in 30 overs, with opener Jordan Tigg (65 not out) leading the way before the game was abandoned.

At Coopers the fourths reached 104-4 against Gidea Park & Romford with Mike Harrison going well on 30 not out before the game was stopped after 22.2 overs.

The fifths faced league leaders Ilford and bowled them out for 139, having reached 8-1 in reply the game was abandoned at Campion School.

Gidea Park & Romford fours were going well on 233-6 off 37.4 overs before the abandonment of the sixs game.

The rain also affected Sunday’s games with the matchplay at Brentwood and Sunday League at Chelmsford called off without a ball bowled.

The Sunday league game at Bardoli saw Harry Jenkins (47) and Frankie Hazel start confidently reaching 100/2 before a collapse of 8 wickets for 30 runs.

In reply Ollie White and Andrew Berry struck early before the rain arrived causing an abandonment.

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