Ryan Hurley’s hundred shoots Havering-atte-Bower to the summit of Mid-Essex League Division Three ahead of trip to Great Baddow

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 August 2016

Havering-atte-Bower's Ryan Hurley smashed a century on Saturday as they moved top of the Mid-Essex League Division Three (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Havering-atte-Bower's Ryan Hurley smashed a century on Saturday as they moved top of the Mid-Essex League Division Three (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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After moving to the top of the Mid-Essex League Division Three last weekend, Havering-atte-Bower are determined to stay there.

The Broxhill Road club made it eight wins in a row on Saturday as they earned an emphatic victory at home to Stock seconds.

Havering will now make the trip to Great Baddow twos tomorrow hoping to stay on track in their bid to get promoted this year.

Last weekend, stand-in skipper Ryan Hurley delivered a stunning performance with the bat before Jack Sainty shone with the ball.

Usual captain James Walker was available, but decided to allow Hurley to continue as the leader and he won the toss and batted first.

Although Tom Mitchell fell quickly, Hurley was joined by his brother Jack at the crease and the pair put on 190 for the second wicket.

Eventually Havering’s stand-in skipper was out for 127 having hit 10 sixes and 13 fours.

Jack Hurley was dismissed for a composed 70 and an unbeaten 46 by Luke Dyerson enabled the home side to make 283-7.

Stock made a strong start in reply and reached 141-0 off 25 overs and suddenly looked capable of chasing down Havering’s total.

Sainty was brought back into the attack and picked up four wickets in quick succession to reduce the visitors to 150-4.

Dyerson claimed two more scalps as Stock could only manage to reach 248-9 from their 45 overs and Havering went top as a result.

The second XI struggled at home to Writtle and eventually fell to a heavy defeat after being bowled out for just 146.

Jake Southam won the toss and fielded first, but despite the visitors being reduced to 45-3, they recovered to post 274-8 with Howard Bancroft taking 2-35 from his six overs.

Havering’s captain top scored with 32 in reply, yet the next best was 20 from Kyle Butler and they lost by a 128-run margin.

The third team battled gamely at home to Springfield fours, but suffered a 34-run loss despite four wickets for Steve Summerville.

After the visitors reached 190 before they were dismissed, Havering made a decent fist of the chase.

Stand-in captain Kevin Bath hit 28 and Kevin Stanbridge smashed 48, however, they were all out for 156 in the 39th over, while the Sunday XI lost by five wickets to Forest Gate.

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