Upminster earn bragging rights over Brentwood
PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 May 2017
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Unbeaten Butt century secures derby success
Upminster earned local bragging rights with a nine-wicket win over Brentwood in their Essex League Premier Division derby.
Visiting captain Joe Buttleman chose to bat first, but saw Aaron West fall cheaply to John Curtis.
Anthony Alleyne got himself in, only to then succumb to Julian Whetstone, and Upminster captain Matt Tigg trapped Essex youngster Rishi Patel leg before to make it 85-3.
Guy Balmford was bowled by Connor Whetstone one run short of a half-century, having batted patiently for 122 balls, to leave Brentwood 103-4, but captain Buttleman (34) joined younger brother Will in a 62-run stand for the fifth wicket.
Curtis returned for a second spell to break the stand and also sent back Max Osborne (22) and James Redwood, before Will Buttleman was run out for 76 b Alex Kirkpatrick, having hit a six and six fours in his 100-ball innings.
Brentwood closed on 232-8, but it was not enough as Shahbaz Butt and Julian Whetstone combined in a superb opening stand for the home side.
Whetstone hit three sixes and eight fours in his 84 from 118 balls, before offering a return catch to West with the total on 191.
Shafiq Rahman then weighed in with an unbeaten 40 from just 26 deliveries, hitting four sixes and two fours, as Butt finished 102 not out from 144 balls, having struck 12 boundaries.