Aythorpe Roding moved into the Davies Cup semi-final with a 25 run victory over Rickling Green on Tuesday.
It was very much a bit of a damp squib for High Roding on Saturday in more ways than one.
Dunmow’s match on Saturday against Long Melford was abandoned part way through due to heavy rain.
Dunmow fell to a 25-run defeat at St Edmunds Lane to Lakenheath in a bottom of the table clash.
It was not the best of weekends for High Roding as both the 1sts and 2nds went down to heavy defeats.
Dunmow were unable to build on the momentum of their excellent victory over Exning last week, with a poor display against top of the table Copford on Saturday.
A plea from Dunmow CC skipper Paul Reid to be more aggressive and positive was answered emphatically in a convincing 106-run victory against fellow strugglers Exning on Saturday.
High Roding sit second bottom of the T Rippon Mid Essex League Premier Division after five games.
Dunmow suffered back-to-back Two Counties Cricket Championship Division Two defeats for the first time this season after they fell 55 runs short of Easton on Saturday.
Ollie Rooney’s fine 91 was in vain as Dunmow threw away a likely victory in a hard fought contest at Ipswich in a game that ebbed and flowed.
Aythorpe Roding lost their second league game of the season when Rettendon visited Round Bush Green Ground and won by eight wickets.