Rooney is the main man for Dunmow

12:29 04 September 2014

Oli Rooney

Oli Rooney


Oli Rooney stole the show on Saturday as he made a superb 116 as Dunmow CC secured a 70-run victory away in Ipswich and ES.

Dunmow lost the toss and were asked to bat on a green and slightly damp track.

Josh Down went early for only two, which brought Rooney to the crease.

What followed was simply the best knock of the season.

Rooney built an innings of brilliance scoring 116 not out at more than a run a ball.

Luke Swanston weighed in with a patient 36 while Josh Rix bludgeoned 17 not out at the end.

A healthy score of 186-4 was reached from the 45 overs considering the length of the grass and the state of the wicket.

Dunmow were confident this would be enough for victory.

Ipswich and ES started their reply well though as they reached 61-1 from 17 overs.

Skipper Luke Swanston brought on Steve Hamlin and Baz Sewell and wickets then began to fall at regular intervals.

Hamlin claimed 6-21 in eight overs and Sewell took 3-32 from seven overs including the prize wicket of big hitter Mark Sproats.

After hitting Sewell for a massive six into the oak tree, Sproats tried the feat a second time only to be bowled much to the delight of every Dunmow player.

Ipswich subsided to 116 all out giving Dunmow victory by 70 runs.

On Saturday Dunmow play host to Ipswich CC.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dunmow Broadcast visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dunmow Broadcast staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dunmow Broadcast account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

The search continues for Gordon Wilson, who was last seen on October 25.

Police are still trying to trace two motorcyclists who went to the aid of a man believed to be missing 82-year-old grandfather Gordon Wilson.

Yesterday, 13:32

A driver caught under the influence of drugs while behind the wheel has been sentenced.

Yesterday, 13:22
Abellio Greater Anglia train

Trains from Cambridge are delayed after the rail station was evacuated.

Yesterday, 11:25

An accident involving two cars occurred at Elsenham Road, in Stansted last night (Monday, November 23).

Digital Edition

Read the Dunmow Broadcast e-edition E-edition

Most read stories