Area Final joy for Mel’s men
For the second week running, the weather was the winner, as Aythorpe Roding, who looked to be heading for victory over Stock on Saturday, had their T Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division clash abandoned due to heavy rain. Stock, batting first, were un
For the second week running, the weather was the winner, as Aythorpe Roding, who looked to be heading for victory over Stock on Saturday, had their T Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division clash abandoned due to heavy rain.
Stock, batting first, were undone by a good Aythorpe bowling attack led by on-form Andy Clarke who claimed 4-27 in 12 overs.
Neil Culleton took 3-25 in seven overs, while Joe Grant, Mat Reeve and Graham Milbank claimed one wicket apiece.
R Cory (30), J Lewis (22), T Linahan (15) and D Warren (28 no), were the main scorers for Stock, who reached 112 all out in 34 overs.
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Aythorpe lost an early wicket with Paul Gravatt bowled by R Black for one, but with the storm clouds coming, Mark Rosewell made sure all shots were heading towards the boundary.
He finished on 59 not out, scoring 50 runs of 47 balls.
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Richard Dunmow (10) and Andy Clarke (6 no), helped Aythorpe reach 78-2 in 14.1 overs before the rain.
Aythorpe Roding travel to Pegasus & Corringham on Saturday, 1.30pm start.
Aythorpe Roding seconds put in an impressive performance to defeat Galleywood thirds by seven wickets in Division 10 on Saturday.
Galleywood, batting first, had opener Kevin Horton to thank, for their total of 122, as he carried his bat scoring 72 not out. C Cove hit 20, but apart from them, no other batsmen reached double figures mainly due to Kevin Hockley who claimed 5-9 in nine overs and Will Farr 3-41 in 11.3 overs.
Graham Reeve (1-26) and Elliot Reeve (1-10), took the other wickets.
James Reynolds guided Aythorpe to victory scoring 52 not out, including a 56 run partnership with Will Farr who hit 34.
Ben Pipe scored a useful 21 as Aythorpe reached 123-3 in 18 overs.
Aythorpe seconds host Hullbridge seconds on Saturday, 1.30pm start.
High Roding's Mid-Essex League Premier Division clash against Pegasus and Corringham had to be abandoned after seven overs of the High Roding innings.
Roding won the toss and put Pegasus into bat on a wicket that had been covered of most of the week. The ball was lively and Pegasus never really got to grips with the situation.
A great ball from Ryan Palmer bowled Daryl Hymas who was the Pegasus danger man, and accurate bowling from Simon Sargent (3-33), and Mark Gallop (2-37) meant they were limited to 163-8 off 45 overs.
In reply Roding started steadily, scoring 26-0 off seven overs when at 5pm, the heavens opened and the game had to be abandoned.
High Roding seconds kept up their impressive form with a comprehensive win at Stansted.
Roding bowled Stansted out for 160, reaching the required total with the loss of just one wicket.
High Roding visit Bentley on Saturday, whilst the seconds host Woodford Wells at Cloghams.