Aythorpe's bowlers in impressive form

PUBLISHED: 14:08 24 May 2007 | UPDATED: 21:42 29 May 2010

Graham Millbank at the crease

Graham Millbank at the crease

Aythorpe Roding pulled off a great victory on Saturday, defeating Galleywood by 116 runs in the T Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division. The hosts got off to a slow start when Paul Gravatt was dismissed in the third over for five, but Richard Dunmow (

Aythorpe Roding pulled off a great victory on Saturday, defeating Galleywood by 116 runs in the T Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division.

The hosts got off to a slow start when Paul Gravatt was dismissed in the third over for five, but Richard Dunmow

(75) and Mark Rosewell (22), put on 95 runs in 19 overs for a great second-wicket partnership.

However, wickets then began to fall at regular intervals. A very useful 18 not out by Neil Culleton steadied the ship helped by R Whatling (15), Steve Simmonds (14) and Joe Grant (11) as Aythorpe reached 185-9 in 45 overs.

The Galleywood batsmen had no answer to the bowling of Terry Charrington who claimed 5-15 in 11 overs and Neil Culleton who took 4-8 in 3.2 overs.

Only Stallard who hit 31 reached double figures for Galleywood as they finished all out for 69 runs in 22.2 overs.

Aythorpe Roding travel to Ekco Monarchs and Trojans on Saturday.

Aythorpe Roding seconds had to work hard for their victory over Ekco Monarchs & Trojans IV on Saturday winning by three wickets with four balls to spare.

They host Old Chelmsfordoians III on Saturday, 1.30pm start.

The Sunday side completed a good weekend for the club with a five-wicket win over Dunmow.

Batting first, Dunmow reached 135 all out in 36 overs with L Swanston (17),

S Burrell (23), M Sykes (28), A Strong (19) and S Hamlin (13 no) scoring the bulk of the runs.

Neil Culleton bowled 11 overs taking 4-34, supported by C George 2-32, Will Farr 2-4 and D Moreton 1-32.

James Reynolds (18) and K Hutchinson (12) got Aythorpe off to a solid start in response.

The highlight of the match was a useful partnership between Mark Rosewell (48 no) and youngster Will Kelsey (21) with Will Farr (15 no) helping Aythorpe reach their target of 137 for five wickets in 30.3 overs.

S Hamlin bowled well for Dunmow taking 4-47 in 10 overs while Reid chipped in with 1-20.

High Roding got back to winning ways on Saturday, when both the first and second teams were victorious.

The first team overcame Ecko Monarchs & Trojans.

Mel Hussain won the toss and elected to put Ecko into bat and they struggled against some accurate Roding bowling and only Vann (66), scored a worthwhile innings.

Ecko totalled 149 off their 45 overs the last man being run out attempting to reach 150 for extra batting points.

Mark Gallop took 5-22, while Darren Bennett took 2-25. Ryan Palmer and Simon Sargent took one wicket apiece.

Both Roding openers went cheaply, and they were followed by Hussain and Matthew Everitt. At this point Roding were 60-4 after 23 overs.

Jeff Clarke and Matthew Hammond batted doggedly to see Roding home by six wickets in the 38th over. Clarke batted excellently for 89 not out, and he was backed up by Hammond who also was not out for 23.

Hunt took two wickets and Walsh and Habib took the other two.

On Saturday High Roding host against Springfield.

The seconds had an excellent victory away at Essendon winning by 17 runs.

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