Rory helps High Roding earn rewards
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High Roding had a two-wicket win at bottom club Rayleigh with an over to spare in Mid-Essex League Division One.
They claimed four early wickets, only to rue some dropped catches as the home side recovered to reach 206-7.
Rory Burns, Freddie Burns and Amit Tulasker took two wickets each and Roding were in a bit of trouble at 100-5 in reply.
Steve Molloy made 30, before Rory Burns (76) and Richard Pilcher (23) shared a vital stand and Angus Burns chipped in.
Needing eight runs from the last two overs, Roding saw Tulasker hit a boundary to see them to their target ahead of a trip to Burnham this weekend.
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The seconds had their best win of the season against Little Mundon at Great Canfields.
They slipped to 38-3, before 15-year-olds Harry Olerenshaw and William shared a good stand to help post a total of 234-9.
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A young bowling attack then destroyed the Mundon top order to claim a 90-run win.
George Haddon and Sam South nabbed braces, while Mukkarram finished with 3-13 for Roding, who host Sawbridgeworth on Saturday.
*Aythorpe Roding lost in the last over of their thrilling Premier Division match against Rainham, after making 186-8.
They fell to 15-3, before Paul Gravatt (44) and Graham Milbank (72) put on 118 in 22 overs.
Rainham found the Aythorpe attack in good form with Neil Culleton taking 5-30 and Jack Stevens nabbing 3-64.
But captain Jas Hothi (50 not out) saw his side to a one-wicket win with three balls to spare and defeat left Aythorpe fourth ahead of a trip to leaders Springfield.
*Dunmow saw their four-game winning run ended by Brockley in Two Counties Division Two.
They made a poor start and were 74-4, before James Reid (59) battled back with the returning Nick Kesingland (22).
But wickets continued to fall and, despite a late flurry from Josh Rix (26), they were all out for 171 after 43 overs.
Brockley’s openers put on 48 for the first wicket, before Matt Gibson made a breakthrough.
A 95-run stand for the second wicket was ended by a run out, after good work from Joe Gallant, and a third wicket fell before Brockley reached their target.
The seconds made 237-9 against Colchester Cavaliers, as captain Ryan Johnson hit an unbeaten 134, and won by 15 runs for a fifth straight victory to stay top.