Dunmow end term in style

Matthew Gibson. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Matthew Gibson. Picture by Jamie Pluck - Credit: Archant

A seven-wicket home win for Dunmow over Ipswich & East Suffolk rounded off their Two Counties League Division Two season in style on Saturday as they finished fourth in the table.

Dunmow bowled first and Matt Gibson (2-19) soon claimed his 42nd and 43rd wickets of the term.

James Reid (1-34) claimed his first 1st XI wicket for four years to leave the visitors 50-3 after 15 overs.

Barry Sewell then took up the attack and claimed 5-45.

Steve Hamlin bagged 2-56 and moved to 30 wickets for the season as the visitors made a total of 164.

Dunmow adapted their batting order to give them the best chance of chasing the runs quickly with rain threatening, sending in Nick Kesingland with regular opener Tom Pierson-McGeorge.

Kesingland blasted 65 from 27 balls and Joe Gallant, who had arrived at the crease following the departure of Pierson-McGeorge (16), also played aggressively to make a rapid 29.

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The final act was left to skipper Paul Reid, playing in his final match as skipper after six years at the helm, as he hit the winning runs in only the 17th over.

Dunmow 2nds also secured a victory in their final game.

Chasing 109 to win against Eight Ash Green, the only side to inflict defeat on them this season, they claimed the win for the loss of only four wickets.

Sam Bush made 51 for Dunmow.