Roding stun leaders in dramatic victory

PUBLISHED: 15:22 13 June 2007 | UPDATED: 21:43 29 May 2010

Alan Fairley Clarke in action for High Roding on Saturday

Alan Fairley Clarke in action for High Roding on Saturday

High Roding Cricket Club secured a dramatic victory on Saturday, scoring the run they needed from the last ball against table toppers Hatfield Peverel in the Mid-Essex League Premier Division. Peverel batted first and were soon in trouble as Mark Gallop

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High Roding Cricket Club secured a dramatic victory on Saturday, scoring the run they needed from the last ball against table toppers Hatfield Peverel in the Mid-Essex League Premier Division.

Peverel batted first and were soon in trouble as Mark Gallop took the first three wickets for few runs.

This brought Bird and Garrett together, and these two soon forged a worthwhile partnership of almost 100. Bird was out on 53, while Garrett was undefeated on 87 when their innings finally came to a halt at 188-8.

Pick of the bowlers was Mark Gallop who took 3-49 and Jeff Clarke 4-38.

Mel Hussain's run of bad form continued when he was caught for seven in the fourth over.

Allan Fairlie-Clarke and Jeff Clarke managed to pull the innings around, before AFC was out caught for 45 and Jeff Clarke followed shortly afterwards run out by a direct hit.

Matt Hammond managed to score 16, but as the last over was played Roding were on 175-8, and the target seemed impossible to reach.

Darren Bennett was run out on the first ball, and Simon Sargent replaced him at the stumps. The second ball was a no ball and a run was also taken, which brought Mark Gallop on strike.

The next ball was dispatched for six, and then two more boundaries followed. This meant Roding needed a run off the very last ball.

The Peverel fielders gathered around the bat to stop the single, but the ball was again hit to the boundary to give Roding the victory.

On Saturday High Roding visit Stock, 1.30 start.

High Roding seconds carried on their winnings ways with a victory away at Much Hadham.

Much Hadham batted first and scored 160-5, but Roding reached their target with the loss of five wickets to remain at the top of the table.

On Saturday they host Elsenham, 1.30 start.

High Roding Sunday side came out on top in their National Village Knock-Out Semi-Final against Tuddenham St Mary.

Roding posted a decent total of 279-4 off 40 overs with Tuddenham only reaching 224-8.

Aythorpe Roding picked themselves up from last week's defeat against High Roding and pulled off an excellent victory over Springfield on Saturday by seven wickets.

Springfield, batting first, had their lower order batsmen to thank for their score of 142 in 43.4 overs with A Tyler hitting 34, A Hannam 18, A Pattana 11 and D Ellis 10 not out.

Earlier Jimmy Symonds (28) and J Canmol (13) scored useful runs.

Andy Clarke claimed 3-41 in 12 overs, Neil Culleton 3-24 in 9.4 overs, Graham Milbank 2-21 in 12 overs and Joe Grant and Matt Reeve took a wicket each.

Paul Gravatt (25) and Richard Dunmow (34), got Aythorpe off to a good start, but it was left to Clarke (46 no) and Steve Simmonds (14 no) to guide Aythorpe to victory, ending on 145-3 in 32.2 overs.

Aythorpe Roding travel to Hatfield Peverel on Saturday, 1.30pm start.

Aythorpe seconds defeated Hockley III by 18 runs on Saturday.

They hosts Bluehouse seconds this weekend, 1.30pm start.

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