Roding take Stock and move second

PUBLISHED: 13:03 23 August 2007 | UPDATED: 21:46 29 May 2010

Orban Holdgate and Mel Hussain on the run – Pics: Sarah Lucy Brown

Orban Holdgate and Mel Hussain on the run - Pics: Sarah Lucy Brown

High Roding moved up to second spot in the Mid-Essex Cricket League Premier Division with an emphatic victory over Stock on Saturday. Both teams were missing personnel with Roding fielding two 14-year-olds, but the hosts got the result they needed to kee

Jeff Clarke batting for High Roding on Saturday

High Roding moved up to second spot in the Mid-Essex Cricket League Premier Division with an emphatic victory over Stock on Saturday.

Both teams were missing personnel with Roding fielding two 14-year-olds, but the hosts got the result they needed to keep the pressure on Aythorpe.

Stock won the toss and put Roding into bat, which wasn't a wise move as the home side quickly rattled up 50 runs off the first five overs.

Travis Hussain was the first to depart followed by Allan Failie-Clarke and Jeff Clarke. Mel Hussain arrived at the crease and once again played a vital innings, although this was the first time he passed three figures in the league.

Young Orban Holdgate showed great promise scoring 12 runs before he was out. Hussain went on to score 119 before getting himself run out in the run chase at the end of the innings.

The lower order perished in the same manner chasing runs with both Anthony Tredgett and Mark Gallop getting stumped. With a difficult wicket that was helping the bowlers a great deal, Roding did well to finish on 268-9 and achieve maximum batting points.

Roding opened the bowling with Mark Gallop at one end and Jeff Clarke bowling at the other and Clarke took two wickets in his first over to put Stock on the back foot.

With Stock reaching 34-4 off the first 10 overs it was an uphill battle with Mark Gallop finishing with magnificent figures of 5-29 and Jeff Clarke 5-45 as the visitors were skittled out for 102.

Roding visit Pegasus and Corringham on Saturday.

High Roding seconds kept up their impressive form with a comprehensive victory at Elsenham at the weekend.

Elsenham only managed 164 in their innings, with Paul Welland (48) and Richard Linney (49), giving Roding another win in their chase for promotion.

Roding seconds host Stansted

on Saturday.

Aythorpe Roding moved closer to the Mid-Essex League Premier Division title after a great victory over fourth placed Hatfield Peverel on Saturday by 99 runs.

Aythorpe batting first reached 213-9 in 45 overs, with Mark Rosewell hitting 65, Andy Clarke (31), Richard Dunmow (24), Neil Culleton (18), Nick Copper (14) and Steve Simmonds (22 no).

Wager had a good bowling spell claiming 4-46 in 10 overs while

Bussel 2-50 in 12 overs and Garret

2-41 from seven overs also bowled well for Hatfield.

In reply Webb (40), Falconer (11), Wager (10 no) and Spooner (19), were the only Peverel batsmen to reach double figures as they posted 114-9 in 45 overs.

Neil Culleton was the pick of the Aythorpe bowlers claiming 5-17 in 12 overs, Andy Clarke took 2-23 in 12 overs, Graham Milbank 1-34 in 10 overs and Joe Grant 0-7 in five overs.

Aythorpe visit Stock on Saturday, 1pm start.

Aythorpe Roding seconds are champions of the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Division 10 following their six wicket victory over a nine man Bluehouse seconds on Saturday.

Batting first, Bluehouse could only reach 82 -8 in 35 overs, with Mullinder (30), and Walsh (29 no), the main scorers.

Sean Darby claimed 4-13 in seven overs and Graham Reeve 2-11 in 12 overs for Aythorpe.

Aythorpe took just 12 overs to reach their target, as Save Brierley (37), and Dave Anderson (40 no), secured victory for Roding, reaching 83-4.

Aythorpe seconds host Galleywood thirds on Saturday.

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