Wanstead Thirds comprehensively beaten at Upminster Thirds (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Wanstead and Snaresbrook were comprehensively beaten by Upminster Thirds on Saturday, losing by eight wickets
Third XI Premier Division
Wanstead and Snaresbrook Thirds fell to a comprehensive eight-wicket defeat at Upminster Thirds.
Put into bat, the visitors made 131 before being removed.
In reply, Upminster lost just two wickets in reaching a winning total of 132.
South Woodford Thirds were made to pay for a poor batting display as they lost by nine wickets at home to Shenfield Thirds.
Vishal Parmar (30) was one of only two batsmen to make double figures, with Lee Gumble contributing 11 runs to a meagre total of 74 all out.
Chris Chapman tore into the South Woodford line-up, taking five for 33, whilst Adam Winder claimed three for 18.
The visitors lost just one wicket on route to a winning total of 78; Danny Hazle top-scoring with an unbeaten 49.
Douglas Maxwell hit an unbeaten century as Woodford Wells Thirds lost to Brentwood Thirds.
Batting first, Wells started strongly with Mark Webb hitting 54, including nine fours and three sixes.
However, only Albert Morgan (49) at four made a sizeable addition to the total, as the hosts were removed for 185.
George Wingrove had joy with the ball late on, taking two for six.
Douglas (110) and Andrew Maxwell (47) then put on a stand of 157 for the opening wicket, putting Brentwood well on their way to a winning total of 188.
Buckhurst Hill Thirds were thrashed by 128 runs at Chelmsford Thirds.
Jack Moss (81) and Roberto Hayto (75) were the protagonists for Chelmsford, who finished on 279 for four.
The Buckhurst reply was disappointing, with Joe Aylott (75) single-handedly dragging the visitors to 151 all out.
Third XI Division One
Aman Ali took five wickets to help Wanstead and Snaresbrook Fourths to a five-wicket win over Upminster Fourths.
Having won the toss, visitors Upminster struggled to create any momentum and were bowled out for 110.
Third man in, Alex Mitchell, hit 41 to top score for the away side.
Ali (five for 31) and Sahil Prabhakar (three for ten) effectively restricted the visitors to a low score.
Wanstead struggled initially before 54 from Muhammed Arish eased the hosts to 111 for five.
Karim Govani excelled for Upminster but his figures of five for ten were in vain.
Soulat Ali took five Fives and Heronians Thirds wickets to ease Harlow Thirds to a seven-wicket win.
Hosts Fives saw all but one batsman score but only one move beyond 20 runs in a disappointing batting display.
Hadder Bukhari (44) top-scored as the hosts were dismissed for 169.
The visitors made light work of chasing down the target set for them, Ali (46 not out) impressed with the bat too, helping Harlow to 172 for three.
Chingford Thirds lost by nine wickets at Southend-on-Sea EMT following a poor batting display.
Dismissed for a paltry 68, Chingford could only claim one wicket as Southend reached 69 with ease.
Third XI Division Two
Eighty-six from S. Sajid helped West Essex Thirds hold out for a draw at Gidea Park and Romford Thirds.
The hosts were in a ruthless mood with the bat; James Patient (66), Ron Montgomery (61) and Ammar Zahid (62) building a steady foundation.
Gidea Park could not maintain the run rate and closed on 255 for five, though, Paul Griffiths claiming four 85.
Sajid’s knock of 86 provided the mainstay of the West Essex innings, as the visitors closed on 132 for six.
Usman Maqbool took two wickets for 16 for the hosts.
Third XI Divison Three
South Woodford Fourths beat Old Southendian and Southchurch Thirds by four wickets.
P. Smith was Southendian’s tormentor, finishing with four for 20 as the hosts were removed for 137.
In reply, the visitors reached 139 with four wickets in hand, F. Jawd (63) top-scoring.
Fourth XI Premier Division
A knock of 108 from Amir Khan guided Chingford Fourths to a 70-run win at home to Upminster Fifths.
Khan’s score led the way for the hosts, who were removed for 181 thanks to Kevin Roome’s five for six.
Upminster never looked like threatening the hosts’ total after their openers were dismissed and 42 from Michael Larke came too late.
Nishant Varshney (four for 21) and Howard Nicholson (three for eight) took apart the visitors’ attack.
Joshua Carr took five for 34 in Woodford Green Thirds’ eight-wicket win at Benfleet Thirds.
Put into bat, Benfleet stumbled to 124 all out, with Russell Sullivan their 27-run top scorer.
Carr (five for 34) and Gobind Rehsi (three for 19) finished with the best figures for Woodford.
The visitors hit 128 for the loss of just two wickets to claim the win; Nic Bruce (68 not out) top scoring.
Buckhurst Hill Fourths held on to draw with Chelmsford Fifths.
Visitors Chelmsford started strongly, with their opening four batsmen putting up the bulk of their 208.
Tahir Khan and Barry Clayden each hit 56, before the visitors declared six wickets down.
Naomal Wijesooriya (62) opened strongly but the runs flowed far from freely as Buckhurst were removed for 196.
Andrew Shepherd was the star man with the ball, taking five for 74.
Fourth XI Division Two
A poor batting display saw Epping Thirds thumped by eight wickets against Old Southendian and Southchurch Fourths.
The hosts were grateful to Saleem Raza (33) as they limped to 133 before being bowled out.
Avinaash Ganeshalingham was the most effective bowler, taking three for 32.
Ninety-six from Mo Hamza eased Old Southendian to their target with eight wickets in hand.
Fourth XI Division Three
Nav Kalley’s five-wicket haul helped Oakfield Parkonians Fourths win by three wickets against Southend on Sea EMT Fourths.
Kalley (five for 23) and Thomas Varnes (four for 23) played key roles in reducing the visitors to 127 all out.
Forty runs came in the form of extras, whilst Roy Thomas top-scored for Southend with 35 runs.
Sixty-three from Tariq Jameel provided the ideal start for Parks, who struggled on their way to 129 for seven.
Russell Ward took four for 38 but could only delay the inevitable.
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