Herts and Essex League Divison Four

High Beach Seconds set a number of club records with a 274-run win at Hockerill Seconds.

The visitors lost the toss and were put into bat, a decision which the hosts quickly regretted once Reece Hanna got going.

Hanna smashed 12 sixes on his way to a club record score of 224, with opening partner Christopher Kent reaching 81.

When the pair were eventually dismissed, High Beach were on an imposing score of 310.

Danny Hanna – older brother of Reece – then came to the crease and was bowled for a duck before the visitors finished on 340 for five – a club record total.

A shell-shocked Hockerill were then skittled for just 66, with Ed Lawson the hosts’ high-scorer with 23.

Gurdeep Farma took three for eight to round off a comprehensive victory for High Beach.

Division One

Steve Ward fell four runs short of a century as Ilford Catholic won by 138 runs at home to Hockerill.

Ed Tooth (39) and Ward (96) provided the foundations of a solid innings for the hosts before being dismissed by Matthew Brady (two for 17).

Vince Mulholland (40) and Abas Saleem (28) made important contributions to the total as hosts Ilford closed on a good score of 242 for five.

Simon Foster assisted Brady with the ball, taking two for 51.

Hockerill never got going in response, losing openers A.Jagedo (7) and Luke Dewey (6) cheaply.

Sean Lemon (2) and Bradley Francis (7) also struggled before Joe Hogg (28) and Adam Commercial (30) finally struck some telling shots.

Saleem took an impressive four for 12 and was supported by Mullholland, who took two for six, recording five maidens in his eight overs.

The win leaves Ilford second to Stansted.