Third XI Premier Division

Jayden Rising and James Fitzgerald combined to great effect for Wanstead and Snaresbrook Thirds to clinch the wickets which helped seal an eight-wicket trouncing of Hainault and Clayhall Thirds.

Visitors Hainault opted to bat first after winning the toss but were unable to build any partnerships of note with the bat and were subsequently removed for 111.

Rising (three for 22) and Fitzgerald (three for 34) starred with the ball for the hosts to strangle the Hainault attack to great effect.

In reply, Corrie Brand (39) and Bilal Patel (34) put on the two highest knocks to reach 113 for the loss of just two wickets.

The best bowling efforts of John Chipperfield Junior were not enough as Buckhurst Hill Thirds lost by just 15 runs at home to Chelmsford Thirds.

Chipperfield was irresistible as he ripped through the Chelmsford line-up to finish with figures of six for 39 and record four maidens in his 15-over spell.

He was ably-assisted by Ash Mohammed, who returned four for 38 from 14.4 overs, including two maidens.

With Chelmsford out for 156, Buckhurst Hill were optimistic of victory. But they flattered to deceive with the bat and Daniel Isaacs (34 not out) top scored in a meagre total of 141.

Third XI Division One

Jonty Burah helped himself to six wickets as South Woodford Thirds were held to a draw at Loughton Thirds.

The hosts made an encouraging start after being invited to bat first, with Shoaib Shah (64) and Shyam Kharva (39) putting on good scores.

However, the runs soon dried up and the wickets tumbled as Burah found his groove. Sam Gooding chipped in with a late 60 and the home side finished all out on 217.

South Woodford needed a big knock from Farham Salahudeen (82), at four, to get their innings going but it failed to ignite and the visitors clung on to draw with 212 for nine.

A mean spell with the ball by Toqeer Ahmad saw Wanstead and Snaresbrook Fourths to a two-wicket success at Ilford Thirds.

Ahmad conceded just one run from his four-over stint, helping himself to two wickets as the visitors were skittled out for 139.

A half-century from Shoab Iqbal laid the foundations for Wanstead, who made heavy work of reaching 143 for eight to make sure of the points.

Chingford Thirds picked up their first win of the season after sneaking a seven-run win away at Upminster Fourths, moving off the bottom of the table in the process.

Removed for 118, Chingford were protecting a precarious total when they returned to bowl.

However, the visitors were in fine fettle with the ball and accounted for their hosts for just 111 to clinch a maiden win.

Third XI Division Two

Fives and Heronians Thirds sealed their second win of the season by breezing past Harlow Town Thirds by seven wickets.

Visitors Harlow won the toss but soon regretted their decision to bat first as they were easily dismissed for just 115.

Fives ensured the 20 points by getting home with 116 for three from just 28.3 overs.

Third XI Division Three

A dismal batting display saw Loughton Fourths thrashed by an enormous 247 runs at home to Westcliff-on-Sea Thirds.

Neil Harvey (96) and Stephen Johnson (104) sent the Loughton fielders scrambling all over the park, with Lynn Ninan (four for 60) the only bowler to claim a wicket.

Chasing 300 for four, Loughton were always up against it but made a feeble attempt to hold out for the draw and were instead skittled out for a paltry 53, with only three batsmen reaching double figures.

South Woodford Fourths found a resilient Hutton Fourths in their way and were denied victory in a match where they hit twice as many runs as their opponents.

Big knocks from Archie Madden (64), Nabil Shah (65) and Qasim Shah (66) looked to have set South Woodford on their way to victory as they declared on 301 for nine.

However, they had not counted on such dogged batting from Hutton, who displayed fine tail-order resistance to snatch a draw with a total of 139 for nine.

Bikram Singh (three for 28) and Zaighan Hashmi (two for 26) returned the best figures for South Woodford.

Fourth XI Division One

Oakfield Parkonians Thirds were left frustrated as they were held to a draw at a stubborn Billericay Fourths side.

Given first use of the batting track, Parks made a strong start as Alan Bouquet (52) and Teerath Diocee (47) found their rhythm.

And the runs continued to flow freely through the middle order as Ryan Karuna (33) and Gurmit Bhatia (35) got in on the act too. However, the tail failed to wag and the visitors were dismissed for 230.

Billericay were well off the pace in reply but still did enough to cling on for a draw as they held out with 100 for eight.

Anuj Tewari (four for 41) starred with the ball while Inderpreet Bhatia took two for 13. 
Fives and Heronians Fourths conceded against Benfleet Thirds.

Fourth XI Division Three

Oakfield Parkonians Fourths stubbornly held out for a draw at home to Harold Wood Fifths, with Vijay Vijayanathan making a half-century.

Put into bat, Harold Wood scored 205 for eight in their allotted 50 overs and were restricted by a tight seven-over spell from Nicholas Weekes, who snared four for 26.

Thomas Varnes took two for 30, leaving Oakfield Parkonians in an encouraging position from which to attempt to outscore their visitors.

However, it did not pan out that way and after opener Shahid Khan (35) was caught, their chances of victory rapidly diminished.

Vijayanathan made an unbeaten 57 at number six but the staying power from those around him left much to be desired and Parks were soon forced into defensive action, securing a draw with a total of 181 for seven.