Third XI Premier Division

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Thirds were also beaten by the rain as their tussle with Chelmsford Thirds ended after just 31 overs.

Corrie Brand (one for 23) and Jayden Rising (one for 31) had both made breakthroughs for visitors Wanstead when the game was abandoned; Chelmsford posting 137 for two in a strong start.

Third XI Division One

Danny Mead’s half-century proved in vain as Wanstead and Snaresbrook Fourths saw their game at home to Southend-on-Sea Fourths lost to the weather.

Having won the toss, Wanstead opted to make first use of the batting track and began brightly. Mead (55) and Barney Mead (27) made an encouraging start with the bat which was built upon by Toqeer Ahmad (40).

Jay Williams (27), David Sacree (41) and Sayyad Rizvi (42 not out) scored well in the middle order, helping boost Wanstead’s total to 254 for nine before they opted to declare.

In the event, the decision to declare mattered little as the weather ultimately dictated the outcome.

However, once the Southend innings got underway, neither Rizvi (zero for 17) and Sahil Prabhakar (zero for 13) were unable to make the breakthrough in nine overs as rain saw the tie abandoned with the visitors on 32 without loss.

Nine overs of the South Woodford Thirds’ innings were all that could be bowled as their clash at home to Upminster Fourths was ruined by the downfall.

Inserted, the away side saw opener Nathan Smith (61) open well, although Alfie Smith (12) alongside him became the first victim of the impressive Farhan Salahudeen (four for 42).

Salahudeen snared three further wickets and was ably assisted by Jonty Brush (three for 53).

Despite the success of those two, good lower-order hitting from Steve Limn (21), Oliver White (20) and Josh Lamont (43) carried Upminster to a total of 244 all out from 48 overs.

In reply, Ali Khan (22 not out) had been getting into his rhythm – less so Bush (0) and Muhammad Imran (5) – when rain began to fall and the game was abandoned with South Woodford having put up 41 for three in reply.

Hammad Malik’s 90 was but a footnote as Loughton Thirds saw their meeting at Colchester and East Essex Thirds ended by the weather.

Invited to bat first after losing the toss, Loughton made an unspectacular start through Ali Pasha (25) and Shyam Kharva (10).

Bradley Ormsby (10) and Michael Bridges (6) both fell cheaply before Malik came to the crease and inspired an impressive turnaround by hitting 90.

Riki Laird (36) and Jonathan Almond (46 not out) chipped in by making decent scores before Loughton elected to declare on 230 for six after 40.2 overs.

However, the Colchester reply never even began as the heavens opened.

Chingford Thirds remain in the relegation zone after their clash with Ilford Thirds was abandoned due to the weather.

Opting to open the batting after winning the toss, visitors Ilford made a menacing start as opener Hamza Muhammad bludgeoned his way to 129, hitting 12 fours and seven sixes before finally being halted by Ross Simmons (one for 56).

Harsh Kumar (50) and Nikhil Parmar (51) then got in on the act to lift Ilford’s total up to 270 for three before they declared after 42.4 overs.

Chingford were given limited opportunity to reply though, with their innings cut short after just 4.1 overs and with 21 runs on the board.

Third XI Division Two

Fives and Heronians Thirds were denied by the weather as their encounter at Wickford Thirds was halted by a downpour.

The visitors had enjoyed minimal success with the ball as Jack McCarthy (84 not out) and Darren Windeatt (80 not out) supplied the runs to carry Wickford to 214 for two before declaring.

Indeed, only Aqeel Ilias (one for 35) and R. Allum (one for 57) had even made breakthroughs.

Andre Byfield (42 not out) top-scored for Fives in reply, with their innings cut short after 13.5 overs and with 65 runs on the board.

Third XI Division Three

Matt Trim’s 84 for Woodford Green Thirds was forgotten as his side’s game with South Woodford Fourths fell foul of the weather.

Trim and opening partner Anthony Stewart (28) set the tone for a good innings for the home side, who had been inserted after losing the toss.

The runs continued to flow freely throughout Woodford Green’s innings and even after Trim and Stewart had both been removed, Darren Mendel (31 not out) and Sam Davies (28) sought to continue their good work in the middle.

Despite the best efforts of Bikram Singh (three for 26), Woodford Green put up a total of 238 for seven before deciding to declare.

That decision made no difference in the end as the South Woodford innings was cut short after just 2.4 overs.

Umar Mughal’s (0) was the only wicket to fall as the visitors finished on 21 for one.

Loughton Fourths remain perched just above the relegation zone after their trip to Hutton Fourths ended in an abandonment.

Hutton, opting to bat first after winning the toss, made a faltering start and lost Ian Harris (3) and Cameron Tredgett (17) following below-par knocks.

However, Max Cotton (75) and Darren Howard (66) made strong contributions and salvaged the innings to reach 205 for four before declaring.

But the weather intervened at that point and the teams failed to return as the game was cut short.

Paul Griffiths’ five-for meant little as West Essex Thirds saw their game at Stanford Le Hope abandoned thanks to the weather.

The home side won the toss and elected to open the batting, making a good start through Robert Pearn (41) and James Pearn (45).

Griffiths (five for 35) did his best to stem the flow and Stanford eventually declared on 202 for seven.

West Essex never had the chance to get going in reply, with the rain ending their innings on 26 for one after 7.3 overs.

Fourth XI Premier Division

Buckhurst Hill Fourths were robbed of the opportunity to chase down Chelmsford Fifths’ meagre total by the rain.

Jack Campion (50) made the only score of note in a well below-par total of 114 all out for Chelmsford, who were accounted for after 34.3 overs.

Buckhurst Hill were struggling to make inroads on that target though, and when the rain finally ended play at 4.45pm, they found themselves on 62 for six after 21 overs.

Noamal Wijesooriya (25) and Ashley Brand (10) top-scored for Buckhurst Hill.

Chingford Fourths conceded their game at Harold Wood Fourths 24 hours beforehand, losing five points in the process.

Fourth XI Division One

Fives and Heronians Fourths’ wait for their maiden win shows little sign of abating after the weather denied them a shot at victory against Orsett Fourths.

Having won the toss and decided to bat first, Fives were promptly removed for a low total of 108 after 36.5 overs.

Chris Rotsey (27) top-scored to leave Fives facing a struggle to defend their lightweight total.

But the weather had its say and the Orsett reply was cut off after 12.3 overs at 40 for two.

Steve Allen had claimed two for eight for Fives.