Third XI Premier Division

Centurions Naail Dar and Aryan Gupta helped Wanstead and Snaresbrook Thirds to a crushing 174-run thrashing of Harlow Thirds.

After openers Ben Phillips (37) and Giri Rathakrishnan (36) were removed, Dar (137) and Gupta (101 not out) put on a simply stunning display to steer the away side to a mammoth total of 326 for three before declaring.

And there was a similarly impressive bowling display from Corrie Brand, who finished with figures of six for 56 to tear through the Harlow line-up.

Faheem Aziz snared two for 18 and the home side were all out for just 152 in reply.

Buckhurst Hill Thirds breezed to a six-wicket win at Upminster Thirds following a ruthless bowling display which saw Luke Martin snare four for two.

Upminster were skittled out for a paltry 79 with Martin (four for two) and Ved Patwardhan (two for three) at the centre of a destructive showing with the ball by Buckhurst Hill.

Owen Seagreen was the mainstay of the Buckhurst Hill reply, reaching his half century before being dismissed. That left the rest of the order with little work to do and Buckhurst Hill were home with 83 for four.

Third XI Division One

Toqeer Ahmad hit a superb unbeaten century to carry Wanstead and Snaresbrook Fourths to an eight-wicket demolition of Loughton Thirds.

Electing to bat first, Loughton never got going at the crease and it was only some resilient lower-order hitting from Jonathan Almond (39) and Ewan Risby (34) which enabled them to put up 168 all out.

Dev Patel (five for 60) was particularly destructive and laid the platform for Brand to make an unbeaten 144.

Wanstead got home with eight wickets in hand, posting 172 in reply.

The best efforts of Nishant Varshney with the ball were not enough to prevent Chingford Thirds losing by four wickets at Colchester and East Essex Thirds.

The visitors were far from impressive with the bat, although Ameetab Ashok’s knock of 43 proved the exception.

Further down the order Howard Nicholson (53) and Jack Bassett (24) laid on some runs but Chingford folded to 178 all out.

Colchester made heavy weather of chasing down that total but eventually did so in the 47th over, reaching 179 for six despite the best efforts of Varshney (three for 38).

South Woodford Thirds just missed out on salvaging something at home to Ilford Thirds, instead going down by just three runs.

Batting first, Ilford put on 254 for six. And that target was within South Woodford’s sight when they lost their final wicket four runs short of victory.

Third XI Division Two

Ten-man Fives and Heronians Thirds picked up an unlikely three-wicket win at Old Southendian and Southchurch Thirds.

With a full complement Southendian reached 255 for five before opting to declare. An unbeaten ton from Colin Davies provided the mainstay of the innings, with Aqeel Ilias (two for 50) the most effective bowler for the away side.

R Allum retaliated with 94 for Fives and a knock of 50 from Nick Canacott proved integral to the win as the guests got home with 258 for seven.

Third XI Division Three

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Fifths cruised to a 123-run win over Loughton Fourths thanks to a fine five-for from Peter Apps.

Batting first, Wanstead put on a good score of 238 for three before opting to declare. Alan Lord (82) and Manvir Gakhal (74) were at the centre of that tally, with 34 extras enhancing the home side’s total.

And the ruthless bowling of Apps (five for 25) meant Loughton were never in contention. Neal Jani (24) top scored and as the middle order collapsed, it was left to the tail to bat out the final throes of the visitors’ innings.

Brandon Lord finished Loughton off, taking two for 36.

Stubborn West Essex Thirds held on to claim a draw at Westcliff on Sea Thirds.

Westcliff had posted a respectable 249 for three before opting to declare and that decision almost paid off.

The hosts then worked their way through the West Essex line-up but the away side fought hard to clinch a draw; Colin Baxter’s 52 not out the highlight in a total of 194 for nine.

South Woodford Thirds held out for a draw at home to Hainault and Clayhall Fourths as time ran out in their pursuit of victory.

Set a total of 242 for six (declared) to chase, South Woodford were on 217 for nine when time ran out after 43 overs.

Woodford Green Thirds were roundly beaten by Walthamstow Thirds, losing by seven wickets at home.

All out for 181, Woodford Green had left themselves with a sizeable task and never looked like restricting their guests, who sealed the win with a score of 182 for three.

Fourth XI Premier Division

A poor batting display paved the way for a comprehensive seven-wicket defeat by Chingford Fourths at home to Chelmsford Fifths.

Chingford were poor with the bat and only Carey Hartborne (39) got going as the home side opened the batting.

Opener Michael Blake (20) was the hosts’ second-highest scorer and inevitably, Chingford were removed for a lowly 141.

Chelmsford attacked that total with relish and were home and dry after hitting 142 for three.

Buckhurst Hill Fourths held out for a draw at home to Upminster Fifths as they chased down the visitors’ sizeable total.

Rafe Smallman (92) and Calum Jack (78) were the protagonists for Upminster, who put up a good score of 284 for three from 49 overs.

Isuru Gama (54) and Deep Chauhan (67) got the Buckhurst Hill reply off on an assured footing but the wickets began to tumble after the pair were accounted for.

Euan Fry (27) and Mark Slatford (27) were both able to add something on top of those knocks and Buckhurst Hill clung on for 227 for nine to secure a share of the spoils.

Fourth XI Division One

Fives and Heronians Fourths were punished for a poor batting display against Shenfield Fourths in a five-wicket defeat.

Both sides were a man short and Fives, batting first, were only able to reach 116 before being bowled out by their visitors. Alex Williams led the way with an unbeaten 36.

And Shenfield were able to wrap up the win with 28.1 overs bowled, hitting the winning mark of 117 for five, even after Nathan Placks had clinched two for 14.

Oakfield Parkonians Thirds strolled to a nine-wicket home win over Orsett Fourths with Sifth Ali’s bowling playing an important part in claiming the points.

Orsett’s under-par total of 117 all out was never going to be enough and the bowling of Ali (two for nine) and Jonathan Balakumar (three for 13) was particularly effective.

Teerath Diocee led the reply with an unbeaten 57 and paired with Ronan Karuna (20), Parks got home with a total of 118 for one.