Fourth XI Premier Division

Bottom-of-the-pile Chingford Fourths picked up their first win of the season, cruising to a nine-wicket triumph at Buckhurst Hill Fourths.

Hill won the toss and elected to bat, a decision they were made to regret by the stingy bowling of Stan Wooliscroft, who took five for 17 from eight overs and recorded three maidens.

All out for just 128, Chingford batted like a side top of the table rather than bottom and got home by losing just one wicket.

Jamil Akhtar (75 not out), Michael Blake (23) and Nigel Errington (28 not out) supplied the runs for the strugglers, who still face a real fight to avoid the drop.

Fourth XI Division One

Ten-man Fives and Heronians Fourths were sent to a 59-run defeat by nine-man Benfleet.

Bottom of the table with four games to play, Fives are now 99 points from safety and have yet to win a single match in the league.

Having restricted their visitors to 148 in 34 overs thanks to the bowling of Uriel Duncan, who took five for 27, the hosts could only put up a woeful 89 in reply.

Duncan top scored with a lowly 15 and that fact was indicative of an appalling innings which was ended after 34 overs and comfortably short of victory.

Second-placed Oakfield Parkonians Thirds tripped up in their promotion push, losing by five wickets at home to Billericay Fourths.

Parks opened the batting after being inserted but more a far-from-ideal start through Haaris Shah (13) and Shane Vamadevan (17).

Usman Rafiq (29) and Pranav Khetia (27) attempted to bolster the Oakfield score but could only help the home side to a below-par total of 167 all out.

Nav Kalley clinched two wickets for 27 as Parks attempted to bowl out their guests but the away side got home thanks to Steven Laen-Gay’s 93, making it to 168 for five after 37.1 overs.