Fourth XI Premier Division

Already relegated Chingford Fourths were left frustrated as they missed the opportunity to pick up just a second win of the season after being held to a draw by ten-man Brentwood Fourths.

Even victory would not have lifted Chingford off the bottom following a miserable season but they somehow found themselves on the back foot after the visitors opened up with 197 all out.

A dire batting display saw Chingford forced into damage limitation mode and they eventually secured a draw, Nigel Errington (22) – one of only three players to hit double figures – top scoring in a woeful reply of 83 for nine.

Buckhurst Hill Fourths could only draw at home to Harlow Fourths but their season is over as far as any hopes of promotion or fears of relegation are concerned.

Centuries from both Harlow openers ensured the away side put together a good score of 267 for two after 35.5 overs with Phil Mitchell taking the only wicket.

Buckhurst stuttered in their reply and 80 from Ashley Brand, batting at three, was the highlight in an innings which saw them hold out with 184 for five to draw.

West Essex Thirds went down to a comprehensive seven-wicket loss at Hainault & Clayhall Fourths which leaves them in the bottom two.

Still 21 points from safety, West Essex were all out for a woeful 104 after 35.4 overs. That afforded Hainault the chance to breeze home, hitting the necessary 106 with just three wickets down.

Fourth XI Division One

Fives and Heronians Fourths held Wanstead and Snaresbrook Sixths to a shock draw which does not help the latter’s promotion prospects.

Forty-three points away from a promotion berth, Wanstead removed their hosts for just 207 with Naivedyam Dwivedi snaring three for 34.

The away side then made it to 156 for six before they ran out of time, missing out on 20 points which would have proved in available in the promotion battle.

Oakfield Parkonians Thirds are a win away from promotion after beating Benfleet Thirds by five wickets.

Benfleet were all out for 111 as Ibrahim Iqbal (four for 25) and Nav Kalley (three for 35). Parks then cantered to 114 for five, Inderpreet Bhatia (25 not out) top scoring.