Third XI Premier Division

Buckhurst Hill Thirds ensured they were not dragged down in an unlikely turn of events by picking up a 39-run home win over Upminster Thirds.

Sixth and 23 points clear of the relegation zone, Hill knew they were long shots for the drop but ensured their top-flight status with minimal fuss.

Skipper Ash Mohammed led from the front with a knock of 50 but the rest of the order failed to follow that example and stuttered en-route to a total of 156 all out.

Daniel Parkinson and Sulosan Thiru chipped in with 19 apiece whilst Owen Seagreen, batting at eight, matched that score to help push the home side’s total up.

But the bowling unit came to the rescue with John Chipperfield Junior’s return of six for 32 stealing the show.

Chipperfield, along with Mohammed (four for 55) made the, worked in tandem to restrict the visitors to 117 all out and wrap up the win for the hosts.

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Thirds were beaten by 69 runs at home to Harlow Thirds following a poor batting performance.

Chasing 187 all out, Wanstead could only muster 118 and were accounted for by the 33rd over.

Woodford Wells Thirds clinched a six-wicket home win over Shenfield Thirds but promotion has eluded them nonetheless.

Thirty-three points off the promotion place, Wells were left to rue what might have been even after securing a win in their final fixture of the campaign.

Shenfield opened the batting but after a start which saw opener Jack Orwell made 67, Deepak Sinha (four for 68) began to take charge.

All out for 233 with Mark Webb (two for 31) contributing, Shenfield were undone by the fine work of Paul Murphy (85 not out) and Iain Wilson (50 not out) in the middle order.

Opener Harry Ellis had made 47 and between those three enough runs were scored to get Wells up to 238 for four to secure the win.

Third XI Division One

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Fourths have been promoted as champions following a spectacular ten-wicket triumph at Loughton Fourths.

Chasing 125 all out, visiting Wanstead strolled to the requisite 127 without loss.

South Woodford Thirds clinched have clinched promotion with a five-wicket victory at Ilford Thirds.

Set 145 to chase by Ilford, South Woodford reached the necessary 146 with five wickets to spare after just 27 overs.

Thirds XI Division Two

Fives and Heronians Thirds avoided the drop after a picking 100-run win at home to Old Southendian and Southchurch.

A 12-point buffer between themselves and the relegation zone proved enough for Fives in the end, having gone into the final weekend as one of four teams who could have slipped into Division Three.

However, they were victorious and after putting up 204 thanks to Nick Canacott’s 42, removed their visitors for just 104.

Third XI Division Three

South Woodford Fourths put in an abysmal batting display and were duly crushed by ten wickets at home to Hainault & Clayhall Fourths.

All out for just 30, Woodford could not prevent their visitors racing to 35 without loss to secure an easy 20 points.

Woodford Green Thirds missed out on promotion at the least after a devastating six-wicket defeat at direct promotion rivals Walthamstow Thirds.

Green were all out for 161 with contributions from Chirag Trivedi (39) and Mitul Bhatt (34) the highlights for the away side.

That score looked on the light side and so it proved as the hosts breezed to 162, losing just four wickets en-route to what could be a crucial victory.