Clean sweep for Goresbrook
PUBLISHED: 08:42 11 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:42 11 May 2015
Barking beat Scintilla in derby
Goresbrook enjoyed wins in all four of their Mid-Essex League matches on the second weekend of the new season.
The firsts bounced back from their Premier Division defeat against Thurrock to beat Burnham by 155 runs, with Israel Ochwo picking up six wickets in the triumph.
The second string chased down a small target of 81 against Broomfield after a few scares, as Lawrence Walsh held his nerve late on, while the thirds eased to a nine-wicket success against Tillingham after dismissing their rivals cheaply.
And the fourth team completed the perfect day with a two-wicket win at Great Baddow, chasing 185, thanks to a club record partnership.
Ricci Parnell struck in the first over, but Owen Elsom saw three good chances put down at the other end.
Tommy Puncher nabbed a brace before Adi Kumar and Martin Rooke also had success to reduce Baddow to 55-5.
But the home side recovered as Jon Pyle and Rowan Clark hit half-centuries to lead them to 185-6 at the end of their 40 overs.
Brook were soon in trouble in reply, losing their first six wickets cheaply.
Keith Maund and Billy Parnell began a rebuilding job, but at 83-8 Brook looked well out of it.
Elsom and Ricci Parnell had other ideas, though, and made good use of a short boundary on one side of the ground.
Parnell brought up his fifty in 48 balls, taking 14 from one over, and was unbeaten on 75 after two sixes and 10 fours at the finish.
Elsom added a club best 27 not out, including four fours, as their unbroken 105-run stand surpassed the previous ninth-wicket best of 78 set by Dave Whisker and Lee Wilkinson against Noak Hill Taverners in 2003.
Barking got the better of defending champions Scintilla in their Essex County League Premier Division derby.
They were in trouble at 23-4, but captain Ehsan Afzal led the recovery with a fine knock of 71 and Omar Khan (35) and Saeed (22) gave support.
Barking were eventually dismissed for 186, with Abul Hasib and Hassan Rony both taking 3-38.
Mudassar Saddique then bowled a superb spell of 9-2-16-5 as Scintilla struggled in reply.
Imran Jony (32) was the only batsman to make much impact as Imran Butt came into the attack and took 4-8, including a second successive hat-trick against Scintilla, to wrap up a crushing 121-run victory.
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