Cricket: Goresbrook get first win of new season

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 June 2018

Kane Messenger of Goresbroo during Goresbrook CC (Bowling)  vs Rainham CC (Batting), T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League Cricket at May & Baker Sports Club on 12th May 2018

Kane Messenger of Goresbroo during Goresbrook CC (Bowling) vs Rainham CC (Batting), T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League Cricket at May & Baker Sports Club on 12th May 2018

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Goresbrook got their first win of the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division season with a fine display against Brookweald.

New-ball duo Kane Messenger (3-36) and Toby Maund (3-29) shone as Shane Barwick and captain Jordan Calverley took two wickets apiece.

And after dismissing the visitors for just 85, Brook saw Kurt Whisker (29 not out) and Calverley (36 not out) seal a nine-wicket victory.

Unbeaten Springfield visit May & Baker on Saturday and Calverley said: “We thought Brookweald would come out to try to hit us out of the park and every so often that strategy works, but most of the time if the bowlers keep their discipline, you can take plenty of wickets.

“It all went to plan and we needed the win, so I can’t fault our bowlers, but we know Springfield aren’t going to give their wickets away.

“We’ll need to attack them with the new ball and try to keep them quiet in the middle overs, but the real key is going to be our batting, we’ve always struggled against their attack, so we’ll need to put that right to have a chance.”

The seconds made it three wins in four with a six-wicket success over Springfield thirds in Division Three.

Under-15 left-armer Pawan Singh (3-27) and off-spinner Brad Winsley (3-26) did most of the damage as the hosts were dismissed for 166.

And captain Aaron Scott (31) got his side off to a good start in reply, before Billy Chapman hit an aggressive 62 and Craig Ivey (37 not out) and Billy Parnell (18 not out) secured victory as Brook moved up to third.

Joe Barwick’s third team lost by nine wickets to Old Southendian in Division Seven, after making 197-7.

Darren Johnson (34), Sam Wood (33), Darren Ivory (42 not out) and Leonard Thoufick (28 not out) all made starts, but Nathan Linfield (104 noot out) and Ross Worsfold (55 not out) made light of the chase.

Owen Elsom (8-2-26-0) escaped relatively unscathed, with Brook still winless.

The fourths won at the third time of asking with a 75-run win over Willow Herbs in Division Nine.

A sparkling 96 from Paul Lowe saw them post 222-3, as Dave Leadbetter (49) and Noel Thoufick (44 not out) gave support, before brothers Andre Thoufick (3-30) and Phillip (4-23) combined with captain Ricci Parnell (3-4) to dismiss Herbs for 147.

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