Goresbrook enjoy sweep; Scintilla, Barking also win

PUBLISHED: 08:21 18 May 2015 | UPDATED: 08:21 18 May 2015

The new cricket season is underway (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

The new cricket season is underway (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Perfect day for local clubs

Goresbrook enjoyed their second successive clean sweep of the 2015 Mid-Essex League season with four wins out of four.

The first team recorded an emphatic 151-run success over Little Baddow in the Premier Division after Toby Maund unbeaten 87 had led them to 213.

Israel Ochwo’s stunning opening spell with the ball reduced Baddow to 1-3, then 19-5 with him claiming all five wickets to fall.

And Ochwo finished with figures of 7-3-9-5 as Baddow were skittled for 62 in 27 overs.

Bobby Gaymer (4-29) and Joe Barwick (3-17) combined with the ball for the seconds as they dismissed Division Three rivals Herongate for 74, before Craig Irving hit an unbeaten 66 to see them race to a 10-wicket victory.

And the thirds made 184-8 at Division Nine rivals Hornchurch Athletic, who were dismissed for 135 in reply.

The perfect day was completed by the fourths in Division 11, as they piled up 246-5 against Wickham seconds thanks to Paul Lowe (67) and Dunston Alfred (68).

The visitors were dismissed for 135, as Andrew Pauling (4-34) and Keith Maund (3-8) shone with the ball.

Defending Essex County League Premier Division champions Scintilla bounced back from their derby defeat at Barking to win at Ace Sports.

They overcame a poor start, that saw the top four dismissed for a combined 10 runs, to reach 150.

Ishaq Shawn (39) top scored, while Bellal Hossain (28), last man Aaman Khan (22 not out) and Ayaz Kari (16) also made double figures.

Khan (3-22) removed Ace’s top three in reply, with Hassan Rony (3-11) and Sajal Rahman (2-4) giving good support with the ball as Scintilla skittled their rivals for 83.

Neighbours Barking got the better of Newham at Flanders Field.

Shaan Shafiq (54) top scored as the visitors reached 224, before Imran Butt (4-48) took the bowling honours in Newham’s reply.

Omar Khan (2-23), Mudassar Saddique (2-26) and Saeed (2-52) all nabbed braces as Newham were dismissed for 202 in the penultimate over.

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