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Cricket: Rayleigh rally to defeat Thurrock

RAYLEIGH cricket club became the South Essex womens’ indoor sixes champions for the fourth consecutive year at Gable Hall School, Corringham on Thursday (27th March). But their title hopes were far from certain when their opponents, Thurrock CC, bagged two wickets from the first two deliveries, to leave Rayleigh in the ignominious position of having lost a third of their batsmen with only one run on the board. Freya Barnard had pushed the first ball of the match for a single, only to be run out at the bowler’s end in an attempt for further runs. Karen Lees was then bowled by Sarah Fergey without score as Rayleigh reeled.

Indoor Cricket: Stanford competitive but edged by Rayleigh

OF the Stanford bowlers, Rhiannon Hales picked up 1-18 from three overs, while Wellard returned 1-29, also from three overs. Offering good support, though without reward, were Olivia Wyatt and Casey Jenkins who both conceded 24 runs from their three-over spells.

Indoor Cricket: Easy win for Thurrock

THE annual South Essex womens’ indoor six a side cricket event, sponsored by Thurrock Sports Council, started on Thursday (13th March) at Gable Hall School, Corringham. The first contest was between Stanford and Thurrock. The former batted first, but were soon in trouble as Rhiannon Hales was bowled by Sarah Fergey and opening colleague Wellard was run out. When Reynolds was caught by Becky Owen to provide Fergey with her second wicket of the match, it was left to Stanford’s Olivia Wyatt and McCarthy to steady the ship with nine and ten runs respectively.

Pegasus Cricket Club set to fold

THE Pegasus & Corringham Cricket Club (The Peg) is set to close. It has been reported that the lease at Pegasus Sports & Social Club in Herd Lane, Corringham ends on May 31.

Belhus Cricket Club Player Awards 2013

IN THE Shepherd Neame Essex League (the premier cricket league in Essex), all of the club’s five Saturday XIs performed satisfactorily with outstanding seasons being enjoyed by the 2nd XI (who finished Winners of Division Three under the captaincy of Mark Sansom), and the 5th XI (who finished Runners-Up in their Division). And having been undefeated for the past three seasons, the Sunday 1st XI finished as Champions of the Essex Sunday League (East Division).

Table Cricket report

BHB 239-7 Socks 242-4. Stanford Table Cricket Club 271-3 Socks 221-7. Danny G was player of the day, taking 3 wickets in the same game that he scored 22 in one over. Stanford TCC are yet to be beaten.

Cricket: Belhus lift second trophy of the season

BELHUS secured the Essex Sunday League (East Division) title in their final match of the season to lift the club’s second championship trophy of 2013. Against Goresbrook CC at North Stifford, in what was a tense championship decider, Goresbrook batted first and posted a modest total of 132. Spinner Theeban Tavarasa was the star of the Belhus bowlers in taking 5 for 31 and Danny Norris clutched 3 outstanding outfield catches.

Cricket: Belhus 2nds are first!

IN their final league match of the season, Belhus 2nd XI became 2013 champions of Division 3 of the Shepherd Neame Essex League. Batting first at North Stifford, Belhus reached a competitive total of 203 thanks to a magnificent 59 from No. 8 batsman Dan Dreher and contributions from the in-form Roy Heffernan (36) and the stylish Nick Marns (36).

Cricket: Thurrock scure promotion

THURROCK secured promotion to the Premier Division of the T Rippon Mid Essex League with a comprehensive 133 run over an already relegated Little Waltham side. Home skipper Nick Henry won the toss and elected to bat first on a good batting track, after the early loss of opener Mason Wren for 4, debutant opener Dean Henry and brother Nick proceeded to take to the visitors bowling in determined fashion as the brothers put on 224 for the 2nd wicket before Dean fell for an excellent 72. Nick Henry went to his 3rd league 100 of the season before eventually falling for a quickfire 133. All-rounder Danny Laird got in on the action with a well-made 68 as the hosts posted an imposing 344 of their 45 overs.

Cricket: Stanford CC achieve Clubmark standard

IT was a proud moment for Stanford le Hope Cricket Club as the were recognised by the Essex Cricket Board for achieving the Clubmark standard in the organisation and training of their Colt’s section. Dave Letch, the Essex CC assessor, presented the certificate to David Ashley, secretary of the club.

Cricket: Essex stars turn out for David Masters benefit at Thurrock CC

THURROCK CC hosted an Essex CCC XI including international stars including Australian international fast bowler Shaun Tait and Netherlands international and IPL player Ryan ten Doeschate in honour of Essex opening bowler David Masters’ Benefit Year last Friday, and a large crowd were duly entertained by players on all sides.

Cricket: Barr and Nuttall hit fifties for Stanford

Stanfords middle order made the foundation of the 160 all out, Mark Nuttle and Greg Barr both hitting half centuries. Basildon frustrated SLH with 149 for nine in reply, held on for the draw.

Sport for All week coming to Stanford-le-Hope

ON August 12th through to 18th, Stanford le Hope Cricket Club are hosting in conjunction with “Cricket for All” and supported by Essex CCC and The Stanford Recreation Ground User Group, a week of cricket coaching for twenty Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions customers.

Cricket: Half century for Ellis as Stanford still in the hunt

WEST Essex won the toss and invited SLHCC to bat. Alex Ellis top scoring with 58, Stanford struggled to score quick runs and chose to bat past the normal 52 overs, finally being all out for 149 off of 55.1 overs, thus forfeiting 2 batting points. After the tea interval, Ben Tarten picked up 5 wickets for 41, and in a tense finish West Essex got the winning runs with one wicket to spare in the 41st over. Stanford remain in 3rd place in the 2nd XI division 2, some 18 points from second place Harlow, with 5 games of the season left to play.

Cricket: Horndon sneak past Hutton

HORNDON came out as winners from their Division 2 top of the table clash away at leaders Hutton last week. The home side elected to bat upon winning the toss and had made a solid start until Marson made the break through with 45 on the board. On a good wicket Hutton continued to make progress with valuable half centuries from Vanner and Carpenter. Marson also picked up the wicket of the in-form Jason Plom whilst Jeff West picked up 3 wickets from the other end. Hutton ended the innings on 247 for the loss of 7 wickets.

David Masters day of cricket at Thurrock CC

Friday 9th August 2013 at King George V playing fields, Grays. In honour of David Masters’ benefit year, Thurrock Cricket Club will be hosting: Free coaching for up to 100 children

Cricket: Magnificent Jeffries strikes again

Belhus 5th 138 all out Hainault and Chigwell 6th 139-9 Braydon Scarlett captured his first five-wicket haul in this Shepherd Neame Essex League “friendly division” encounter on Saturday. Scarlett’s figures were 5-23 from seven overs but it was the home side who edged to a one-wicket win through Ben Wilkes who crafted a fine match-winning […]

Cricket: Essex CCC coming to Thurrock

THURROCK CC will be playing host to Essex CCC on Friday 9th August in honour of Essex CCC opening bowler David Master’s Benefit Year and his associated charities The David Randall Foundation, Myasthenia Gravis and the PCA Benevolent Fund.

Cricket: Heffernan reaches a thousand runs for Belhus

ROY Heffernan surpassed 1,000 runs for the season with a majestic innings of 101 in this one-sided Shepherd Neame Essex League match at Oakfield on Saturday. Mathew Lewis junior bolstered the visitors’ team score still further with a personal best for senior cricket when he reached 68 runs.

Cricket: Ayub and Wren topple Totham

THURROCK cruised to a comprehensive nine wicket win over potential promotion rivals Great Totham at Blackshots on Saturday, thanks to a disciplined bowling and fielding performance. After the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first on a wicket that looked to be full of runs, new ball bowlers Madder (2-42) and Laird (3-22) ripped through the visitors top order and they never really recovered from this opening burst as Clarke Wren (3-14) maintained the pressure and wrapped the innings up cheaply as no visiting batsman made more than 16. After tea the Thurrock openers Ayub and Mason Wren (30) ensured there were few alarms as the meagre total was knocked off easily in just 16 overs, with Ayub finishing unbeaten on 53, alongside skipper Henry on 28 not out.

Cricket: Billericay prove too tricky for Belhus

Belhus lost to Billericay by three wickets in this Shepherd Neame Essex League division two fixture at the Toby Howe ground on Saturday. Ryan Wells led the way for the visitors with a stylish innings of 76, but Stuart Rutland kept plugging away with the ball for the home side by claiming 4-66 from thirteen overs, two of which were maidens. After tea, the match was taken away from Belhus by a fine undefeated 82 from Houghton, while Southgate contributed 55 runs.

Cricket: Belhus on tour in Norfolk

MARK Sansom opened Belhus Cricket Club’s 28th senior tour with a superb century at The Old Hall ground at Ingham on Monday (8th July). He scored precisely 100 from just 77 deliveries, striking sixteen boundaries, four of them being six hits. The tourists were grateful that captain Jim Banner won the toss and elected to bat in perfect conditions, as Richard Day scored 52 from 65 balls in an innings which included four fours and one maximum. The momentum continued throughout the 40-over innings as Roy Heffernan scored 44 not out and there were good cameo performances from John Lewis with 20 from ten balls and son Charlie who added 22 from twelve receipts. For the hosts, Fernando picked up 3-80 and Siyas returned 2-66.

Cricket: Belhus pipped by Hutton

BELHUS made a brave attempt to defend a below-bar batting tally at the Polo Field on Saturday as Dale Kenyon removed both home openers very cheaply. Hugh O’Dell was removed by only the second ball of the Hutton innings, trapped leg before, while fellow opener Stuart Feeley followed quickly back to the pavilion, having been clean bowled.

Cricket: Thurrock find big trouble at Little Waltham

HIGH flying Thurrock fell to a surprise 3 wicket defeat away at 10th placed Little Waltham last Saturday, a result which has opened up the promotion race once again. Thurrock skipper Henry once the toss and elected to bat on what looked a good pitch for batting, but a succession of poor shots, good bowling and some pitch assisted dismissals saw the visitors top order slide to 90-6, before keeper-batsman Rhys Hymas rescued the innings with an excellent, aggressive unbeaten 81 to give the away side something to defend.

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