Week 6 (May 25th – 28th) – Springfield end Witham’s winning start in Division One

Published by: Kevin Hewes
Published on 18 June 2023
Last Updated: 18 June 2023

Division One

Champions Witham’s unbeaten start to the season came to an abrupt end at Springfield, with the hosts posting a season high of 342 for 6. Callum Eva (158 from 104 balls) was the mainstay of the Springfield innings, but received good support from fellow opener Arnav Lanka (38), Iestyn Powell (48) in a second wicket stand of 134, becoming fifth man out on 273. There was still time for some fireworks from Ushanathan Thevasakayam who blasted an unbeaten 43 from 22 balls to see Springfield up to their mammoth total. A number of the Witham batters reached double figures in the reply, but never threatened the target. Harrison McDonald (37) and James Streetley (34) top scoring, while Matt Trim picked up 4 for 11 as Witham were dismissed for 186 and defeat by 156 runs.

Division Two

Eight Ash Green picked up 20 points as West Mersea conceded their match.


Copford got the better of West Bergholt in their T30 fixture by a slender 12 run margin in a good competitive game. Finlay Owen and Ben Lawson both retired 50 not out as Copford posted 159 for 7 from their 30 overs. Ben Longman for West Bergholt was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 26. In reply Tim Longman (31) and Orlando Wood (35) gave Bergholt a steady enough start despite an economic spell from Samuel Lawson (2 for 15 from 5). Alan Godley (3 for 26) picked up three middle order wickets which just put Bergholt behind the rate, which they were unable to catch up, eventually ending on 147 all out.

Kelvedon & Feering were comfortable 72 run winners at Tendring. Jamie Manning (49no) leading from the top of the order, with good support from Ashley Griffiths (29) and Thomas Callander (33) as they posted 177 for 5 from their 30 overs. There were two wickets a piece for Owen Jenno (2 for 9) and Nash Novikov-Kane (2 for 30). In reply, only Harrison Walsham (29) and Doug Flood (15) reached double figures as Tendring were dismissed for 105. Ali Hijazi (3 for 11) was the most successful Kelvedon bowler, but there was two wickets each for John Bowen and Rory Bowden.


Mistley got their T20 campaign off to a winning start at Wivenhoe on 25th May. Matthew Spoors (96 from 43 balls) dominating a second wicket stand with Dylan Day of 125 after the early dismissal of Kiran Young. Day (70 from 52 balls) continued from where Spoors left off, and with Callum O’Connell (19) helped Mistley to post 205 for 4. Wivenhoe lost early wickets, and despite most batters reaching double figures never got close to the Mistley total. Matt Sullivan (30 from 20 balls) was the top scorer, while Callum O’Connell picked up 4 for 28 as Wivenhoe were restricted to 147 for 8 and defeat by 58 runs.

Halstead maintained their winning start on Sunday with a seven wicket success at Abberton. The hosts were in all sorts of trouble as the top order was blown away by Josh King (3 for 5). An unbroken partnership for the eighth wicket between Chris Pettit (37no) and Will House (30no) saw the Lions pass the 100 mark, reaching 119 for 7. James Tyson (35) and Adam Jones (20) put on a rapid half century for the opening wicket, before Ryan Vickery (50no from 25 balls) completed proceedings at the start of the 14th over.


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