Week 7 (June 1-4) – Chelmsford make it four from four

Published by: Kevin Hewes
Published on 19 June 2023
Last Updated: 20 June 2023

Division Two

Chelmsford made it four from four with a 66 run win at local rivals Galleywood. A half century from Dinil Siriwardana (53) was the main input to the Chelmsford innings, with Harry Jacobs (4 for 30) and John Barritt (4 for 41) regularly chipping away at the wickets as Chelmsford were bowled out for 210. In reply, Jacobs (52) was the only player to score above 20 for Galleywood, as they were bowled out for 144. Chelmsford skipper Ben Lawrence picking up another four wicket haul with 4 for 23.

Great Bentley eased to a nine wicket success over West Mersea at The Green. Ten man Mersea were bowled for 100 in the 30th over, with only Joe Wyatt (46) reaching double figures. Alfie Youngs (3 for 1) quickly mopping up the tail. Youngs (35no) then combined with Michael Wright (43no) in a second wicket stand of 77 as Bentley reached the target in 13 overs.


T20 action took place on Thursday 1st, with Colchester & E.E. welcoming Mistley to Castle Park. Matthew Spoors (33) again top scored for Mistley, and with George Hutton (24), Alex Hood (21no) and Harry Parkes (20) all playing cameos, Mistley reached 133 for 7. All the Colchester bowlers claimed wickets, with Dillon Hatcher (2 for 28) the only one to double up. The Colchester reply was dominated by Joe MacGregor with a splendid 82 from 53 balls. Owen Clover (3 for 8) including the wicket of MacGregor, stifled the victory charge, but nevertheless Colchester got home with six wickets and nine balls to spare.


Kelvedon & Feering are the new leaders of the T30 league, following a seven wicket win at Copford. The hosts posted 143 for 8 from their 30 overs, with the main input coming from a sixth wicket stand of 50, between Alan Godley (32) and Haaris Ahmed (47). Opening bowlers Rory Bowden and Ali Hijazi for Kelvedon had put the breaks on, at the start of innings by each returning 2 for 13. Ashley Griffiths (29) gave the visitors a solid enough foundation at the start, which was continued by Hijazi (49) and Murray Lane (43no) with a 79 run partnership for the third wicket, the former perishing with the scores level.

Sudbury defeated West Bergholt by 6 wickets, with Charles Thomas (3 for 8) causing all sorts of problems for the Bergholt top order. Chris Jones (24), Mobbed Minai (26) and Craig Allister (24no) were the only players to pass twenty as Bergholt were restricted to 124 for 8. Sudbury then made a fairly comfortable run chase, reaching the target with five overs to spare, Edward Alexander (29) top scoring.


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