Brentwood on the brink thanks to Buttleman knock

Brian Jeeves

Belhus v Brentwood – Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division

Belhus 184/9 (64.0 overs)

Brentwood 186/5 (35.1 overs)

Belhus won the toss and elected to bat

Brentwood won by five wickets

BRENTWOOD are within touching distance of their first Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division title since 2011 largely thanks to a superb knock from Will Buttleman.

The Essex wicketkeeper/batsman hit 76, while Jack Hebron chipped in with an unbeaten half-century to see the leaders home by five wickets at Belhus.

Earlier, the home side hade posted 184/9 – Matt Doran (63) and skipper Joe Joyce (43) both amongst the runs – Tom Oakley, with 4/22 the pick of the Brentwood attack.

Brentwood head into the final round of matches sixteen points clear of chief-rivals, Wanstead & Snaresbrook. They can clinch top spot when Chingford are the visitors to the Old County Ground on Saturday, September 7. Meanwhile, Wanstead & Snaresbrook will be looking to profit from a Brentwood slip when they take on Hornchurch at Harrow Lodge Park – Both games start at 11am.

Points: Belhus 6 Brentwood 20

Brian Jeeves