Chelmsford 240/7 (40.0 overs)
Colchester and East Essex 187/9 (40.0 overs)
Colchester and East Essex won the toss and elected to bowl
Chelmsford won by 53 runs
Brad Green and Jack Sterland provided Chelmsford with a firm base, while Ben Waring led the way with the ball as Chelmsford record a Gooch Division victory over Colchester and East Essex at Castle Park
Wicketkeeper/batsman, Green, finished unbeaten on 41, while skipper, Sterland hit 40 and opener Dan Hagen 36 as Chelmsford posted a competitive 240/7.
Waring took 4/33 as he visitors stranglehold continued. Joe MacGregor’s 54 off 74 balls the best it got for Colchester who slip to their second defeat of the season.
Points: Chelmsford 20 Colchester and East Essex 6