Eastwood are back on track

Boreham Royals v Eastwood – T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Division Four – Boreham Recreation Ground – Report

Boreham Royals 77 (27.2 overs)

Eastwood 78 for seven (21.2 overs)

Eastwood won the toss and elected to bowl

Eastwood won by three wickets

Eastwood returned to T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Division Four winning ways at Boreham Royals. However, they made heavy weather of a seemingly routine chase after bowling the hosts out cheaply.

In-form Michael Stirrup led the way with the ball, finishing with impressive figures of 9-2-17-3. Meanwhile, Brett Deeming and Oliver Harp chipped in with 5-0-18-2 and 4.2-1-25-2 as Boreham were skittled inside 28 overs for just 77. Trinath Chowdary was one of only two batters to reach double figures, top-scoring with 21.

But the expected cakewalk didn’t materialise. Gaurav Solanki and Sandeep Sadurla made swift inroads, reducing the visitors to five for 4.

Brett Deeming and Charlie Vickers forged a vital partnership to carry Eastwood towards their target. Deeming reached 35 off 49 balls, while Vickers’ 20 came from 45.

Boreham refused to throw in the towel. Sadurla finished with 8-3-24-3, but it was all to no avail. The victory moved Eastwood into second place, a point ahead of Great Wakering, who beat Stock.

Boreham Royals: Pawan Reddy, Rohit Upadhyay, Purav Yogi, Gourav Sinha, Naveenreddy Palugolla, Sandeep Sadurla, Rajendra Kumar Mulagalapati, Trinath Chowdary, Maheshchowdary Yanamadhala, Thirumala Chelemela, Gaurav Solanki

Eastwood: Cameron Hill, Stephen Huckstepp, Ryan Creasey, Luke Harp,

Brett Deeming, Charlie Vickers, Ciaran Turner, Alfie Jeeves, Rhys Tomlin, Oliver Harp, Michael Stirrup

Elsewhere, Eastwood’s second string recorded a three-wicket Division Seven success over their Ingatestone & Fryerning counterparts.

Alaric Wade returned 9-2-18-3, while there were two-wicket hauls for Rohith Reddy Sama, Phillip Bartlett and Nirmal Patel, as Ingatestone were dismissed for 116.

Similarly to their first eleven, Eastwood’s chase proved less than straightforward. Sama and Hameed led the way, scoring 22 and 21 respectively to settle the contest and move their side into third place.

Eastwood’s third team slipped to a three-wicket Division Eleven defeat to Boreham & Roxwell at Belfairs Park.

Eastwood posted 204 for four with Kavi Perera scoring 85* and Rob Palmer hitting 58 before retiring. The pair shared a 162-run partnership for the second wicket.

With the ball, James Drabble took three for31 from eight overs and Billy Gibbons, three for 29 from six

Harrish scored 121 for the opposition at the top of the order, laying the foundation for their victory.

Eastwood’s fourth team slipped to a nine-wicket defeat in a hastily arranged friendly at Abridge.

Kevin Robinson top-scored for the visitors with 21, while starlet Hasnan Zaor provided their only breakthrough with the ball.

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Brian Jeeves

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