- Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:52
- Published: Wednesday, 11 July 2018 08:38
- Written by Kevin Hewes
A hot summers day on the back of England World Cup euphoria, saw plenty of runs and some excellent individual performances on Sunday. In Division One, Clacton are the new leaders following a home victory over Galleywood, while Copdock & OI made it back to back wins with a tremendous run chase at Mistley. In Division Two, Witham missed the chance of closing the gap on Halstead and Springfield with a 146 run defeat at Great Totham. Braintree are off the bottom following victory at Chappel & Wakes Colne, while Abberton scored heavily in their win over Eight Ash Green which condemns the Green to the bottom of the division. In Division Three, Cavaliers kept the pressure on leaders Stebbing, who were not in action, with a win over Kelvedon. While Real Oddies are keeping Cavaliers on their toes by maintaining the chase in third place with a win over Boxted. West Bergholt scored a much needed win over Coggeshall, with debutant Greg Wilson starring with an unbeaten half century and the best bowling performance of the season, so far, with 7 for 17. There were five centurions this weekend, with Dan White 180 for Abberton, and James Parker 155no for Eight Ash Green both compiling the biggest hundreds in the same game at The Brow. Fowad Murtaza (137) for Cavaliers, Sam Webb-Snowling (107no) and Carl Lees (106) for Braintree were the other centurions. Clacton’s Dave Fitzpatrick claimed the second successive fivefor for Clacton bowlers with his 5 for 50, while Jake Foley claimed four catches at the wicket in Colchester & E.E. T20 success over Mistley on Thursday.