- Last Updated: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:25
- Published: Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:25
- Written by Kevin Hewes
With rain in the forecast, a number of matches were reduced overs affairs. Three games were lost, two to concession – Copdock conceding for the fourth time this season, which cements their relegation, with Wivenhoe the beneficiaries. Great Totham conceded their home game to Chappel & Wakes Colne, while the Division Three game at Stebbing was cancelled due to lying water on the outfield. In Division One, Mistley are the new leaders following a seven wicket success at Colchester & E.E. In Division Two, Halstead got back to winning ways with a 34 run victory at Witham, in the other game team performance of the week came from eight man Eight Ash Green who pulled off a 54 run victory over the in form Braintree. In Division Three, leaders Cavaliers were defeated at home by Real Oddies, while Kelvedon gained ground with a nine wicket success at home to Coggeshall. There was a thriller at Mile End where the bottom two in the division were separated by a single run, with Boxted the winners over Great Horkesley & Lexden.
Just the one century this week, with Eight Ash Green’s Ollie Stovell (117) starring in his sides batting effort. Ashok Sharma (98) of Real Oddies just missed out in the game against Cavaliers. The bowlers had a rare time on top this weekend with three five wicket performances, George Curtis of Kelvedon returned 6 for 20 against Coggeshall, Ollie Cooke (6 for 26) had a hand in all the Halstead wickets, while Matt Parker (5 for 30) bowled a decisive spell in Eight Ash Green’s win over Braintree.