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Odds Are Less Than Evens On League Week 5

4 months ago By Paul Middlemiss

Poor results for 1s, 3s, and 5s, but good day for 2s, 4s and 6s

It was yet another mixed Saturday for the Club with two wins, one draw and three defeats.

The 1st XI fell to a comprehensive defeat against Southend. Batting first at Upminster Park, the home side reached 27 without loss. However, that was the high point of the innings as they then subsided to 89 all out. Frankie Hazle made 20 while Harry Ridgewell picked up five wickets for the visitors. In reply the Whetstone brothers took a wicket each but Southend cruised home by eight wickets. (Scorecard)

At Valentines Park the 2nd XI put in their best performance of the season to overcome Ilford. Seven batsman made double figures and Terry Wyatt top scored with 52 as Ollie Peck's men made 221-9 from their 50 overs. Peck (4-16) and Wyatt (3-40) then combined with the ball to rip out Ilford's top order. The home side were eventually dismissed for 99 to hand Upminster a win by 222 runs. (Scorecard)

The 3rd XI fell to their first defeat of the season at Brentwood, in a tale of two tenth wicket partnerships. Arun Kullar (5-36) shone with the ball, and was well supported by Mark D'Cruz as the home side were reduced to 130-9. However, a resolute last wicket stand took Brentwood to 159 all out. Upminster were then blown away in their reply and were 74-9 and set for an early finish. However, Scott Fisher (50*) and Karim Govani put on 56 for the last wicket and for a while looked like they may win Upminster the game, before Govani's dismissal confirmed a 27 run defeat. (Scorecard)

It was a fourth win in five weeks for the 4th XI as they eased past Walthamstow. Struggling Stow were restricted to 148 at Coopers, and although Upminster did not have it all their own way, 62 from Steve Limn helped them to a five wicket win. (Scorecard)

The 5th XI's inconsistent start to the season continued with defeat to Wanstead at Campion. The 5s were shout out for just 136 and Wanstead then cruised home by five wickets. (Scorecard)

A youthful 6th XI picked up a creditable draw with Chingford 4s on the astro at Coopers. A strong Chingford side piled up 257-5 before declaring early, with Mohammad Shabab making 157 not out in just 39 overs. In reply Upminster's youngsters dug in and held on for the draw at 55-6. (Scorecard)

Updated 19:43 - 12 Jun 2017 by Kevin Roome

Where next?

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