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Rainham CC, Essex - Sunday 1st XI
Upminster CC - Sunday 1st XI
Sun 29 Apr 13:00 - The Essex Sunday League - Premier Division Start time 13:00

Sunday 1st XI Pick Up First Competitive Win Of Season

Good team performance helps overcome Rainham in Baltic conditions

A century from Louis Pickering helped the Sunday 1st XI to pick up the Club’s first competitive win of the season at a freezing Spring Farm. Credit must go to Rainham, and to both umpires, for getting the game on in such conditions.

Rainham won the toss and asked Upminster to bat first on a damp track. Louis Pickering and Paul Middlemiss made a solid if unspectacular start against a tight new ball attack which included former UCC youngster Sam Crotch. Only one boundary was scored in the first 15 overs, predominantly due to the slow outfield, but after this point Pickering began to cut loose. He passed 50 just after drinks but then lost opening partner Middlemiss (34) caught at deep mid-on with the score on 91. Captain Nicky Ison, having only just arrived for the start after a dash from South West London, joined Pickering and they kept the scoreboard moving. Ison made 15 before being caught at mid-wicket, but Nathan Woods and Pickering kept upping the rate, Pickering hitting one huge six into the Pavilion, and another over extra cover. In the 35th over a push for two into the on side bought up Pickering’s century, an excellent effort in the conditions. Pickering eventually fell for 110, bowled by the excellent John O’Neill, but Woods and Jordan Tigg ran well to help the visitors post 188-4 from their 40 overs.

If there was any doubt as to what that score was worth, it was put into perspective early in the Rainham reply, as Billy Wright tore through the top order. He produced an excellent spell (8-2-18-3) and with Ollie White trapping Light in front, Rainham were soon 22-4. Captain Nicky Ison and youngster Tom Daniels then came into the attack and kept up the pressure. Ison picked up the dangerous O’Neill for 16 and then had Biren Patel well caught by Middlemiss to put the home side further into trouble. Daniels claimed two wickets, one thanks to a juggling act from Wright, and Anthony Limn pulled off an excellent caught and bowled to pick up the ninth wicket. And it was left to Daniels to finish things off, dismissing ex-Upminster man Crotch for 11, to claim his third victim and give Upminster a 119 run victory, and the 18 points.

Scorecard

Rainham CC, Essex - Sunday 1st XI won the toss and elected to field

Upminster CC - Sunday 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Louis Pickering
b. J O'Neill
110
 
Paul Middlemiss
ct. H Light, b. B Patel
34
 
Nicky Ison
ct. B Patel, b. J O'Neill
15
 
Nathan Woods
Not Out
13
 
Frankie Hazle
ct. J O'Neill, b. B Little
4
 
Jordan Tigg
Not Out
2
 
Ant Limn
 
 
David Brown
 
 
Tom Daniels
 
 
Oliver White
 
 
Billy Wright
 
 
Extras
3w, 4b, 3lb
10
Total
for 4 wickets 40 overs
188

Rainham CC, Essex - Sunday 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ben Little
8
0
34
1
4.3
Sam Crotch
4
0
14
0
3.5
Jon O'Neill
7
0
25
2
3.6
Harry Light
4
0
19
0
4.8
Bhavik Patel
9
0
65
1
7.2
Biren Patel
8
0
24
0
3.0

Rainham CC, Essex - Sunday 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jas Hothi
ct. P Middlemiss, b. B Wright
8
 
Sid Patel
ct. P Middlemiss, b. B Wright
0
 
Harry Light
lb. O White
0
 
Jon O'Neill
b. N Ison
16
 
Rushi Patel
b. B Wright
4
 
Biren Patel
ct. P Middlemiss, b. N Ison
2
 
Nikhil Patel
ct. B Wright, b. T Daniels
8
 
Sam Crotch
ct. A Limn, b. T Daniels
11
 
Bhavik Patel
ct. A Limn, b. A Limn
3
 
Ben Little
lb. T Daniels
4
 
Nakul Patel
Not Out
1
 
Extras
9w, 2b, 1lb
12
Total
for 10 wickets 26.5 overs
69

Upminster CC - Sunday 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Oliver White
6
1
15
1
2.5
Billy Wright
8
2
18
3
2.3
Nicky Ison
6
0
16
2
2.7
Tom Daniels
5.5
0
11
3
2.2
Ant Limn
1
0
6
1
6.0

Team selection

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League round up

Other Premier Division results

Chelmsford CC - ESL 1st XI
0/0
0/0
Benfleet CC - Sunday 1st XI
Buckhurst Hill CC - Sunday A
0/0
0/0
STMCC - Sunday 1st XI

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# Team Pts
1. Upminster CC - Sunday 1st XI 128
2. STMCC - Sunday 1st XI 128
3. Chelmsford CC - ESL 1st XI 117
4. Waltham CC - ESL 1st XI 117
5. Bardoli CC - Bardoli CC 111
6. Benfleet CC - Sunday 1st XI 110
7. Rainham CC, Essex - Sunday 1st XI 88

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