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Coyle misses century for Waltham

By Brentwood Gazette  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

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LITTLE Waltham 226 all out (45 overs) beat Writtle 133 all out (34.2 overs) by 93 runs.

Little Waltham were soon in trouble at 13-3 as Sam Cook (12-0-45-4) took three early wickets.

However Waltham recovered through Coyle 91 and Harriram 50 to achieve a respectable 226 all out off the last ball of the 45th over.

D Williamson also bowled tidily for 12-1-36-1.

In reply Writtle never threatened the target as wickets fell regularly to leave them 133 all out.

Harriram completed a good individual performance 12-2-32-2, and Fell and A. Nasir took three wickets apiece.

Ingatestone were thrashed at the hands of top-of-the-table Rayleigh at the weekend as they fell 132 runs short of their target.

Batting first the hosts set an imposing total of 247-6 with White scoring a blistering 127 not out.

In reply Ingatestone limped to 115 all out from 37 overs.

Sharp was the standout performer with a hat-trick.

Stock triumphed over Bentley II but only by the narrow margin of 15 runs.

Stock posted 212 all out before Bentley II were dismissed for 197.

Rettendon won an exciting encounter against Great Waltham.

At 148-2 in the 30th over, Rettendon looked set to post a big score at Church Meadow but a four wicket burst from debutant Lewis Tucker changed the complexion of the innings as they fell away to 176-7.

Some lusty blows from Plummer in the final five overs enabled Rettendon to post a more competitive 226-9 with the highlight being John Wall's well crafted 60.

Both Duggan (3-72) and Fitzwater (2-48) bowled impressive spells as they battled with a strong wind.

In reply an under strength Great Waltham never really got going and found significant partnerships hard to come by despite a stoic and stylish 43 from Gary Bloom.

Duggan kept them in the hunt with a classy 38 but tight bowling from Du Plessis in the gathering gloom saw the run rate climb and the final two overs were played out in a quest for bonus points.

South Weald edged out Burnham by one wicket.

Burnham struggled on a slow and low wicket and were 63-5 at drinks.

Jalal held the second half of the innings together with 57 but Burnham kept losing wickets and were eventually bowled out for 162.

Pummell and Hull both bagged three wickets for Weald.

With Davey prominent, Weald made slow but steady progress early on and at 83-2 looked on course for victory. But a collapse to 106-7 in the face of the bowling of J Whittaker swung the game in Burnham's favour.

An eight wicket partnership of 35 gave Weald hope again but at 141-9 Burnham were back in command.

But Ravi Sharma (35 not out) launched a counter attack, dominating a 10th wicket partnership of 23 that dramatically won the match for Weald. J. Whittaker finished with 6-48 for Burnham.

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