BENTLEY 1s fine run of form came to an abrupt end with a 106-run defeat away a t Goresbrook 1st in the T Rippon Premier Division.

The home side batted first and reached 225 all out in their 45 overs. Skipper Kurt Whisker led the way with 69 and Calverly played solidly for his 64.

 Tom Hawkins bowled well for Bentley in 10 overs taking 3-44.

In reply, Bentley could not handle Izzy Ochwo, who finished the match with an incredible 6-20 off only eight overs.

Only Aaron Alee showed any sort of resistance with 30, but Ochwo wa s unplayable with Bentley eventuall y being bowled our for just 119.

In Division One, Bentley 2nd were rattled by Brookweald in a rain-affected game reduced to 37 overs.

The home side won the toss and decided to bowl, reducing Brookweald to 113-6 beforeabrilliant 176 from Yusef got them to 286 by the end of the innings.

Unfortunately for Bentley, Heppel’s bowling was just too good for them and he tore through the order with figures of 8-30, and the home side ended up on 113.

In Division Six Ingatestone 2nd bea t Rankins by five wickets.

Rankins were bowled out for 228 despite a couple of great knocks from Sandhu (62) and Albon (58). Tannard’s 4-34 was the pic k of the bowlers.

In reply Ingatestone reached 231-5, including a solid 68 from Robinson.

In Division Seven, Navestock Ardleigh Green 1st won for the third week in a row with a comfortable seven-wicket victory over South Weald 2nd.

South Weald batted first and could onl y make 103, with Billy Greaves (3-2) and Matt Richards (3-23) the pick of the bowlers .

In reply, Navestock Ardleigh Green eased to 106-3, thanks to an unbeaten 35 from captain Gary Pearson and a 33 fro m Greg Forster.

Ongar 1st lost to Danbury by 11 runs.

Danbury finished on 199-9, including a solid 65 from Lewington.

Ongar could only make 188 in reply, despite a 55 from Gamma. Franklin’s 4- 75 was the pick of the bowlers .

Mountnessing 1st eased past Woodham Mortimer 2nd by 131 runs .

A cool 105 from Patil and unbeaten 52 from Smith set them on their way, and Mountnessing’s bowlers were equall y impressive .

Looney took 4-21 on the way to bowling out Woodham from 168.

It was also an easy victory for Bentley 3rds, who breezed past Rainham 2nd with a 146-run victory .