Round-up of the Brentwood teams in the T Rippon League

In the premier division, Bentley 1st cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Little Baddow.

Little Baddow struggled from the start and lost wickets regularly to reach 171 all out. Only Tom Golding with 39 and Dave Lucy with 28 looked in command, and a late unorthodox 32 from Olly Mewis, made the main contributions.  

Bentley started well but stuttered after two quick wickets with one an excellent catch from Tom Golding. They got back on track though and made the total needed comfortably thanks to an excellent knock by Steve Coleman making 106 to finish on 175-3.

It wasn’t such a good day a day for Bentley 2nd though, losing by 144 runs to Stock in division one.

Stock won the toss and batted first scoring 330-9. McAvoy top scored with 92 and was supported well by Westwood 64 and Johnson 54. 

In reply, Bentley could only make 186. Sprules top scored with 47 and support came from Smith 42. Mayhook was the pick of the bowlers with 4-39.

An outstanding individual all-round display from Ahsan Yousaf saw Brookweald beat Ingatestone by seven wickets.

After winning the toss Ingatestone chose to bat and were quickly reduced to 40-3. 
The middle order steadied the ship and Ingatestone looked like they may have gone on to reach 300+ until Weald brought Yousaf back into the attack.

He immediately dispatched two batsman, then returning on a hat-trick in his next over he cleaned bowled Robinson (112) to claim his hat-trick and fifth wicket of the innings. Robinson’s punishing innings came to an end for an excellent 112.

Ingatestone were all out for 265, with Yousaf taking 6-42
In reply Weald raced to 90 in the first eight over before Frabler had Mangat caught at long off for 52. Then Yousaf came to the crease and looked composed from the off and when he was joined by Rashid the pair never looked troubled as they set about the target. 

Yousaf brought up his ton in the 30th over, finishing on an unbeaten 133 with Weald reaching their target in the 33rd over.

In division seven Navestock Ardleigh Green 1st’s fine run came to a grinding halt, losing by six wickets to Great Wakering 1st.

NAG1 batted first and were all out for 142, Accleton the pick of Wakering’s bowlers with 3-28.

In reply, Wakering cruised to 146-4, including a 62 from Bunce and 50 from Cooper.

Ongar 1st beat Eastwood 2nd by six wickets. Batting first, Eastwood were bowled out cheaply for 118, with Gamma taking 3-10.

Gamma performed just as well with the bat, scoring 51 as Ongar raced to a winning total, losing only four wickets.
Bentley 3rd beat South Weald 2nd by 97 runs thanks to an unbeaten 66 from Whelan. Bentley ended on 239-9, with Weald only able to make 142, mainly due to some fine bowling from Meadows, who took 5-13.