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

IN what might be the shortest game of cricket ever recorded, a depleted Herongate side were bowled out for just SIX runs.

The division three match saw eight-man Herongate bowled out in just 2.4 overs against Eastwood.

Stand-in Eastwood skipper Brett Deeming won the toss and elected to bowl, much to the dismay of his team mates who felt the best way to gain maximum points would be to bat first and get a big score on the board.

Just 15 minutes later he had his team eating their words as they were walking back to the pavilion after bowling out Herongate, with the wickets being equally shared between Deeming and George Howe. 

The runs were then chased eight deliveries!

In the premier division, Bentley 1 are just a game away from being crowned champions following a 70 run win over Thurrock.

There was a scare though after collapsing to 140 all out after at one point being 62-0. Ayub’s 4-19 was the pick of Thurrock’s bowlers.

Excellent bowling from Michael Clark (4-27) and Matt Doran (4-14) spared the blushes for Bentley’s batsmen bowling out Thurrock for just 70, meaning a win this weekend over Great Baddow will secure the title ahead of Springfield 1s.

In division two Bentley 2 were sent crashing to the bottom of the table losing out by 41 runs to relegation rivals Great Totham. 

The win saw Totahm move above Bentley by four points ahead of next week’s final fixtures.

Totham batted first making 130 before bowling out Bentley for just 89.

In division seven, Ongar 1s beat Bentley 3s by 24 runs in a run-filled day of cricket. Batting first, Ongar were bowled out for 258 which included a brilliant 151 from Adcock. Bentley 3 just fell short though despite the efforts of Crispon (72).

South Weald 2  beat Danbury 1 by 33 runs which again saw some great performances with the bat.

An unbeaten 124 Weald’s Naeem, plus 60no from Griffin, saw Weald make 224-2 from their 45 overs. Fifties from Hayden and Richards were not enough though for Danbury who were eventually bowled out for 191.