A slightly better week for the Club with two wins, one by default, for the six Saturday league sides but two sides are almost certain to be relegated and two others will have to win remaining games to survive.
T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division. The 1st XI hosted top of the table Springfield 1st XI and batting first scored 150-8 in their 45 overs, Jon Cook (50), Luke Sullivan (29) and Ben Francis (25) leading the scoring. The visitors knocked off the required runs in the 17th over without losing a wicket. The 1st XI now need to win both of their last two games to avoid relegation.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 1. The 2nd XI travelled to play Springfield 2nd XI and batting first were bowled out for 93, only Adam Krise (32) making any impression on the scoreboard. This total was well below par but the home side lost 5 wickets before reaching their target.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. The 3rd XI entertained Ongar 1st XI who batted first and were bowled out for 128 in the 39th over, David Hall taking 4-32 and James Wratten 3-12. Martin Sanderson (55*) led the reply and the 3rd XI had a welcome win for the loss of 3 wickets in the 32nd over.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 7. The 4th XI were due to play Havering Atte Bower 2nd XI but unfortunately they were unable to raise a side so the 4th XI won by default.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 8. The 5th XI hosted lowly Burnham Sports 2nd Xi in a key relegation game and scored 166-8 in their 40 overs, Sam Verrinder (41) and Steve Rothon (37) leading the scoring. The visitors passed this score for the loss of 4 wickets in the 33th over to leave the 5th XI with little prospect of avoiding relegation.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI went to Margaretting to play Galleywood 3rd XI and batting first scored 106-7 in their 40 overs, Dave Turner (31) and Jack Himpfen-Jones (21). The home side passed this score for the loss of 4 wickets in the 31st over, Kuldeep Paik taking 2-12.
A mostly young and inexperienced 7th XI went to play a very experienced Navestock 2nd XI in a friendly 40 over game. The home side batted first and totalled 292-7, Cameron Mantle taking 3-33 in his 9 overs. The 7th XI batsmen found runs hard to come by against some excellent accurate bowling but Geoff Pedder (78) and Rob Claussen put on 89 for the 4th wicket to allow the side to finish on a respectable total of 160-7.