A disappointing week with very poor availability (48 players unavailable and 7 injured). As a result there was only one win and five defeats for our Saturday league sides; this despite having the advantage of batting first in four of the six games on a very hot day.
T Rippon Mid Essex Premier Division. The 1st XI travelled to Rainham 1st XI and batting first were 70-2 but a five wicket collapse saw the side reduced to 78-7 and a final total of 120. Nick Gosling (38) and Ian Turnbull (25). The home side had no difficulty passing this target, which they did in the 27th over with Richard Nolde taking 2-16. This result leaves the team in 6th position in the Division at the hallway stage of the season.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 2. The 2nd XI entertained Woodham Mortimer 1st XI and batting first totalled 255-7 in their 45 overs, Toby Turner (62), James Ellis (50) and Chris Frost (44*). This seemed a defendable score but dropping at least 8 catches enabled the visitors to pass the required score in the 42nd over for the loss of 2 wickets with the Woodham opener scoring 180*. This result leaves the team anchored to the bottom position in the Division.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 5. A very much weakened 3rd XI went to play Hornchurch Athletic 2nd XI, who batting first and scored 291-3. In reply Owen Davies (64) and Sam Law (45) led the scoring but the side finished 77 runs short when the innings closed. The team is in 8th position in the Division.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 6. The 4th XI hosted Noak Hill Taverners 2nd XI, and batting first scored 221-6, Richard Verrinder carrying his bat for 70* supported by Trevor Nunn (64*) and Matt Walker (46). The visitors were bowled out for 102. Trevor Nunn taking 4-24 and Mihir Patel taking 3-8 off 8 overs. The team is in 6th position in the Division.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 9. Billericay St Johns 2nd XI were the visitors to the 5th XI and batting first scored 226-8, Jamie Coleman 3-66. Chris Grob (61*) and Steve Adams (33) led the Rayleigh reply but the innings closed on 186-9 to lose by 40 runs despite an unbeaten last wicket partnership of 59 between Chris and Aaron Mayfield. The team is in 7th position in the Division.
T Rippon Mid Essex League Division 10. The 6th XI travelled to Bradwell to play Tillingham 3rd XI and batting first scored 128-7 in their 40 overs, Jack Andrews (47) and Joe Athol (21). The home side passed this total for the loss of 5 wickets in the 30th over, wickets being shared around.
Beaumont Seymour League. Kelvedon were due to play Rayleigh Women & Girls XI at Rawreth Lane but as they only had 7 players they conceded the game.