Alex Abbott's win is key as Thorpe Bay A overcome Runnymede A

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Thorpe Bay A won a thrilling encounter with Runnymede A on the last game of the night when Alex Abbott beat Stuart Gibbs to complete his hat-trick.

In the second 5-4 result it was a Dave Bassett hat-trick that proved the difference as Hadleigh Forum overcame a two-man Rawreth B side.

Two wins a piece for Django Fung, Norbert Fullerton and Steve Woodley saw Lentern A win 6-3 against Rayleigh Mill, while Rawreth Cs beat Castle Point A 8-1 in a clash tighter than the scoreline suggested.

Rawreth RESSC are in pole position in division one going in to the final few weeks with a big victory over one of their promotion rivals Hullbridge C beating them 7-2.

A Chris Nunn hat-trick on the night backed by a brace apiece from Mike Worship and Gary McCarthy gave them the win.

Another promotion hopeful suffered defeat with Customs A going down 6-3 to Warehouse A. Sam Langton was the star player with a great hat trick on the night.

Lentern C also recorded a 7-2 win over Hadleigh Forum B with Les Taylor doing the most of the damage winning his three. 7-2 was the score as well in the match between Hadleigh Forum C and Canvey B with Russ Bright and Dave Thomas securing hat tricks for Hadleigh.

There was a welcome win this week for division two’s bottom team Hullbridge D, as they overcame RESSC 6 – 3.

In a close fought match, Canvey C overcame Hockley B 5–4, despite yet another Tony Vassallo maximum for Hockley. Two each for Peter Cray and Lee McGonagle with one from Gordon Johnstone edged it.

Another Dan Payne maximum was not enough to save Hullbridge F from home defeat. They lost 6–3 to Warehouse C. Two each from Gordon Child, Darren Launder and Graham Back did the damage.

A Colin Barham hat trick gave Rawreth D a 5–4 win at Basildon Hospital in this week’s most entertaining division three game.

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