BILLERICAY surged back to winning ways with a four-wicket victory against Chingford.

The triumph kept Billericay fifth in the Premier Division standings and delighted skipper Lee Knight.

“I was very pleased to get back to winning ways on Saturday,” said Knight.

“It was a good all round team performance.

“We bowled and fielded well as a unit and despite a little wobble with the bat the chase was a fairly comfortable one in the end.”

Chingford won the toss and, after deciding to bat, ended their innings on 205/6.

Andy Smith, with 2-37, was the pick of Billericay’s bowlers before his side reached the required total for the loss of six wickets.

Opener Paul Walter top scored with 65 before a 61-run partnership between Matthew Bell and David Houghton guided Billericay to victory.

Houghton hit 38 while Bell ended 39 not out to ensure the win.

And Billericay will now be looking to build on the victory when they host bottom of the table Ilford this weekend.

“Ilford will be a different test to what we are used to as they have quite a few spinners in their ranks,” said Knight.

“They will be desperate to start picking up some points as they are currently bottom.

“That being said, we won’t be underestimating them and hopefully can put in another good performance.”