A FINE bowling display from skipper Adam Dobson saw Hadleigh & Thundersley beat Chingford by seven wickets in the Premier Division.

Chingford batted first and were bowled out for 113 with Dobson leading the way as he took seven wickets for just 38 runs.

In reply, Hadleigh made it home for the loss of just three wickets with Adam Forbes top scoring with 54 not out to keep Dobson’s team fifth in the table.

However, there was more disappointment for second from bottom Billericay as they lost by 167 runs against Chelmsford.

The home-side batted first and scored 239/8 thanks to a fine 105 from opening batsman Jack Sterland.

Ross Poulton took 6/66 with the ball for Billericay but the visitors were then dismissed for just 72 with Matthew Bell top scoring with 36.

In Division One, Old Southendian & Southchurch remain second from bottom after suffering a 64 run defeat against Woodford Wells.

After winning the toss, Southendian beat Woodford into bat and saw them finish their innings on 235/7.

Ahmed Khawaja took 3/55 with the ball for Southendian before they were bowled out, in reply, for 171.

Khawaja top scored with 80 while Jamil Ahmed added 49 but it was not enough to stop Southendian suffering defeat.

In Division Two, Wickford went back to the top of the table with a six wicket win against Orsett & Thurrock.

Orsett made 131 in their innings with Lewis Lockyer top scoring with 32 while Chirag Desai and Huzaifa Umer both took three wickets each for Wickford.

In reply, Wickford reached the required total for the loss of just four wickets with opener Huzaifa Umer scoring 86 not out.

Third placed Leigh on Sea drew at Frenford.

Leigh made 215/6 in their innings with Dean Waller scoring 87 and Roy Smith adding 49.

But Frenford finished on 166/8, despite the best efforts of Tim Knox who took 3/24.

Elsewhere, Benfleet saw their match against Gidea Park & Romford abandoned while bottom of the table Southend & EMT lost by five wickets against Westcliff who are fifth in the standings.