Hadleigh & Thundersley picked up their third win of the Hamro Foundation Essex League Premier Division season with success at Chingford.

Sent into the field, they saw Adam Dobson (2-38) strike the first two blows with the new ball, before Louis Poynter bagged a brace to leave the hosts 102-4.

Tom Balkwill (57) and captain Andrew MacGregor (59) shared a 113-run stand, before Oliver Smith (2-12) struck, and five wickets fell for 18 runs as Chingford closed on 234-9.

Poynter finished with 5-42 from his 10-over spell, with Cameron Shekleton hitting a quick 21 off 15 balls in reply.

Skipper Sam Handley (22) and Carl Lees also made starts before a 73-run stand between Oliver Smith (52) and Luke Smith (29) put Hadleigh firmly on track.

Roy Smith then picked up the baton and hit a six and eight fours in his 51 off 48 balls to leave Hadleigh a dozen runs away from their target, with Haider Ali Syed Zaidi and Dobson sealing a three-wicket win with 15 balls remaining.

Hadleigh head to Brentwood next weekend, as matches revert to the all-day format.

Billericay were convincing winners at Division One rivals Old Brentwoods, after posting 226.

Matthew Bell fell one short of a half-century, as Michael Pearn (37) Raynard van Tonder (34) and Joe Carson (23 not out) chipped in.

And Robert Rayner ran through the Old Brentwoods top order to finish with superb figures of 10-4-19-5, with Arjun Bhardwaj (2-16) and Carson (2-26) nabbing doubles to seal a 119-run victory ahead of a home date with Shenfield.

Old Southendian took the bragging rights in their Division Two derby with Benfleet at Garon Park after choosing to bat and posting 208-7.

Hafiz Yawar Afzal (40) and Muhammad Usman Ghani (44) combined after the early loss of Matthew Darvill, with Max Craddock hitting an unbeaten 63 and captain Andrew McGarry (26) also contributing with the bat.

Callum Wheeler (3-25) and Ross Casson (3-34) shared bowling honours for Benfleet, but Rob Zammit (40) was their only batter to make much impact in reply.

Ahsan Yousaf (3-29) and McGarry (3-40) had most success, while Matthew Austin (2-39), Tj Bailey and Dylan Batt took the other wickets to fall in a 67-run victory.

Southendian head to Horndon this weekend, while Benfleet visit Orsett.

Westcliff will look to bounce back as they host Aztecs, after slumping to a seven-wicket defeat at Oakfield Parkonians.

They were skittled for 64 after choosing to bat and saw the home side race to their target in 13 overs.

Leigh lost by eight wickets against Division Three rivals Goresbrook at Chalkwell Park after also choosing to bat first.

Stuart Elliott (34) and James Pettitt (25) top scored as they were dismissed for 140, with James Spencer (2-45) picking up the only wickets to fall in reply.

Leigh head to Harlow Town on Saturday.

Southend-on-Sea & EMT lost Kiean Butler to the first ball of their Division Four match at Hornchurch Athletic after electing to bat, but Matt Mohan (80) and captain Joe Sibbons (54) led them to 243-9.

The hosts secured a four-wicket win with 10 overs to spare, though, as overseas Jahron Alfred smacked 88 off 42 balls, including five sixes and 11 fours.

Alex Wainwright (3-53) and Adam Hunt (2-53) had most success with the ball for Southend, who visit Hawks this weekend.