CRICKET: Hadleigh & Thundersley drew with Hutton in the Premier Division of the Essex League.

Hutton batted first and scored 227/6 with Adam Dobson (3/20) the pick of Hadleigh’s bowlers.

In reply sixth placed Hadleigh finished on 162/7 with Cameron Shekleton top scoring with 69.

In Division One, Billericay drew with Fives & Heronians.

Billericay opted to bat first after winning the toss and were bowled out for 199.

Rowan Elliott led the way with 44 before Fives finished on 194/8.

Arjun Bhardwaj (3/58) was the most dangerous bowler for Billericay who are now fifth in the table.

In Division Two, seventh placed Old Southendian & Southchurch suffered a five wicket defeat to Springfield.

Southendian chose to bat first and scored 234/5.

Hafiz Yawer Afzal hit an impressive 110 while Ahsan Yousaf added 71 not out.

In reply, second placed Springfield made it home for the loss of five wickets to continue their push for promotion.

Benfleet are now eighth in the standings after drawing with Aztecs.

Aztecs chose to bat first and scored 213/9.

Gavin Blowes (3/40) and Taylor Casson (3/65) both did well with the ball for Benfleet who then finished their innings on 155/8.

Ben Munday top scored with 38 and Benfleet now sit 10 points above the drop zone.

Westcliff are second from bottom after suffering an 84 run defeat against table-topping Woodford Wells.

Woodford put on 99 for the first wicket before finishing on 250/6.

Tom Baker (3/74) was Westcliff’s most dangerous bowler before they were bowled out for 166.

Hammad Ul Hassan top scored with 42 but it was not enough to stop Westcliff suffering defeat at Chalkwell Park.

Wickford remain bottom of the standings after losing by 152 runs against Orsett & Thurrock.

Orsett scored 272/5 with Manoj Sarathchandra scoring an impressive 101.

Chirag Desai took 4/86 for Wickford who were then bowled out for 120.

In Division Three, Leigh sit just above the relegation zone after losing by 89 runs against Stanford le Hope.

Stanford scored 256/8 with Tim Knox taking 4/58 before Leigh were dismissed for 167 in reply.

Captain Joe Sexton top scored with 31.

In Division Four, sixth placed Southend & EMT lost by six wickets against West Essex.

Southend were bowled out for 130 before West Essex made it home for the loss of four wickets.