Hadleigh & Thundersley secured an impressive 22 run victory at Chelmsford in the Premier Division of the Essex League.

Hadleigh were put in to bat after losing the toss and were bowled out for 200.

Skipper Sam Handley top scored with 104 while Cameron Shekleton added 40.

In reply, Chelmsford were dismissed for 178 with Louis Poynter, Oliver Smith and Handley all taking three wickets each.

The victory moved Hadleigh fifth in the table, 35 points behind their fourth placed hosts.

In Division One, sixth placed Billericay drew with Ilford, who are eighth.

Batting first, Billericay scored 237/9 with Matthew Bell hitting 63, Raynard Van Tonder 58 and Michael Pearn 43 before Ilford ended on 194/9.

Robert Rayner and Louis Barrell both took three wickets each for Billericay.

In Division Two, Westcliff moved out of the bottom two and up to eighth in the standings after a three wicket win against Springfield.

Westcliff put Springfield in to bat and restricted them to 185/9 with Muhammad Farooqi (3/46), Hammad Ul Hassan (2/54) and Prin Patel (2/21) all posing problems with the ball In reply, Westcliff made it home for the loss of seven wickets with Charlie Lockhart scoring 52 and Finlay Mackay added an important 41 not out to guide the side home.

Elsewhere, bottom of the table Wickford suffered a seven wicket defeat to Woodford Wells.

Wickford were bowled out for 87 before table-topping Woodford reached the required total for the loss of three wickets.

Benfleet are now second from bottom in the league table after an eight wicket defeat against Horndon.

Benfleet were bowled out for 110 before Horndon made it home having lost just two wickets along the way.

In Division Three, eighth placed Leigh on Sea drew with Ardleigh Green & Havering-Atte-Bower.

Leigh made 213/7 before bottom of the table Ardleigh ended on 203/7.

In Division Four, eighth placed Southend & EMT suffered a 65 run defeat at Frenford.

Frenford were put into bat first and scored 196/9.

Adam Hunt took 5/24 with the ball for Southend who were then dismissed for 131.

Glen Norfolk top scored with 43 while Harry Clarke was second highest with 22.