BILLERICAY moved second in Essex League Division One after beating Epping by 104 runs.

Billericay were put into bat after losing the toss and were bowled out for 229.

Opener Grant Roelofsen top scored with 57 from 42 balls while Louis Pickering added 42 before Epping were dismissed for 125.

Robert Rayner led the way with the ball for Billericay taking 5/43 and Ellis Pickering claimed 3/23 to ensure Billericay a fourth win in succession.

In Division Two, Old Southendian & Southchurch suffered a 78 run defeat against Aztecs.

Aztecs batted first and scored 324/5 in their 50 overs before Old Southendian were dismissed for 246 in reply.

Opener Matthew Darvill led the way with 52 while Max Craddock added 49 but it was not enough to prevent defeat.

Southendian picked up five points and are now fourth in the table.

Westcliff remain third but were beaten by four wickets against Shenfield.

Westcliff were put into bat first and scored 236/7.

Hammad Ul Hassan top scored with 76 while opener Charlie Lockhart added 41.

However, Shenfield made it home for the loss of six wickets despite some fine bowling from Westcliff skipper Joe Robbins who took 3/71.

In Division Three, Leigh on Sea went fourth after beating Stanford le Hope by 62 runs.

Leigh made 214 with skipper James Spencer scoring 46 before Stanford were dismissed for 152.

Tim Knox took 3/24 and Ollie West 3/54 to ensure another victory for Leigh.

Wickford moved seventh after beating Harlow by 23 runs.

Wickford batted first and were bowled out for 193 with Zisan Abedin top scoring with 68 and Frankie McKenna 36.

In reply, Harlow were bowled out for 170.

Nishant Mittal was the best of Wickford’s bowlers as he took 3/23.

Elsewhere, eighth placed Benfleet were beaten by three wickets against West Essex.

Benfleet were dismissed for 156 with Gavin Blowes top scoring with 55.

But it was enough to secure victory as West Essex made it home for the loss of seven wickets.

In Division Four, Southend & EMT beat Hawks by 49 runs.

Southend scored 258/7 with Liam Nugent scoring 54 and Dean Waller 51 before Hawks were dismissed for 209.

Joe Sibbons took 3/17 as Southend bagged 20 points to move sixth in the standings.