- Last Updated: Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:50
- Published: Thursday, 12 September 2019 08:42
- Written by Kevin Hewes
Clacton are NECL champions for the first time since 2007, following a 97 run victory over Mistley at Vista Road on Sunday. Tom Sinclair with 134 was the stand out performer for the Seasiders. Champions Wivenhoe did all they could, but defending the championship depended on a Mistley win at Clacton. They won by 60 runs to claim the Runners Up spot. In Division Three, Great Totham are champions following a nervous three wicket win at home to West Bergholt. Joe Davis claimed 5 for 30 for Totham, and then played a significant part in the run chase with an unbeaten 47. Sudbury are also promoted, while Great Horkesley & Lexden miss out despite winning on Sunday, Shaakir Ahmed scoring his fourth century of the campaign in the game with Eight Ash Green. In Division Two, the championship picture is still fairly cloudy, with any one of three teams now in the frame. Leaders Springfield were beaten by three wickets at Stebbing, which secured Stebbing’s survival in Division 2. Meanwhile, Kelvedon closed the gap to three points following a 59 run win over Witham, which saw the visitors relegated. Kelvedon meet Springfield at Rye Mill Lane with the winners taking the title, however, if the game is cancelled then Cavaliers will be champions as they have already benefitted from an early Witham concession.