CRICKET: THURROCK won comfortably by 70 runs in a low-scoring game at home to Aythorpe Roding, writes Bill West.

The hosts batted first and were bowled out for 159 in the 37th over.

Most of the batsmen got themselves settled.

But none were able to kick on and make a substantial score.

On his debut for the first team, Lee Henry came in at number eight and top scored with 22, while Ross Fullbrook and Rob Neal both made 18.

While not a big total, Thurrock's bowlers had at least something to defend.

In the end, 159 was more than enough as the 10-man visitors were all out for just 89.

Daniel Laird ripped through their batting line-up, taking an impressive 5-36 – his first five wicket tally of the season.

Clarke Wren and Rob Neal also chipped in.

They both contributed two wickets apiece with Wren removing former Essex bowler Joe Grant with a great delivery.

Laird took the final wicket as Thurrock sealed their third victory in a row.