WIVENHOE have gone top of the division one table in the North Essex Cricket League following their 142-run win at Clacton.

It meant an opening game defeat for the Seasiders, who were unable to match the big hitting of Wivenhoe's batsmen as they set a daunting target of 328 for four.

Matt Durrell top-scored for Wivenhoe with 145 and Brendan Louw hit 113 for a total that Clacton struggled to get near, despite a knock of 45 from Dan Smith as they finished on 186 for five.

Waterlogged pitches denied any action in division two, but there was division three action and Coggeshall were thankful of that as they won by eight runs at Boxted.

James Raine was Coggeshall's all-round hero as he hit an unbeaten half-century alongside Ashley Blows' 60 not out in their 168 for four, before claiming four for 16 as Boxted, who had Paul Harris hitting 69, were all out for 160.

There was also a win for Stebbing at Great Horkesley and Lexden.

The visitors made 196 for eight and although David Taylor made 66 in Great Horkesley's reply, the hosts fell 98 runs short as they were all out for 98.

Away success was also on the cards at Real Oddies, but by a narrower margin this time, as Kelvedon and Feering triumphed by five runs.

Kelvedon made a total of 156 for five after a knock of 63 by Edward King and although Scott Rees remained unbeaten on 41, he ran out of partners as the Oddies were all out for 151 and just short of their target.