WIVENHOE got back to winning ways in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship and inflicted more misery on neighbours Elmstead.

After losing the previous weekend, they won by eight wickets in Saturday's derby.

Matthew Durrell was their hero once again, shining with both bat and ball.

First he returned four wickets for 17 runs in his 9.1 overs as the hosts batted first and were dismissed for 185.

Harry Burnett was also a thorn in their side with three for 29, although there were half-centuries for Elmstead duo Aidan O'Brien (56) and Ryan Vickery (53).

Durrell then opened the batting for Wivenhoe and made a tremendous 106, with brother Tom managing 74.

Two other sides met at Hare Field as Witham continued their revival with a five-wicket success against Coggeshall.

It was their third straight win and came largely thanks to Leroy Facey (four for 31) and Simon Jones (52).

Coggeshall captain Kane Addison produced a valiant fight, scoring a half-century and taking a couple of wickets.

Halstead maintained their challenge with a 58-run success at Hadleigh.

It was their fourth win in a row.

Opener Chris Huntington (86) and captain Josh Wells (78) laid the foundations as their side batted first and made 278.

Joe Morris then took three for 20, allied to a brace of wickets apiece for Huntington and Chris Rayner, as the Suffolk hosts were all out for 220.

Towards the other end of the table, Mistley celebrated a much-needed, morale-boosting seven-wicket success against Maldon at New Road.

Chris Harris (127) and Matt Anderson (74) led the way as the visitors batted first and made 286 for nine, despite three wickets each for Dan Goff and Phil Palmer.

However, the Swans were up for the fight as Matt Bibby plundered a tremendous 132, backed up by skipper Goff (65) and Phil Palmer (61).

Braintree had another great result in division two, winning by five wickets at home to Mildenhall.

Will Jackson took four for 45 while Chris Leech scored 99 and Daniel Chalk 79.

However, it was not such a good day for Copford and Clacton.

The former lost by 107 runs at home to Lakenheath, despite a four-wicket burst from Giles Mallinson.

Clacton slumped to a 58-run defeat at home to Ipswich and East Suffolk, with Bradley Pitts taking three wickets and Kieron Parkes top-scoring with 38.