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Hi There, Welcome to our first edition of our Thurrock Magazine. We are well established in Essex through our Basildon and Southend editions, we have been delivering our magazines every month for eight months now. We are a family run business and will be delivering a handy mag to 20,000 homes every month to your area. You will find all types of local Businesses in here, Competitions, Sudoku’s and useful numbers. We will have an interesting read from your community police officer. Hope you all enjoyed the extended Bank Holiday’s and had a nice break. It’s Father’s Day next month on 21st June so don’t forget your dad on this date. Why not enter our competition with a chance to win a meal for 4 at The Fleet Pub and treat your dad. For all you cricket lovers try your luck and enter our Essex CCC quiz for your chance to win a pair of Twenty20 tickets. Also for the kids, our Kids Quiz this month is a Disney’s Tangled DVD. All of our readers lead to the success of our mag and we welcome your comments and suggestions and please feel free to email or write to us. Please send your comments, news of any local events or issues, by emailing us at comments@essexbusinessandleisure. or alternatively post to 266 Great Gregorie, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5QT or simply call us on 01268 442420. Please stop by and like our Facebook Page. If you wish to Advertise within this Publication, email us at sales@ or call us on 01268 442420. Please support your local Businesses within this publication by using their services and don’t forget to mention us when you do. We do not vet our advertisers and take no responsibility for anyone who advertises with us. Essex Business & Leisure Magazine’s are delivered to 60,000 homes monthly, throughout Essex by Basildon Leaflets.

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Chief Inspector Paul Moor is the district commander for Thurrock. Having held this post for over two years, he brought with him a host of experience, as he joined Thurrock on promotion after heading up the Essex Police Interceptor unit as Inspector. He has spent 17 years on traffic units, and was a specialist investigator for road deaths. He is no stranger to Thurrock having served in Grays in the early 90s and was promoted in the area to Sergeant. His knowledge of car cruisers makes his expertise particularly an asset to police in Thurrock. One of Chief Insp Paul Moor’s priority over the coming months is to tackle burglary and shed burglaries. He said: “Although we have seen success across

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Following a disappointing start to the season, with defeat at home to Kent and away to Middlesex at Lord’s, Essex travel to Wantage Road to face unbeaten Northamptonshire. Matthew Walker and Mark Pettini batted for three hours together to save the match for Essex who were facing the prospect of a third defeat in as many games when they were still 12 runs adrift of Northants with 6 wickets remaining at the lunch interval. However the two batsmen steadied the ship composing an unbeaten and vigilant 147 runs partnership to ease their side through the remainder of play with a truce called at 4.50 p.m. Essex had started the final day on 26 without loss after Northants had gained a 105 runs lead on first innings but the loss of Billy Godleman for 24, Alastair Cook (28), Jaik Mickleburgh (15) and Ravi Bopara for 5 put the pressure on the visitors as they toppled to 82 for 4 wickets. Walker and Pettini survived an initial testing time before growing in confidence



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and assurance to reach half-centuries on their way to achieve the draw and 9 points for their side.

all out that earned 4 batting points.

Northants replied with 538-9 declared with former Essex man Stephen Peter When the teams agreed on the draw, top-scoring with 105 as the batsmen Walker had faced 162 deliveries to reach continued to enjoy the favourable 70 not out including 10 fours whilst Wantage Road conditions Pettini, on his first Championship match New overseas recruit Lonwabo Tsotsobe of the season, was unbeaten on 67 proved costly on debut with figures of having faced 159 deliveries hitting one 2-154 from 27 overs that included 15 no six and 8 other boundaries. balls but in contrast, his fellow new ball There were a number of other plus bowler David Masters proved frugal with points for Essex to take from the game the commendable return of 1-72 from with Cook and Mickleburgh both posting 36 overs that included 16 maidens. first innings centuries in a total of 433

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