Search

Free 40-page supplement celebrating the Queen’s record reign in this week’s Recorder

On sale September 3

Hafeez praise for ton-up Kandola

16:25 30 June 2014

Gurdeep Kandola in batting action for Ilford (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Gurdeep Kandola in batting action for Ilford (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League

Ilford captain hails predecessor

Ilford captain Shaz Hafeez had nothing but praise for predecessor Gurdeep Kandola, after his century helped set up victory at Shenfield.

Shenfield won the toss, electing to bowl first and Suhaib Sarwar and Tom Austin caused Ilford problems with the new ball.

Hendro Puchert (34) was first to fall, shortly followed by Humza Mian (27).

But Kandola stepped up and proved the deciding factor between the two sides with an impressive unbeaten 104 in a total of 280.

Hafeez said: “He was excellent with his batting during the game, following up on 91 not out in the previous game with 104.

“We felt really confident and it all started with the win against Brentwood in the cup.”

Shenfield have struggled so far this season and find themselves at the bottom of the table, but Hafeez admits their position does not reflect their quality.

“Going into the game we thought their results didn’t reflect how they were as a team and how good they were,” he added.

“When we went in for lunch I just said to the team ‘keep focused and keep working hard after the break’ which is what we did.”

Shenfield showed the threat they posses when they stepped up to bat.

Keen’s innings of 109 was ended thanks to a crucial catch by Tony Small who also caught out Tom Phillippe for 64.

Ilford’s bowlers started to apply pressure and Shenfield’s batsmen began to fall, coming up six runs short of their target in a tense finish.

The win cements Ilford’s mid-table position going into their next match ith third-placed Brentwood and Hafeez believes the win at Shenfield could provide a platform to push up the table.

“Looking at where we are at this point in the season it’s about chipping away and hopefully challenging for the title,” he said.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

20 minutes ago
Orient head coach Ian Hendon looks on from the bench at Luton (pic: Simon O'Connor)

The O’s head coach Ian Hendon reveals delight at finally bringing young midfielder to the club

12:30
The Barbarians pose with children from local rugby clubs at East London (pic: Sandra Rowse)

Club play host to Barbarians before big match

12:30
Kane Ferdinand of Dagenham and Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ned Keating provides player ratings following the 2-0 win at Cambridge United

10:30
Hornchurch Athletic players celebrate a wicket against local rivals Rainham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Our latest blog from Hornchurch Athletic’s Nathaniel Bastin

Most read sport

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder