Tavarasa slams latest Ilford batting collapse after defeat to Chelmsford

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 September 2018

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Valentines Park beaten by six wickets at home after being bowled out for 98

Theeban Tavarasa was left to lament Ilford’s batting struggles once more after a six-wicket defeat at home to Chelmsford in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.

The Valentines Park outfit elected to bat first in favourable conditions, but were all out for just 98 as they failed to perform with the bat once more.

Though skipper Tavarasa (2-27) and Shane Snater (2-44) finished with two wickets apiece, Chelmsford completed their chase inside 33 overs.

And the Ilford captain knows his team’s batting struggles again significantly contributed to their own downfall.

“It was a good wicket to bat on and I felt we definitely needed a score in excess of 200 to win,” he said.

“We were 63-3, which wasn’t a bad position to be in, but we struggled from there and to lose our last seven wickets for 25 runs is not good enough.

“We haven’t batted well for much of the season and the disappointing thing is that we haven’t even given ourselves a chance to win matches in recent weeks.”

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