Cricket: Oakfield Parkonains bid for better against Old Southendian & Southchurch in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two
PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 May 2018
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Parks lost by 20 runs at Loughton last weekend
Oakfield Parkonains will hope for better at home to Old Southendian & Southchurch in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two on Saturday after a 20-run loss at Loughton last weekend.
The opening pair of Selvam Ramasamy and Anujan Thiru put on a show with the new ball to restrict Loughton and take early wickets.
This was followed up by a miserly 11-over spell of bowling from Abdul Razzaq to finish with remarkable figures of 3-7, with eight maidens.
With Loughton at 75-8, they recovered well to end up on 153, which was still below par on a track offering little for the bowlers.
However, Parks batting left a lot to be desired as they flopped badly in the modest run chase.
Overseas star Ravi Teja batted beautifully for 56 runs, but had barely any support from his colleagues.
Paresh Kalley showed some ability with a composed 30, but his dismissal effectively ended hopes as Parks wilted to 133 all out inside 36 overs.
The seconds also suffered defeat to Loughton opposition as they lost by four runs in a close encounter.
Parks started well, taking early wickets and putting the opposition on the back foot on what looked set to be a good wicket.
Stand out opening pair Haris Khan (2-21) and Sifth Ali (3-36) bowled well using the swinging conditions to their advantage and leave Loughton 45-5.
However, Loughton put on a great sixth-partnership, allowing them to consolidate and finish on 191 all out.
Parks’ openers started well before Faisal Bhatti (nine) was given out leg before wicket, with three other laters dismissed by this method as the hosts slumped to 120-7.
Whilst one end was collapsing at the other was Sachin Vara (115), holding his own to offer the hosts hope of a win, but after he departed, Parks were all out for 187.
The thirds beat Harlow by eight wickets, with Rohitraj Ananeraj and Matthew Holland taking five wickets apiece, while Faisail Chaudhry scored 75.
The fourths drew their game at Loughton fifths, while the fifths beat Hutton by 72 runs.
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