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Cricket: Oakfield Parkonians under-15s make it two wins from two by beating South Woodford in Dennis Peters Portman National Cup

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 May 2017

The cricket season is now underway (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The cricket season is now underway (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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A round-up of the latest matches involving Oakfield Parkonians

Oakfield Parkonians under-15s maintained their perfect start to the Dennis Peters Portman National Cup with a eight-wicket success at South Woodford.

Parks won the toss and elected to field, restricting the Shed to 95-4 from their 20 overs with Ryan Karuna, Jaydeep Dhuria and Shaun Shine all taking wickets.

In reply, Karuna hit an unbeaten 51 off 55 to guide Oakfield to the success inside 15 overs.

The senior sides were unable to match the youngsters’ success, though, as they all failed to pick up wins at the weekend.

Parks’ seconds opened their league season with a disappointing three-wicket defeat away to West Essex, despite an unbeaten knock of 130 from Neil Braithwaite.

Vikram Handa also chipped in for the visitors with 51 after they were put in to bat as Oakfield declared on 289-4.

Despite Dilan Patel recording figures of 3-72 with the ball and Sifth Ali taking 2-64, West Essex successfully chased the target down with four overs remaining.

The thirds pulled off the best result of the weekend for the senior sides, but even that was a draw away to Harlow Town.

Batting first, Parks racked up 234-6 before declaring in the 45th over, with an unbeaten 76 from Inderpreet Bhatia the top score.

With 50 overs to bowl Harlow out, Oakfield looked on their way to success at the drinks break with their hosts seven down and with only 120 runs on the board.

However, Harlow dug in to draw, closing on 178-8, as Parks bowler Nav Kalley finished with 3-32.

The fourths, meanwhile, slumped to a 91-run defeat away to Loughton on a difficult pitch for batting.

Oakfield did well with the ball as Vijay Vijayanathan took 3-44 and Manicks Shankar ended with 2-43 as Loughton were all out for 165.

However, only Maran Mariytathas (25) and Tariq Jameel (10) made double figures for Parks in reply as they were skittled out for 74.

The fifths went down by four wickets to White Star despite a maiden 50 for Bal Diocee, while the Sunday team were beaten by 172 against Rainham.

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