Mixed weekend for Parks

PUBLISHED: 11:00 19 July 2017

A cricket helmet lies by the boundary edge (pic Jacob Ranson)

A cricket helmet lies by the boundary edge (pic Jacob Ranson)


Sunday XI suffer 314-run defeat to Scintilla after being skittled out for just 67

Captain Jibram Azam’s four-wicket haul was in vain as Oakfield Parkonians firsts lost out by 35 runs to their Hainault rivals on Saturday.

Abdul Razzaq (2-21) helped Parks peg back their Essex League Division Two rivals before Azam reduced the hosts to 156-8, though they went on to post 221.

Vikram Handa (31) started well, before a middle order collapse left them at 108-7.

Ramya Upadhyay (24) and Selvam Ramasamy (56) gave Parks hope, but they were all out for 187 and entertain Old Brentwoods this weekend.

Poor fielding saw the seconds lose out by five wickets to West Essex. Batting first, Parks were 54-0 and despite Faisal Bhatti’s 52, the hosts finished on 216-5.

In reply, Parks created chances, but were unable to capitalise as West Essex reached the total with five wickets in hand.

A strong bowling display helped the thirds to a eight-wicket win over Harlow Town. Nav Kalley (2-9), Hamd Usman (2-8), Om Thakeria (2-17) and Pranav Khetia (2-3) all contributed as Town were out for 62.

Teerath Diocee (37*) and Usman Rafiq (17*) helped Parks to victory, while Vijay Vijayanathan’s 4-19 helped Parks fourth team secure a 36-run win over Hornchurch.

Batting first, only Shahid Khan (24) and Maran Mariyathas (30) provided resistance as they were bowled out for 152.

In reply, opening bowlers Nimanka De Silva (1-16) and Chetan Patel (1-23) got them off to a solid start before Vijayanathan was ably supported by Khan (2-24) as they dismissed Hornchurch for 116.

Tariq Jameel hit an unbeaten 76 as the fifths secured an eight-wicket victory at Westcliff.

Parks started well and had the hosts 35-5 before some resistance saw Westcliff end on 112-8, with Thomas Varnes, Sachin Fing and Jameel all taking two wickets.

Jameel continued his rich vein of form with the bat and along with Amar Desai, Parks picked up a comfortable win.

Meanwhile, a Sunday XI suffered a 314-run defeat to Scintilla.

Batting first, Parks’ opponents amassed 385-4 and the reply never got going as they were skittled for just 67.

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