Oakfield remain in promotion chase after beating Horndon

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 August 2018

A close-up view of a cricket scoreboard (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A close-up view of a cricket scoreboard (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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A round-up of the latest matches involving Oakfield Parkonians CC teams

Oakfield Parkonians remain well in the hunt for promotion from Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two after a seven-wicket success at Horndon-on-the-Hill.

Dwaraka Ravi Teja was the star of the show for Parks as he shone with both bat and ball in the triumph.

Oakfield elected to field first after winning the toss and Teja was tormentor-in-chief, finishing with 6-26 as Horndon were dismissed for just 139.

After the top three all fell cheaply, Parks were indebted to an unbeaten 58 from Teja, while Haris Khan ended on 52 not out as the visitors eased to victory.

Oakfield are at home on Saturday when they welcome Harlow Town for another league encounter.

There was no such joy for the seconds, however, as they went down by 13 runs at home to local rivals Buckhurst Hill.

Parks seconds will look to bounce back on Saturday when the make the trip to Billericay.

The thirds also suffered a defeat as they went down by four-wickets in their clash with Belhus.

After being put into bat, Parks were restricted to 145-7 from their 45 overs with opener Haaris Shah’s knock of 44 the top score.

Though Sanjaya Fernando (2-12) and Bhavdeep Sehmi (2-28) both took two wickets in reply, Belhus were able to secure the win.

Oakfield thirds are at home on Saturday as they welcome their Hornchurch counterparts.

There was better news for the fourths as they collected a nine-wicket success against Buckhurst Hill.

Inder Singh took 4-14 for the ball for Parks as they dismissed their rivals for just 104 in their innings.

Oakfield completed the chase with relative ease as opener George Christian finished unbeaten on 61.

The fourths are in action away to local rivals Ilford on Saturday.

The fifths were also in winning form at the weekend as they beat Upminster by five wickets.

Parks bowled brilliantly to dismiss their opponents cheaply for just 61, but still had trouble in chasing down their small total as they lost five wickets.

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