Cricket: Oakfield Parkonians promotion hopes hit
PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 August 2018
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Oakfield Parkonians saw their promotion hopes hit in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Two after a home defeat against Wickford.
Captain Dave Rai chose to bat first but fell cheaply and was followed back to the pavilion by opening partner Vikram Handa to leave the hosts 22-2.
Ubaid Ur Rehman Kiani and Ravi Teja Dwaraka (24) put on 79 for the third wicket, but Parks then slumped from 101-2 to 118-8.
Kiani hit 11 fours in his 52, but Paresh Kalley was the only other Parks batsman to reach double figures as they were eventually dismissed for 141 in the 48th over.
Huzaifa Umer (4-17) and Dean Etchells (3-21) did most of the damage with the ball for Wickford, who saw all six of their batsmen used make double figures as they clinched a six-wicket win inside 25 overs.
Abdul Razzaq took 3-45 for Parks, but it was little consolation as they took just two points to remain in third place behind Loughton and Fives & Heronians.
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