Oakfield youngsters earn Peters Cup’s Essex crown

PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 July 2015

Oakfield Parkonians' Paresh Kalley with the National Cup

Oakfield Parkonians' Paresh Kalley with the National Cup


Parks youth earn right to represent county in national competition

Oakfield Parkonians under-15s became the toast of Essex after winning the county final of the Dennis Peters Portman National Cup.

Against Brentwood, Parks won the toss and elected to bowl first, which looked the correct decision as Abdul Usman and Eshun Kalley accounted for the two opening batsmen.

Kalley later came back at the death to take another victim and finish with figures of 2-28 as Brentwood made 122-7 from their 20 overs.

Oakfield hardly got off to the best of starts when losing a wicket in just the second over of their reply, but brothers Ronan (17) and Ryan Karuna (23) rebuilt the innings.

Their departure saw another set of siblings take to the crease as Eshun and Paresh Kalley took Parks toward their victory total.

While captain Paresh may have departed for 17, Eshun kept smashing anything that came his way on route to an unbeaten 38 that saw Oakfield home with 12 balls to spare.

“This truly was a remarkable win and it was great joy to watch the team play as one,” said a club spokesperson.

Oakfield will now go on to represent Essex in the remainder of the tournament, but their opponent in the next round has yet to be decided.

There was no such luck for the under-11s though as they lost their Midweek League clash against Wanstead.

Parks put on 99-6 thanks to 35 from Amanjit Singh, but Wanstead were able to reach their target for the loss of two wickets with two overs remaining.

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