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Francis rues dropped catches as Gidea Park lose to Hutton

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:19 17 July 2018

Jamal Francis of Gidea Park & Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Jamal Francis of Gidea Park & Romford (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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GPR beaten by 28 runs at home despite a half-century from Sam Hewitt

Gidea Park & Romford captain Jamal Francis believes his team were punished by a ruthless Hutton in a 28-run defeat in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One.

After losing the toss, Park were put into the field and saw Hutton reach 284-9, despite two wickets apiece for Aditya Kumar (2-32) and Sam O’Sullivan (2-55).

Sam Hewitt top scored with 63 in reply for the hosts, but they were dismissed for 256 inside 46 overs.

It was a disappointing defeat for GPR, who had beaten promotion-chasing Colchester & East Essex the week before.

But Francis believes that had Park held some catches early on in the Hutton innings, things might have been different.

“We knew it was going to be tough before the game because of where Hutton are in the table,” said Francis.

“We dropped some of their batsmen early on in their innings and Hutton cashed in to get a good score.

“They took their chances and ultimately that is what won them the game on Saturday.”

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