Hothi credits rivals Goresbrook after they hold nerve to beat Rainham

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 July 2018

Israel Ochwo of Goresbrook takes the wicket of Rainham's Biren Patel (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Israel Ochwo of Goresbrook takes the wicket of Rainham's Biren Patel (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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Chasing 199, Jas Hothi’s team just fell short of their target after they were dismissed for 191 at Spring Farm Park

Jas Hothi paid tribute to T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division local rivals Goresbrook after they defeated Rainham by seven runs on Saturday.

The Spring Farm Park captain was hopeful his team could secure a fourth consecutive victory, but saw them fail to chase down 199.

Goresbrook’s win sees them leapfrog Rainham in the table to go third, but the new boys remain in a healthy position in fourth.

Hothi said: “We can’t be too disheartened. It was a great game of cricket and showed once again we can compete at this level.

“We pushed all the way, but fair play to Goresbrook. I think you have to give them credit because they held their nerve at the end.”

After losing the toss, Rainham were forced to field first and saw the visitors make a strong start.

Kurt Whisker impressed on his way to 55, but the home bowlers fought back well to dismiss the away side just short of 200.

Bhavik Patel (2-27) and Biren Patel (2-40) helped Rainham get back on top while Ben Little also picked up 3-44.

“They got off to a flyer and we were giving away too many extras, but we fought back well,” said Hothi.

“In the middle overs they got back on top and they looked on course for 220 or 230, but we eventually got Kurt Whisker.

“He had played really well and is one of their best batsmen, so I was really pleased to dismiss them for 198.”

Rainham needed a strong start to their chase, but lost opening duo Garnet Shallow and Sid Patel cheaply.

Ronnie Jackson (23) and skipper Hothi (36) rebuilt the innings, but they couldn’t stick around and Goresbrook kept chipping away and picking up wickets.

With Biren Patel and wicket-keeper Tom Herbert at the crease, it looked like the hosts would get over the line.

But the former went for 13 and the latter was bowled for 11 as Goresbrook dismissed Rainham for 191 with eight balls remaining.

“At 170-6, Tom and Biren were going well, but I still knew it would be a close chase,” admitted Hothi.

“That is the way it goes sometimes and we are a young team so we are going to make mistakes. I am not too disheartened and all I can ask as a captain is for us to learn from them and I am sure we will.”


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