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Hothi challenges Rainham to finish with lengthy run of victories

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 August 2018

The Rainham squad watch on during their batting innings (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

The Rainham squad watch on during their batting innings (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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If the Spring Farm Park club are to come third, they will have to end the year in top form

Jas Hothi wants Rainham to try and win their final six games of the 2018 T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division to give themselves a fighting chance of finishing in third position.

As things stand, the Spring Farm Park club are fourth in the table on 202 points after 13 games and only nine off third-placed local rivals Goresbrook.

This weekend Rainham travel to bottom club Rettendon looking to claim another victory which could potentially see them move up a place in the standings.

“We were all focused against Rayleigh on Saturday. We have six games left and we want to try and win all of them, and I don’t see any reason why we can’t do that,” said Hothi.

Rainham put in a solid display last weekend to win by six wickets at home to struggling Rayleigh.

Charlie Puncher shone with the ball and claimed 5-24 while Biren Patel picked up 3-35 as the away side were dismissed for 133.

In reply, Rainham lost four of their top order batsmen, but Ian Little hit 36 not out and was well backed up by Rushi Patel (25*).

Unfortunately it didn’t see a change in the table, but Hothi is excited about the final six weeks of the campaign.

It isn’t only Goresbrook and Rainham battling for third, fifth in the table Aythorpe Roding are on the same number of points as Rainham and Old Chelmsfordians are in sixth on 200 points.

Hothi’s men are due to play the latter two in the last two weeks of the season and can’t wait for the battles coming up.

Rainham’s captain said: “It seems the fight for third is hotting up, especially with Aythorpe beating Bentley at the weekend.

“That was a surprise result and Old C’s are still not out of it, so all four teams are pushing for it and I think it’s good.

“It gives us all something to play for between now and the end of the season and we will try to win every game.

“We will worry about what we are doing and just go again on Saturday and hopefully get another win.”

This is Rainham’s first year in the top tier and they were never set to be in the title race, but the fact they have a chance of coming third is keeping motivation high.

Hothi added: “We are focused and the players are focused, they don’t need me to tell them so everyone wants to keep winning.

“We are all a lot happier when we win, so we are all ready to go for this Saturday against Rettendon.”

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