Shenfield captain Kliber pleased to break losing run against Ilford

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 24 July 2018

Jack Kliber of Shenfield (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Jack Kliber of Shenfield (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Shenfield captain Jack Kliber pleased his side claimed a much-needed win over Ilford in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.

Kliber and his side broke their five game losing streak as they managed to hold off Theeban Tavarasa’s side in the dying stages of the match.

“Massively, we’re really pleased with that result,” Kliber said.

“It was a really good tight game of cricket and it was probably the perfect match for us to get a result in as it was back and forth so we had to come through tight stages to get over the line.

“Hopefully this can now kick start the second-half of our season.”

Captain Kliber chose to bat after winning the toss and saw Jack Potticary (25) put on 60 for the first wicket with Arshad Ali, before Shane Snater made the breakthrough for Ilford.

Ali hit three sixes and six fours in his 45 off 25 balls, before falling to Kalpesh Chandracant (2-30), who dismissed Alan Jones cheaply.

Harsh Kumar (2-21) and Theeban Tavarasa got in on the act to reduce the hosts to 110-5, before Kliber fell for 23 with the total on 129.

Ollie Ekers hung around for 71 balls to score 28, before Essex staffer Aaron Beard marshalled the tail with a superb half-century.

Beard hit three sixes and eight fours to score 70 off just 60 balls, putting on 43 for the last wicket with last man Charlie Haddon, who faced just one ball, as Shenfield were dismissed for 240 in the 48th over.

Kliber praised Beard’s return to the line-up and is confident he can help them start pushing on.

“We know he is that good and he has been a bit unlucky so far this season but for him to come back in and do that shows how good he is.

“He also bowled really well and got us back in the game as well.”

Snatter (3-55) finished as the pick of Ilford’s bowling, before Mohammad Ahktar dominated the early stages of their reply.

Haddon, Ali and Mitchell Edwards took a wicket apiece to leave Ilford 95-3, before Haaris Ayub (32) put on 72 with Ahktar, who was fifth man out – dismissed by Ali – with the total on 168 after hitting six sixes and 11 fours in his 111 from 103 balls.

Edwards (3-44) struck twice more to make it 173-7, before Mohammed Malik put on 61 with Snater (30), but both fell in quick succession to Haddon (3-27) as Ilford came up agonisingly short on 236-9.

He also praised Edwards and Haddon for their bowling displays in the match.

“Mitchell was really good as he has done all season really and Charlie bowled excellently as well.

“Charlie is only 19 but he has been bowling so well this season and although Mitchell has probably taken the most wickets, Charlie has been Mr.Reliable.”


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