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T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division: Jas Hothi keen to draw on positives from Rainham’s showing at Goresbrook

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 May 2018

Goresbrook's Israel Ochwo dismisses Rainham opener Biren Patel in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Goresbrook's Israel Ochwo dismisses Rainham opener Biren Patel in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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Saturday’s encounter at May & Bakers Sports & Social Club ended prematurely after heavy rain halted play with the hosts yet to bat

Rainham's Ronnie Jackson leaves the field at Goresbrook after his dismisall in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).Rainham's Ronnie Jackson leaves the field at Goresbrook after his dismisall in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Jas Hothi was left with mixed emotions after Saturday’s T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division clash between Rainham and Goresbrook was abandoned.

The Spring Farm Park club showed their batting pedigree by posting 277-6 from their 45 overs away to the Dagenham-based side.

But Rainham were unable to press home their advantage after rain brought proceedings to an early finish at May & Baker Sports & Social Club with Goresbrook yet to bat.

Hothi said: “We were gutted we didn’t come away with the victory. To put 277 on the board you have to fancy your chances, especially given I believe that’s the highest score they have ever conceded in the Mid-Essex Premier Division.

“It was probably a blessing in disguise we lost the toss because we gained a lot of positives out of the batting display we produced, but obviously we would have preferred the win, so we go again this Saturday.”

Rainham’s Ronnie Jackson top scored at the weekend with an impressive 83, which continued his strong start to the 2018 campaign.

Opener Biren Patel also played his part in laying the foundations with a solid 30 at the top of the order.

Biren Patel in batting action for Rainham away to Goresbrook in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).Biren Patel in batting action for Rainham away to Goresbrook in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

“Ronnie’s been the stand-out batsmen for us this season. He’s been a class apart,” said captain Hothi.

“I thought the way him and Biren batted was superb and we had talked about how Goresbrook take a lot of wickets during the middle overs, but the way they built up a partnership frustrated Goresbrook.

“Full credit to them both, they were superb. Ronnie played fantastically and it was one of the best knocks I’ve seen in quite a while.”

After Patel and Jackson’s innings, explosive hitters Jon O’Neill and Charlie Puncher made the most of the good wicket at Goresbrook.

O’Neill struck 58 in quick time while Puncher smashed 27 towards the end of their 45 overs to help Rainham reach 277-6.

Hothi added: “It is such a good wicket over there. It is rock hard and the outfield is lightning quick, so we had to lay a platform for the big hitters like ‘Jono’ and Charlie.

“We did and they came out to bat and got stuck in, so it was a really good batting performance, but we can’t speak about it too much because we didn’t get the victory.

“I think we can still take a lot of positives from it, but we have to go again on Saturday when we host Springfield.”

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