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Gidea Park captain Francis pleased with return to winning ways at Buckhurst Hill

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 June 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 ended three-game winless run with 37-run success away from home

Jamal Francis was delighted Gidea Park & Romford were able to end a three-game winless run in Shepherd Neame Essex League Division One with a 37-run win at Buckhurst Hill.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Park closed on 210-9 from their 50 overs with Sam O’Sullivan’s knock of 41 the top score.

Sadiqullah Kamal then shone with the ball, taking 4-24 as GPR bowled their hosts out for 173 in reply.

It was a first win in the league since May 19 for Park, and skipper Francis says it is a timely boost for his side.

“It was important we bounced back after a couple of tough results,” said Francis.

“Losing can become a bit of a bad habit, especially in these 50 over games, so it was good to break that run.

“We bowled really strongly, but it helped that we had a good target to defend.”

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