Mid-Essex League Division One: Rainham look for more success away to South Weald

PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 August 2017

Sets of cricket stumps are lined up (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS  Photo)

Sets of cricket stumps are lined up (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Jas Hothi’s team won again last weekend, but lost some ground on leaders Aythorpe Roding

Rainham’s quest for the Mid-Essex League Division One title will continue this weekend when they visit struggling South Weald.

Jas Hothi’s men lost some ground on leaders Aythorpe Roding last Saturday, but still trail their rivals by only seven points with two fixtures left to play this year.

The Spring Farm Park club head to ninth-placed South Weald off the back of what was eventually a routine win over Springfield seconds.

Rainham dismissed the away side for 62 in the end, but only after they had struggled with the bat themselves and had to settle for 127 all out off 44.5 overs.

A patient knock of 38 by Sid Patel proved crucial for the hosts, before Garnet Shallow scored a fine 40 to see his team up to a competitive total.

The spin of Bhavik Patel was then too much for Springfield to handle and the Rainham talisman claimed five wickets with Biren Patel and Ronnie Jackson nabbing braces to earn another win.

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