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Rainham Cricket Club and Jas Hothi are ready to stop the rot and get Mid-Essex League Division One result at Great Totham Cricket Club

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 July 2016

Rainham captain Jas Hothi in batting action during the Mid-Essex League Division One season. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Rainham captain Jas Hothi in batting action during the Mid-Essex League Division One season. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

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Spring Fark Park outfit in the middle of poor patch of form, but will be confident of getting back on track soon

Rainham will be desperate to halt an alarming run of form in the Mid-Essex League Division One when they visit Great Totham tomorrow (Saturday).

Jas Hothi’s men went into July hoping to put together a strong run of results and push themselves into the battle for the title.

But it hasn’t turned out that way for the Spring Farm Park outfit who have failed to win so far this month.

They had a match abandoned at home to Springfield on July 2, before entertaining Canvey Island the following weekend and losing out.

A trip to Brookweald on July 16 also failed to bring any reward and Rainham’s poor form unfortunately continued on Saturday.

South Weald visited Spring Farm Park having won just three fixtures in the division all season and things started well for the hosts with Hothi winning the toss and batting first.

Rainham struggled from the off, however, with opener Sid Patel and number three Tony Stouchberry both out for ducks.

Hothi remained at the crease and found support initially from Tyler Bunn, before he was out for 12.

Jon O’Neill struck 22, while Alex Sullivan and Nikhil Patel added 17 and 16 respectively.

Rainham’s captain was caught for 35 and his side could only manage to reach 140 before they were dismissed with Jeremy Watson taking 6-30 for the visitors.

Charlie Puncher picked up 2-34 for the Spring Farm Park outfit in reply, but South Weald were always in control and won by seven wickets in the 34th over.

It was a disappointing display from Hothi’s side, but they’ll look to put things right at Great Totham and also complete the double over the Maldon club after beating them on May 28.


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