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Captain Hothi pleased with Rainham’s successful chase against Rayleigh

PUBLISHED: 16:01 01 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:01 01 August 2018

Rainham captain Jas Hothi in batting action (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Rainham captain Jas Hothi in batting action (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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The Spring Farm Park club secured a seventh win of the Premier Division campaign on Saturday

Rainham captain Jas Hothi was happy to see his team suffer no hiccups chasing down 134 to win at home to Rayleigh in the T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division on Saturday.

After dismissing the visitors for 133, the Spring Farm Park club got over the line with six wickets in hand.

The hosts had over 10 wickets left and solid efforts from Ian Little (36 not out) and Rushi Patel (25*) saw them home comfortably.

“One of the most pleasing things about Saturday was the fact it was a small run chase and we didn’t have any hiccups like we normally do, so that was great. We got the job done, knew what we had to do and made sure we did it,” said Hothi.

The initial plaudits went to Charlie Puncher who had Rayleigh in a spin with figures of 5-24 off 8.2 overs.

He was well supported by Biren Patel (3-35) and also Bhavik Patel, who ended with 0-13 off 10 overs after bowling several maidens.

“Charlie has been itching to bowl and I have to say credit to Bhavik and Biren first of all,” said Hothi.

“Bhavik didn’t get a wicket, and it was probably one of the first times this season he hasn’t got a wicket, but he bowled seven maidens and that’s incredible.

“It really dried up the runs and built the pressure and Biren’s first three overs were fantastic and it is probably the best I have seen him bowl.

“Then Charlie came in and took five and I am spoilt for choice in the spin department because I have three great left-arm spinners, so it is a good option for me to have.”

Rayleigh did manage to dismiss Jon O’Neill, Garnet Shallow, Tom Herbert and Hothi, but Rainham’s middle order stayed strong with Little and Patel putting together a good partnership for the fifth wicket to secure a seventh win of the campaign.

“Little come up from the twos, so I am pleased for him to get 36 not out and Rushi has been a massive bonus for us this year,” said the captain.

“We have missed him due to injury recently so it was a big plus to have him back in the middle over.

“He gives us so much and is fully fit now and I am sure he is looking forward to the rest of the season.”

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