Peck: It was great to see Kullar and Pickering put price on their wicket

PUBLISHED: 17:30 01 August 2018

Louis Pickering of Upminster hits out (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Louis Pickering of Upminster hits out (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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The two Upminster youngsters passed fifty to help them defeat relegation rivals Hainault & Clayhall on Saturday

Ollie Peck was impressed with the maturity of Upminster’s young batsmen Louis Pickering and Kiran Kullar’s during last weekend’s Essex League Division One win at Hainault & Clayhall.

The hosts won the toss and put their local rivals into bat first and although Farid Butt (12) and Shahbaz Butt (16) went cheaply, it brought two of the club’s teenagers to the crease.

And 124 runs later Upminster were in the strong position of 177-3 with opener Kullar caught and bowled for a fine 56 off 85 balls.

Pickering stuck around for a little longer and finished with 73 and it laid the platform for the away side to post 254-8 from their 50 overs which proved too many runs for lowly Hainault, who were all out for 203.

Peck, who captained Upminster on Saturday, said: “The wicket was quite tricky and they both batted with great maturity.

“It was difficult to bat on because it was really windy, but it was great to see them put prices on their wicket.

“They made sure we got up to a good score and 200 would have been competitive, so to make 250 was excellent.”

Sadaif Mehdi (4-41) and Martin Owers (2-38) impressed for Hainault with the ball and they went about their chase positively.

They reached 121-3 with Mousshin Ismail looked assured after passing fifty, but Peck (2-26) dismissed Etinder Bopara and it started a collapse.

Shafiq Rahman took full advantage and had Ismail caught for 73 before he finished with figures of 6-40 off 7.5 overs.

Hainault lost their final seven wickets for 82 runs to lose by 51 runs at the Jack Carter Pavillion – a result which moved Upminster 20 points above the relegation zone.

Peck added: “Shafiq bowled well on what was a turning wicket and has always been a consistent performer.

“The guys who bowled before him – particularly in the wind like Louis (0-52) and Nabeel Aziz (1-41) – did well to get the run rate up to around seven an over.

“Shafiq come on and took wickets because of the pressure we had built up, so it was a real team effort.”

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