Tavarasa content with Ilford display despite defeat to Brentwood

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 August 2018

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ilford captain Theeban Tavarasa (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Valentines Park outfit lost by three wickets on Saturday

Ilford skipper Theeban Tavarasa was content with his team’s display after losing by three wickets at home to Brentwood in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division.

After being put into bat, the Valentines Park club closed on 175-9 from their 45 overs in a match shortened by a rain delay shortly before the start of the fixture.

Aditya Nair was the top scoring with the bat for Ilford, providing 54 runs batting at number six.

Tavarasa then took 3-40 with the ball, but a knock of 93 from opener Rishi Patel helped Brentwood complete their chase in the 44th over.

The result saw Ilford drop to seventh in the table, but Tavarasa feels his side gave a good account of themselves against a talented Brentwood side.

“It was a good game and a good battle for us, but we just came up a little short,” said Tavarasa.

“It was a good half-century from Aditya and it was pleasing to see the tail wag a little more than it has done in recent weeks.

“One good innings won the game for them, but Patel deserved to be on the winning team they way he batted.

“It was disappointing to lose, but it was not heartbreaking as Brentwood are a very good side and we did well to run them that close.”

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