Loughton v Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 05 Sep 2020 at 12.30
Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club Lost by 44 runs

Match report Oakfield Parkonians 2nd XI travelled away to local rivals Loughton hoping to get their 2nd league win of the season. This was not to be the case.

Parks lost the toss and were forced to bowl. Parks opening pair Matthew Holland (8-1-48-1) and Talha Raja (8-1-37-1) started off well with restricting the hosts to 29 for 1 after 9 overs. Dilan Patel (8-2-53-1) was then introduced into the attack, and with great effect as his first over was wicket maiden. With the spin twins in Dilan and Haaris Shah (8-0-50-1) operating from both ends Oakfield were feeling confident as Loughton were on 89 for 2 at drinks. However, here began the charge from Loughton as they quickly accelerated the scoring despite some great bowling from captain Sarankan Skandamoorthy (8-0-38-1) and young buck Talha. From 89 after 20 overs Loughton finished on 228 after their 40 over. Had some OPCC taken some of their chances or a couple of decisions gone their way they would of been chasing a different score entirely.

After the tea break both openers played some sweet shots before Alan Bouquet was dismissed for 10 and soon his partner in Ali Khan (12) followed. Janagan Vijyanathan and Haaris Shah continued where they left off last with another impressive partnership of 97 runs. Janagan made his 75 runs off 73 balls, this was a well constructed innings with a mixture of quick singles and two's and some crisply timed shots that disappeared to the boundary to punish the bowlers (including a monster 6); his partner Haaris carried on his fine form this season and just missed out on his fifty once again, his innings included 5 fours and 1 six. These two once again put parks into a good position going into the final 10 overs. However, history repeated itself for and Parks lower order collapsed with only one of the next six batsmen reaching double figures (3 of the which fell for ducks). Parks lost by 44 runs.

There was a lot to learn from this game and Parks head into the final game of the season hoping to end on a win and beat West Essex.

Loughton Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 9w 3b 2lb 
for 5 wickets
228 (40.0 overs)

Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Holland8.0145145.005.63
Talha Raja8.0137137.004.62
Dilan Patel8.0253153.006.63
Haaris Shah8.0050150.006.25
Sarankan Skandamoorthy8.0038138.004.75

Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 12w 4b 5lb 
for 10 wickets

(36.2 overs)
Ali KHAN Caught  12 30 1 40.0
Alan Bouquet Caught  10 24 2 41.67
Janagan Vijayanathan Bowled  75 73 6 2 102.74 1
Usman Rafiq Bowled  4 12 33.33 1
Haaris Shah Stumped  40 43 5 1 93.02
Mannan Arora Bowled  11 11 100 1
Dilan Patel Bowled  0 1 0
Sarankan Skandamoorthy Bowled  0 2 0
Rohitraj Ananeraj Caught  0 5 0
Matthew Holland Bowled  6 5 1 120.0
Talha Raja Not Out  1 3 33.33

Loughton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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