Chingford 4th v Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club 5th XI on Sat 29 May 2021 at 12.30
Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club Lost by 34 runs

Match report Away to Chingford 4s at Peter May on a sunny day.

5s skipper Bal Diocee won the toss and elected to put the opposition in to bat - in the hope that the conditions would make batting easier as the day progressed. Sadly this was not to be the case.

Chingford made a steady start but Amar Desai removed both openers. A mention for Subhash Patel at 1st slip who took a stunning catch at full stretch overhead - only for Daniel Imrans delivery to be called a no-ball for overstepping. Chingfords Bernard Storm (54) and Nick VanArkel (49) then took the game away from Parks in the middle overs with aggressive boundary hitting. Parks were let down by some poor catching and fielding on the boundary - if the catches had been held it could have been a very different outcome.

After removing this dangerous pair Parks steadily took more wickets falling just short of bowling Chingford out taking 9 wickets.

Yash Patel was the pick of the bowlers and the skipper will rue the decision not to bowl him out. Inderjit Singh also bowled well picking up a wicket , Subhash Patel and Amar Desai each picked up 2 and the evergreen Vijay Vijayanathan picked up 3. Extras sadly played a big part (29).

Parks then batted with the openers (Bal Diocee & Aayush Desai) removed cheaply. Amar Desai then steadied the ship with 20 before falling C&B. Nikhith Poddutoori was then joined by Vijay - and both batted beautifully to get the score upto 180 without losing further wickets. If only we had held those catches - this could well have been a successful run-chase.

So - despite a 34 run defeat - some positives - great middle order batting. But a few areas to work on - bowling accuracy and catching.

Next week the 5s travel to play Goresbrook.

Chingford 4th Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
10nb 14w 5b  
for 9 wickets
214 (40.0 overs)
M. Blake lbw  b. Amar Desai 11
S.Cox ct  V.Vijayanathan b. Amar Desai 31
B. Storm ct  S.Varnes b. V.Vijayanathan 54
D.Harris b  b. I.Singh 3
N.VanArkel ct  N.Poddutoori b. S.Patel 49
S.Thorne ct  S.Varnes b. S.Patel 0
F.Cox ct  N.Poddutoori b. V.Vijayanathan 11
M.Campbell b  b. Y.Patel 10
Z.Syed lbw  b. V.Vijayanathan 0
A. Stewart Not Out  12
O.Boulton Not Out  4

Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club 5th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Yashes Patel5.0016116.003.20
Daniel Imran4.002000.005.00
Inderjit Singh8.0032132.004.00
Amar Desai7.0039219.505.57
Subhash Patel8.0054227.006.75
Vijay Vijayanathan8.0048316.006.00

Oakfield Parkonians Cricket Club 5th XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
11nb 7w 2b 2lb 
for 5 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Balvinder Diocee ct  S.Thorne b. O.Boulton 4
Aayush Desai b  b. N.VanArkel 3
Amar Desai ct  & b. S.Thorne 20
Sachin Fing ct  B.Storm b. S.Thorne 0
Nikhith Poddutoori Not Out  70 2
Inderjit Singh lbw  b. F.Cox 22
Vijay Vijayanathan Not Out  39 1
Samuel Varnes   2
Yashes Patel  
Daniel Imran  
Subhash Patel  

Chingford 4th Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy