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Captain Calverley wants his Goresbrook side to focus on getting a win after washout

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 May 2018

Kurt Whisker of Gorebrook  Goresbrook CC (Bowling)  vs Rainham CC (Batting), T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League Cricket at May & Baker Sports Club on 12th May 2018

Kurt Whisker of Gorebrook Goresbrook CC (Bowling) vs Rainham CC (Batting), T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League Cricket at May & Baker Sports Club on 12th May 2018

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Goresbrook captain Jordan Calverley wants his side to focus on getting a win at Canvey to kickstart their T-Rippon Mid-Essex League Premier Division season this weekend.

Shaun Ross of Goresbrook during Goresbrook CC (Bowling)  vs Rainham CC (Batting), T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League Cricket at May & Baker Sports Club on 12th May 2018Shaun Ross of Goresbrook during Goresbrook CC (Bowling) vs Rainham CC (Batting), T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League Cricket at May & Baker Sports Club on 12th May 2018

Beaten on the first day of the campaign, the Dagenham club saw last weekend’s home match with top-flight newcomers Rainham abandoned at tea at May & Baker.

The visitors had made a challenging 277-6 in difficult conditions, before heavy rain made the ground unplayable and Calverley said: “I don’t think anybody really enjoyed themselves out there, with the exception of the Rainham batsmen.

“It rained on and off all afternoon and our bowlers were struggling to grip the ball once everywhere got soaked. Fair play to the Rainham batsmen though, they played very well and took us apart a bit with wickets in hand at the end. We need to forget about this now and just focus on getting a win at Canvey to kick-start our season.”

Having won the toss, Calverley decidted to bowl first on an excellent looking wicket, with the possibility of a disrupted innings due to the adverse weather forecast at the forefront of his mind.

However after Kane Messenger took two early wickets, both caught by keeper Chris Burke off short-pitched deliveries, Rainham’s batsmen took control.

The Spring Farm Park men consolidated around Ronnie Jackson’s fine 83, with Biran Patel (30) providing good support.

And after spinner Billy Smith (2-50) picked up a couple of wickets, Jon O’Neill (58 from 37 balls) and Charlie Puncher (27 from 14) made hay at the end of the innings.

Goresbrook’s bowling fell apart under the Rainham onslaught, with 65 runs coming from the final five overs, as Messenger (3-75) saw his figures somewhat ruined and Shane Barwick (0-41) unusually went wicketless.

A total of 277-6 is usually a winning one at May & Baker, but the rain ensured there was no winner and Goresbrook will have to improve significantly at in-form Canvey on Saturday.

Brook thirds made 155-6 from a reduced 35 overs against Havering seconds in Division Seven, but the match was abandoned with their rivals 47-2 in reply.

Billy Parnell’s men seek their first win of the season at Rayleigh fourths this weekend.

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