Barking captain Afzal delighted to get back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 June 2018

Ehsan Afzal of Barking (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ehsan Afzal of Barking (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Barking captain Ehsan Afzal was delighted for his side to end their three game losing streak with a 139 run victory against Grays last weekend.

Afzal and his side got off to a flying start reaching 410 for 5 after winning the toss and electing to bat first.

“It’s good to get back to winning ways,” Afzal said.

“It is about time the batsman stood up and scored runs.

“We have waited a while for a day like this.”

Skipper Afzal led the way for his side getting 122 not out after openers Hasnain Quireshi (59 n/o) and Pulkit Gupta (84) got them off to a strong start.

“It always good to get a score especially when you have spoken to the management about getting a ton this week.”

He also praised bowler Bhavik Kothari (4-51) for his display as he inspired his side to bowl Grays out for 273 in their reply.

“He played well on a wicket which favoured the bowlers.”

Barking will play the return leg against Grays at Mayesbrook Park this weekend and Afzal is keen for more of the same.

“We want the same again.”

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