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Barking captain Gupta delighted to see his side showing their potential

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 August 2018

Barking's Pulkit Gupta appeals for a wicket (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Barking's Pulkit Gupta appeals for a wicket (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Barking captain Pulkit Gupta delighted his side are finally showing their potential after picking up third consecutive victory against Redbridge.

Skipper Gupta won the toss and elected to bat where they went on to reach 235 all out before bowling out their opponents Redbridge for 150 to seal an 85 run win.

“It was another good performance from the team on Saturday and our third consecutive win in the league.

“We have now comfortably beaten both the top and second ranked side in the league table this year which shows the potential of our team.”

Gupta praised his side’s batting performance and was pleased to see plenty of big scores throughout the line-up.

“It is very pleasing to see the team not relying on any one individual and everyone is contributing up and down the order to get us to these scores.

“It would have been nice to see some of our batsmen convert those starts into 50s and really kick on to get us to a big total.”

He also praised the return of Ehsan Afzal (46) the former captain who came back into the side and top-scored.

“He’s probably on paper our best player, given he bats and bowl,” Gupta said.

“It was great to see him back in the team and provides us with a big boost towards the end of the season.”

His praise didn’t stop there and he went on to praise his bowlers as well and he gave a special mention to Imran Butt (3-23) for his display.

“We’re bowling well as a unit, and like the batting, different individuals are contributing on a weekly basis. “One consistent performer with the ball has been Imran.

“He picked up three quick wickets on Saturday in his opening spell and that really broke the back of Redbridge’s chase.”


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