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Embery lambasts shocking display!

PUBLISHED: 12:05 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 12:24 11 August 2010

IN VAIN . . . Phil Hand hit a half century but Goodmayes were soundly beaten on Saturday.

IN VAIN . . . Phil Hand hit a half century but Goodmayes were soundly beaten on Saturday.

LORDS ESSEX DIVISION ONE Goodmayes 148 lost to Barking II 149-3 by 7 wkts GOODMAYES & BLYTHSWOOD slumped to their third successive defeat of the season as Barking s second string increased their anxieties at Mayesbrook Park at the weekend. Setbacks agai

LORDS ESSEX

DIVISION ONE

Goodmayes 148 lost to Barking II 149-3 by 7 wkts

GOODMAYES & BLYTHSWOOD slumped to their third successive defeat of the season as Barking's second string increased their anxieties at Mayesbrook Park at the weekend.

Setbacks against Tennyson and May & Baker (League Cup) had given Goodmayes captain Mark Embery plenty of food for thought coming into this game but after his team were bowled out for 148 before being beaten by seven wickets, he vented his spleen.

"It was a very disappointing batting performance consi-dering there was a nice batting track," he said.

"Our batting and bowling was shocking.

"We've now lost three games in three. I expected much more than this (at the start of the season).

"We have a small squad but I expected us to be top four.

"At this rate we're going to be bottom four.

"It's a disappointing start to the season. We need more.

"Everyone needs to take a look at themselves in the mirror."

Goodmayes have the added burden of playing with a squad of only 16 players and due to a lack in numbers, have had to pull their second team out of the league "for the time being".

Those who might escape the skipper's fury are Russell Richards, the promising young bowler who took a wicket here, and Abbas Mirza and Dave Wright, who also claimed a wicket each but failed to prevent Barking from surging to victory.

Phil Hand had hit 59 to inject hope into Goodmayes' innings while Adam Sheekey added 16 runs but their team never amassed a total that threatened to overwhelm their oppo-nents.

"People need to start picking up and playing well otherwise they'll be dropped," Embery warned, with his attention firmly fixed on his team's Essex Lords International League Division One clash at Rainham this weekend.


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