Everards County League: Egerton Park slip up at promotion chasers

Egerton Park's County League First XI, from left, back - Tom Marshall, Richard Bailey, Dave Burdett, Stuart Rose, Tom Glover, Richard Haffenden, Zaheer Hussein.
Front - Edward Bates, Connor Beeken, Nick Watchorn, Kamal Panchal. EMN-160208-133552002

Egerton Park's County League First XI, from left, back - Tom Marshall, Richard Bailey, Dave Burdett, Stuart Rose, Tom Glover, Richard Haffenden, Zaheer Hussein. Front - Edward Bates, Connor Beeken, Nick Watchorn, Kamal Panchal. EMN-160208-133552002

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Egerton Park slipped further away from the Division Two promotion race as they were beaten at Loughborough Carillon on Saturday.

Having lost the toss, Park were put into bat first and struggled to up the tempo as they were restricted to a total of 192-6 from their 45 overs.

In reply, promotion-chasing Carillon took full control, and reached their target in just 26 overs, for the loss of three wickets.

Park’s five-point haul from only their third defeat of the season dropped them to seventh, 64 points behind second-placed Carillon.

On Saturday they will be looking for maximum points as they return to Melton for a home match with bottom side Barwell.

* There was much better news for Park’s Second XI as a six-wicket haul from Jason Creed saw them demolish Whetstone.

Creed took excellent figures of 6 for 15 to bowl the visitors out for just 40 in 32 overs.

Park reached their target with ease for the loss of just three wickets in 18 overs.