Match report kindly written by Sarah Parrish:
Here’s tonight’s match report….. Let’s hope for a better result tomorrow agaist the same club.
I wont be there – Philippa, Freddie’s mum has kindly agreed to do the honours with the match report and league submission.
Next training is on Monday.
Friday 23rd June 2011 – Cup match Second Round vs Old Ruts at Home
Having returned from a three week break due to rain, Long Ditton fell to a hard fought cup defeat against Old Rutlishians.
The home team were sent out to field having lost the toss, and made a very good start. They reduced the visitors to 52 for 3 after 9 overs. The first three wickets fell to Felix, Ollie C and Freddie , with Jamie taking two catches, and Freddie the third. Old Ruts struggled to put on runs, and when Imogen took the 4th wicket in the 12th they had only moved onto 62. It looked as if Long Ditton would restrict them to a reachable target with some excellant fielding from Tommy , Daniel, Leo and TomW. Oliver Leaning and Ben took wickets in the 14th and 16th , but the visitors pushed on with a couple of high scoring overs reaching 103 for 6 at the end of the 19th. Jamie’s two wickets in consecutive balls in the final over, left Long Ditton chasing what seemed like an achievable 107 – 8.
Long Ditton’s run rate was far from fluid , as they struggled to keep the scoreboard ticking over, facing some very fast but often erratic bowling. Jamie scored 6 before being bowled in the 2nd over, making way for today’s captain Imogen. Despite her record in previous games, Imogen too struggled against tricky bowling, adding 5 in 7 overs. By the 10th over it was clear Long Ditton’s run rate was too low even though they benefitted from a lot of wild wide balls. Oliver Leaning added 8 runs in 2 overs and Freddie was caught for a duck. Wanting to be keen he sacrificed his wicket trying to put some quick runs on the board, and then opener Felix who stayed at the crease patiently for 15 overs, was run out for 12. Leo and Daniel had an effective 4 over partnership, before Leo was caught for 7. Tommy Boxall came into to face the last over with the game now out of reach. He was bowled for a duck, allowing Ollie Carter in to face the last ball. He was run out chasing a single. In what had promised to be a thriller, Long Ditton’s batsmen made 42, with 39 extras, finishing with 81-7.
The home team lost by 26 runs.
Umpire Brian Boxall. Scorer Frances Rogesrs.
Team Batting Score How Out Bowling Statistics
Overs Runs Against Number Wickets
Felix Williams 12 R/O 2 13 1
Jamie Kadapia 6 Bowled 4 9 2
Imogen Neely 5 Bowled 2 6 1
Oliver Leaning 8 Caught 2 11 1
Freddie Goodyear 0 Caught 2 4 1
Leo Rogers 7 Caught – – –
Daniel Owen 4 N/O – – –
Tommy Boxall 0 Bowled 2 16 0
Ollie Carter 0 Run out 2 18 1
Ben Hughes 2 10 1
Tom Webb 2 9 0