U10s win and the Under 13s win the League!!

Congratulations to the U13s who won the Mid-Surrey Colts League on Sunday! It was a packed Sunday of cricket, with 5 sides being put out at various points around the county.

The Under 10s had their second friendly game of the season, away just down the road at Deando Ruxley. Match report below from coach Dave Downey:

“The second game in just three days for the U9’s, saw them visit Deando Ruxley. After winning the toss, Tommy “tails never fails” Boxall decided to bowl first. With the home side only able to provide 4 players, it was agreed to make the match 6-a-side (Joe and Guy very kindly agreeing to play for Deando), each of the pairs receiving 6 overs.
Long Ditton bowled and fielded very well, with Alex Finnie’s left armers (1 for 4) and Tommy’s leg spin (1 for 18) offering good variety. Josh Downey (0 for 14) and Luke Shaw (0 for 11) provided good support, whilst Cameron Stevens took 1 for 9 off his 3 overs with some accurate bowling. The pick of the bowlers was Nilesh Raghavan, bowling with good pace, but also variety to take 2 for 7. The good all-round performance in the field meant that 5 wickets were taken (so 25 runs deducted from the opposition’s score), limiting the home side to just 252 off their 18 overs (teams start on 200 in this format).
In reply, Alex set about the opening bowlers with some lovely pull shots to the boundary. He was supported well by Josh who worked the singles around. These two played sensibly, scoring 22 off their 6 overs. Nilesh and Luke also batted well together, Nilesh in particular hitting a number of good boundaries – these two scoring 30 during their time at the crease. Long Ditton was already ahead of the target score when Tommy and Cameron (the final pair) came in. Thanks to a good stumping by the Deando keeper (taking 5 runs from Long Ditton’s total), the scores were level, but Tommy and Cameron batted sensibly by hitting bad balls to the boundary and not losing any further wickets – scoring 20 off their 6 overs to bring the team total to 274 and a comfortable win by 22 runs. The key to this excellent victory was only losing 1 wicket to Deando’s 5.
Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who supported the team in the hot sunshine. Thanks also to Nick Stevens for managing the team with warm ups, net practise and team talks. The BIGGEST thank you, though, goes to Joe and Guy, who agreed to play for the other team to make the numbers even. They also bowled well, Guy taking 1 for 12 and Joe 0-16 off their 3 overs for Deando.
So, played 2, won 1 and lost 1 so far this season. Next stop, Worcester Park away on Friday night (for revenge??!)……..”
The match report for the U11s, kindly written as ever by Sarah Parrish, is below:
Sunday July 3rd 2011 – League match at home vs Chessington
The pressure was on for this return to action, and having beaten Chessington comfortably in May, the team went onto the pitch full of confidence. When Imogen lost the toss, the visitors elected to field. Felix and Jamie opened the batting but against fast accurate bowling could not make a quick start. When Jamie was bowled in the 4th having scored 2 runs Long Ditton had put on just 6 runs. Felix began to open his shoulders and find the gaps with a couple of boundaries, and together with Imogen managed to keep the score board ticking over. After 9 overs the score had reached 30 and the team sensed a tough match ahead. Felix retired on 32 in the 15th making way for Freddie, but he couldn’t find a way through Chessingtons fielders either. Imogen retired on 32 in the 19th having also batted for 15 overs. Oliver Leaning and Freddie batted out managing to add a couple of runs, with Freddie run out on the final ball going for a last score.

Chasing 103 -2 Chessington’s batsmen took to the pitch but they too struggled to get off to a quick start. When Oliver Leaning took the first wicket in the 3rd over, cuaght behind by Leo the visitors were on just 7 – 1 . It was a controversial snicko moment for Long Ditton umpire Iain Carter when the Chessington batsman failed to walk…. Freddie and Ollie Carter combined athletically in the field to stop a boundary with more good fielding from Joseph Andrews and Oliver Roberts ( on his first match) keeping the score from running away from Long Ditton. Chessington’s run rate was superior to the home teams though, scoring off Long Ditton’s early bowlers Ben , Ollie C and Tom. Felix took the ball in the 9th taking wickets in both his overs –including an inspired caught and bowled at 59-3.
Chessington began to pile on the runs, despite Jamie taking two wickets and Freddie another. By the time Oliver Leaning came back on, the game was lost. Chessington hit a boundary to secure victory, scoring 104 – 6 off 18 overs.

Chessington won by 4 wickets.
Umpire – Iain Carter Scorer – Claire Neely
Team Batting Score How Out Bowling Statistics
Overs Runs Against Number Wickets
Felix Williams 32 R 2 10 2
Jamie Kadapia 2 Bowled 3 11 2
Imogen Neely 32 R 2 13 0
Freddie Goodyear 5 Run out 2 8 1
Oliver Leaning 2 N/O 3 18 1
Leo Rogers W
Ollie Carter 2 17 0
Tom Webb 2 12 0
Ben Hughes 2 11 0
Joseph Andrews
Oliver Roberts

Extras 30
Total 103 2

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