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 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
Total 103 2