On Friday, the Seniors lost against a strong Thames Ditton side, at home, in the Fuller’s League Twenty20 League (Highlight of the evening was Mark Lambert winning the meat raffle in the British Legion, much to Frank Boxall’s annoyance). On Saturday, the First XI lost against Warlingham, whilst the Second XI had a losing draw away at Worplesdon. Having won the toss, Long Ditton asked Worplesdon to bat and on a small ground, did well to keep them under 200. The Club Secretary would like it noted that due to traffic problems, he was not on the field for the first over and the only bye was against the stand in wicket-keeper (who shall remain nameless but the first name begins with Paul and last name ends in Mock. Again, the Seconds had a very nervy start batting and quickly were reduced to 15 – 5. Carel and Jay mounted a superb fightback, with sixes being launched to the other side of the ground. Tom Rogers and Dan Johnstone had to block out three overs to gain the losing draw, which they did admirably, to gain a rare losing draw for Long Ditton, in a game which Worplesdon probably thought they has sown up.
Both games on Sunday were abandoned after around an hour’s play, with Nick Turnbull away at Thames Ditton and Dave Oldham at home against Burgh Heath, looking well set for their 50s.
On Bank Holiday Monday, Long Ditton Seniors lost in the second round of the League Cup, away at Haslemere.