The First XI gained a winning draw against Merstham on Saturday, in a low scoring game, with a damp wicket and a long (by LDCC standards) outfield. All the rain has made the grass grow extremely quickly and has been difficult to cut. Merstham hung on, and despite a huge LBW shout by all those around the bat, the First XI just could not get that final wicket.
The Second XI game away at Chaldon MO was abandoned at 9.30am on Saturday morning, which was not that surprising to those who played there last year.
On Sunday, the First XI had a good win against Godalming. Having lost the toss, LDCC took to the field, and thought a lot of runs would be scored on a hard track (Godalming have covers). However, the bowling was tight and LDCC bowled them out for 102. After tea, the First XI got off to a shaky start and were soon 40 – 4, but Tom Bennett again played a captains innings, making an ubeaten half century, to steer Long Ditton home.
At home, the Sunday Seconds were beaten in a tense game against Vishwa. Click on the Play-Cricket Link for the scorecards.