Friday night saw the U11’s win their first league match of the season when they thrashed Worcester Park by 9 wickets with Cameron Stevens leading the way with a brilliant 30 retired not out. Tommy Boxall led the side and Long Ditton fielded first. The Worcester Park openers batted very well and put on 50 very quickly. The bowling was good but the same could not be said about the fielding. Guy Parkin bowled well and got the crucial first wicket and Ninthujan Kumar bowled a fantastic couple of overs showing why Surrey rate him so highly. Suddenly Ditton were back in the game and the runs had totally slowed down. Worcester Park ended on 81 for 3 with all the Long Ditton bowlers bowling well with Tommy and Aaron Langford picking up the other two wickets.
Guy and Cameron gave Ditton a great start as they put on 25 runs before Guy was out. Tommy then joined Cameron and they played very well hitting boundaries to all parts of the ground. Louis Ackland joined Tommy after Cameron retired hitting the winning runs with 8 overs to spare. Tommy ended up on 17 not out another fine effort coming a week after his great innings last week helped the U12’s beat Worcester Park.
Veteran U11 coach Brian Boxall who had given his team the ‘hairdryer’ treatment at half time was overjoyed at the performance. He confirmed to parents after the match that in the week that Fergie had retired that he thankfully had no plans to. An excellent start to the season for the U11’s