Any NatWest employees amongst us?

April 29, 2010 by  
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Dear NatWest CricketForce registrant, 

Please see below for a potential opportunity for your club to feature in TV commercial for NatWest.  Rogue are a production company in London who are in the early research stages of a TV commercial for NatWest. They are looking for picturesque style cricket clubs that take part in NatWest CricketForce and have a NatWest staff member affiliated with them. The term ‘affiliated’ doesn’t mean it has to be directly. Perhaps a Junior member of your club has a parent or grandparent who works at NatWest, or perhaps a club member’s partner or child works at NatWest, all these types of affiliations would be ok. Things such as holding a bank account with NatWest or having banked with them in the past, however, would not be what they are looking for in this situation.

The TV Commercial at present has no script. This is to be real people talking about their history with their cricket club and their involvement with NatWest. The TV Commercial will be based purely on the research they come up with and the stories of NatWest staff club members and their clubs that they are able to gather up.

If your club has a NatWest connection as mentioned above and you’re interested in this opportunity then please contact Sam Kennedy on this email address [email protected] or on 0207 907 1000.  Rogue are hoping to complete their research by early next week so if you are interested please contact Sam as soon as possible.  Best wishes,  NatWest CricketForce Team England and Wales Cricket Board : c/o County Cricket Ground, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PX  Email : [email protected] : Web:

Under 11’s game on Friday (30 April) – cancelled by opposition

April 28, 2010 by  
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The opposition have informed us that unfortunately they have not been able to get a side up to play against us on Friday. Although we offered to lend a hand with players and coaches, that wasn’t taken up. With such short notice, we weren’t able to get coaches etc into place to do a friendly game between ourselves. Anyway, the bar will be open on Bank Holiday Monday during training to make up!

William Bradley picked for Surrey side

April 27, 2010 by  
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Many congratulations to William Bradley, who has been selected to play for Surrey U12’s this weekend. The club is very proud that another one of its players has been selected to play for the county. It is a great reflection on Phil, Nick, Brian and all the other Long Ditton staff  that William is now going to play for Surrey. Best of luck from everyone at Long Ditton William! (P.S – tell your Dad that if you score a 50 during the season he has to buy everyone a drink in the bar!)

Junior results

April 27, 2010 by  
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All the juniors did the club proud over the weekend, all playing very strong teams. Our bowling and fielding was good – we just need to strengthen our batting in all the teams to get our first junior win on the board. Well done to the Under 15’s who completed the match in difficult circumstances. Let’s hope the Bank Holiday weekend brings victory!

Henderson Shines in clean sweep for LDCC Senior Sides

April 27, 2010 by  
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The weekend belonged to Kiwi King Ben Henderson who played 2 days of superb cricket. The Saturday 1st XI started the day without captain Ian Antonio and frontline fast bowler Anand Desai and also missing the presence of Nick Turnbull. Despite this, they started well having the opposition at 60 for 4 with stand in captain Tom Bennett delighted with the performance. West End Esher battled back with Toby Passant smashing his way to 42 not out with Wyett supporting valiantly with 35. West End managed to creep up to 215 off there 40 overs with Ben Henderson being the pick of the bowlers with 1 for 25 off 8. His figures really did not tell the truth as he beat the edge of the West End Batsmen on so many occasions.

LDCC set about there challenge with Downey and Oldham opening. Things did’nt look great when Oldham fell second ball, nicking behind to the keeper off Loveridge’s bowling. Up stepped former 1st XI skipper Gareth Plunkett who did not dissapoint. A more mature Plunkett with the bat than previous seasons. Plunkett and Downey then batted superbly for a 50 partnership until Downey was given out in controversial circumstances LBW. Plunkett then went on to smash his way to an unbeaten 118 which included 23 fours and 2 sixes with Ormerod supporting with a flashy 15. LDCC chased the score down with ease with 4 wickets to spare and 7 overs remaining.

Skipper Bennett said after the game : “It was a great performance. We started very well, and then WEECC got on top of us and got away a bit. We were a bit dissappointed we let them get to 215 but the way the guys especially Dave Downey and Gareth Plunkett batted was great to see. We can’t wait for the Battersea Ironsides fixture in the cup next week. With a fully fit team, I predict we will do well”

Sunday saw the Sunday 1st XI in action in the Surrey Trust Development league opening fixture, with two dropouts on the evening and morning of the game, it was difficult to even get an 11. Captain Turnbull was livid. LDCC were also without oversea’s Henderson who cannot play in the Development league due to Oversea’s rulings. In the end LDCC made easy work of it and never let Malden Wanderers get going as they posted a modest 133 for 9 off 40 overs. LDCC started terribly with normally reliant Turnbull falling second ball for 1 LBW.  3 for 2 and Antonio and Mikey Hall entered the crease. The two batted insanely well notching up a 133 run partnership with Hall scoring 71 off 105 balls and Antonio playing a Paul Collingwood-esque innings with a 45 off 90 balls to wrap up the first victory for the Trust side. Turnbull was unavailable for comment as he was seen loading up his kit straight after the game to get home so he could watch television with his Dad.

The Sunday 2s played Woodmansterne away and won well by 5 wickets with Ben Henderson stealing the show with a 5 for 20 off 10 overs with the ball and then a maiden fifty with the bat. Supported well by Danny Cheema (28), John Parkins (18) and Tom Rogers (20*).

Henderson said after the game : “Super chuffed with the fifty, it was a surreal feeling and I dedicate it to my Dad. He is a top bloke and knows how to party.Super pleased with my 5 for. My first in Ditton colours. Also nice to have a better batting average than Nick Turnbull thus far. Hopefully I can back it up with some more scores”

Ditton are in action against Battersea Ironsides @ home next saturday, 1.30 pm start and then again on Sunday against Wimbledon Park @ home again with a 2pm start.

Senior sides win all their games this weekend

April 26, 2010 by  
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Congratulations to the Saturday First XI, and both Sunday teams who played this weekend, on winning all their games. More details regarding these games will appear here soon. To see the score-cards, and the fact that John “I joined this club as a bowler” Parkins has stunning bowling figures, click on the Play-Cricket link on the right.

Can you play Sunday 2’s away at Woodmansterne tomorrow? (25.4.10)

April 24, 2010 by  
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Due to illness, one player has pulled out of the Sunday 2’s away at Woodmansterne, 2 o’clock start. Please let Mark know if you can play on 07701081067

First junior match of the season on Friday

April 22, 2010 by  
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Hope to see you all supporting the U11’s against Ashtead on Friday evening. Weather forecast is good, bar open – should be a nice evening.

Saturday Result

April 20, 2010 by  
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Long Ditton CC – 1st XI vs Worcester Park CC – 1st XI


Result: Worcester Park CC – 1st XI Won by 23 runs

Date: Sat 17th Apr 2010 @ 13:30

Ground: Long Ditton CC

Type:  Friendly

Scoring:  Standard

Toss:  1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl

Highlights: WPCC: Maloney 92 LDCC: Hall 60



Worcester Park CC – 1st XI


      R B 4s 6s
Rob Waite   Anand Desai  
Ian Burrows   Tarn Huxford   13  38 
Scott Kent   Gareth Plunkett  
John Daniell   Tarn Huxford   10  25 
Gary Marshall ct Oli Fegan Tarn Huxford   42  63 
Carlos Maloney ro James Mumford   92  66  14 
Dom Fell * Not Out   36  29 
David Wilkinson + LBW Ben Henderson   24 
Richard Steel   Anand Desai  
C McAllister   Anand Desai  
Stuart Powers Not Out  
Extras  ( 4b  6lb  4w  12nb  )   26  
Total  (9 wickets, 45 overs)  243  


Fall Of Wickets

0-1 Rob Waite (Ian Burrows-0*); 13-2 Scott Kent (Ian Burrows-1*);
34-3 John Daniell (Ian Burrows-9*); 45-4 Ian Burrows (Gary Marshall-5*);
185-5 Gary Marshall (Carlos Maloney-92*); 188-6 Carlos Maloney (Dom Fell-1*);
224-7 David Wilkinson (Dom Fell-26*); 242-8 Richard Steel (Dom Fell-36*);
243-9 C McAllister (Dom Fell-36*); -10 ;

* = notout batsman,



  O M R W Nb Wd
Anand Desai 7 2 26 3
Gareth Plunkett 9 0 46 1
Ben Henderson 9 0 47 1
Tarn Huxford 9 2 46 3
Oli Fegan 5 0 35 0
Tom Bennett 4 0 15 0
James Mumford 2 0 18 0



1st XI


      R B 4s 6s
Anand Desai ct David Wilkinson Stuart Powers  
Tarn Huxford   Gary Marshall   23 
Gareth Plunkett ct Rob Waite Richard Steel   40  47 
Ian Antonio *   Rob Waite   46  52 
Oli Fegan ct Rob Waite Richard Steel  
James Mumford ct Richard Steel Rob Waite   23  29 
Michael Hall + ct Scott Kent Richard Steel   60  55 
Tom Bennett LBW Gary Marshall  
Ben Henderson ct Dom Fell Rob Waite  
Adam Hunt ct Carlos Maloney Dom Fell   11  18 
Dave Oldham Not Out  
Extras  ( 6b  15lb  5w  1nb  )   27  
Total  ( all out , 43.4 overs)  220  


Fall Of Wickets

3-1 Anand Desai (Tarn Huxford-2*); 32-2 Tarn Huxford (Gareth Plunkett-24*);
68-3 Gareth Plunkett (Gareth Plunkett-16*); 72-4 Oli Fegan (Ian Antonio-20*);
117-5 Ian Antonio (James Mumford-14*); 140-6 James Mumford (Michael Hall-10*);
169-7 Tom Bennett (Michael Hall-36*); 178-8 Ben Henderson (Michael Hall-37*);
211-9 Adam Hunt (Michael Hall-54*); 220-10 Michael Hall (Dave Oldham-4*);

* = notout batsman,



  O M R W Nb Wd
Gary Marshall 9 3 18 2
Stuart Powers 7 0 39 1
Richard Steel 5.4 0 23 3
C McAllister 5 0 22 0
John Daniell 6 0 49 0
Dom Fell 3 0 15 1
Rob Waite 8 1 41 3 0

LDCC on front cover of 2010 Fuller’s League Handbook

April 20, 2010 by  
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Mark Lambert, Dave Oldham and Ken Day attended the Fuller’s League evening last night, at the Hock Cellar, Fuller’s Brewery. This was to collect our cricket balls, playing regulation cards and the well-produced handbook, as well as to check on the quality of the beer (Which as usual was very good)! The club is very proud to be on the front cover of the handbook this year, with a stunning photograph of the ground and clubhouse taken by Romilly Lockyer.

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