Saturday and Sunday senior results (29 and 30 May)

May 31, 2010 by  
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In a tense game at Long Ditton on Saturday, the First XI gained a winning draw against Effingham, with the win only 4 runs away when the final ball was bowled. Being 9 wickets down, the First XI ensured they got the winning draw, with Adam Hunt solidly defending the last ball. The Second XI lost against a strong Kingstonian side, who were relegated from Division 1 last year.

On Sunday in the Development League, the First XI lost, while the Seconds won at Grouse and Label on the last ball of the game.

Changes to junior training over half-term

May 28, 2010 by  
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Due to various coaches, people being away etc, the following changes will apply next week.

U11’s on Bank Holiday Monday – no training. Club will be open for senior game, starting at 2pm, so feel free to come down.

U15’s on Tuesday – no training.

U13’s on Wednesday – training as normal.

Latest news update from Surrey Cricket

May 25, 2010 by  
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·          OSCAs – Nominate your coaches for :- Outstanding Contribution and Services to Cricket Coaching, Outstanding Coaching Achievement, Young Coach of the Year for 2010 by the 2nd July.


Coach Education

·          2 x Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) Courses running.

·          2 x 1st Aid Courses – 1 new.

·          1 x Cricket For Teachers – Limited places.

·          1 x Working in Schools – Limited places.


Time to Listen Course Club Welfare Officers must have a valid SPC and Time to Listen Course Certificate and a CRB clearance check.

·          2 Time to Listen Courses – these are the last 2 courses running for the rest of the year.


Junior Coaching

·          Summer Courses in Guildford for U6 – U16’s.

·          Battersea Park, Wyck Gardens Cricket Club, Norwood Park  – FREE COACHING from Surrey Cricket.


Cricket Centres

·          Specialist Batting Courses 10 – 14 years old – Contact David – 0207 820 5766..

·          Course on The Brit Oval Outfield 6 – 11 years old – Contact David – 0207 820 5766.

·          Summer Course at Malden Wanderers CC – Contact David – 0207 820 5766.


Surrey County Cricket Club

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  • The ECB ‘Live it live’ Women’s International Legacy Project 2010 aims to inspire girls to want to play cricket and boys to take an interest in the women and girl’s game, all schools and clubs in England & Wales are invited to sign up to the project and will receive a number of benefits including free tickets for an England women’s international match of your choice.

Surrey U11’s girls Vice Captain from LDCC!

May 25, 2010 by  
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The Club Secretary was delighted to find out this evening that Imogen Neely has been made Vice Captain of Surrey U11’s girls team. This is a fantastic achievement for Imogen, which the club is very proud of. It is a real credit to Claire, Chris, Oliver and all the coaches/administrators etc that Imogen has achieved such a high standard in such a short time.

Under 9’s training match at club on Friday, 28th May from 6pm

May 24, 2010 by  
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The club will be open this Friday from 6pm, for a very informal game of cricket between the Under 9’s (Dave Downey’s group on a Sunday) and the Under 11’s who haven’t had many matches yet. Everyone is very welcome down the club – bar will be open to have a relaxing drink after work and so will the cafe. Don’t worry about whites – fine if anyone wants to wear them though. We’ll be using an Incrediball, not a hard ball and probably playing pairs cricket. It

 At the moment, we’re also trying to get friendly fixtures against local teams for the Under 9’s. Unfortunately none of the clubs we’ve asked have responded to us, but we’ll keep trying others.

Latest Howizee scratchcard winners

May 24, 2010 by  
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Frank Boxall (groan) won the £20 prize on Friday evening, whilst Charlotte Downey chose the winning fielding position for the scratchcard on Sunday.

Saturday League sides unbeaten (22/5/10)

May 24, 2010 by  
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The Saturday 1st XI continued their unbeaten run this season, with a comprehensive win over Old Suttonians. At home, the 2nd XI gained a winning draw against Old Suttonians, with Paul Mock, Paul Sweeney, Dave Oldham and Henry Hair all making good contributions with the bat. To see the score-cards, click on the Play-Cricket bar on the right hand side of this web-site.

Wins for U11, U13’s and match reports from this weekend

May 22, 2010 by  
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Congratulations to the Under 11’s, who beat Chessington by 10 wickets on Friday evening. All the bowlers bowled a good line and length and restricted Chessington to just under 80 off their 20 overs. In reply, openers George Horsey and Imogen Neely did not look in any trouble, with the extras creeping up and George finishing not out on a superb 29 and Imogen ably supporting him with 9 not out.

Match report Long Ditton U13’s vs Worcester Park    23rd May 2010

After three league losses in a row Ditton finally got their first win of the season against Worcester Park.  It was an excellent all round performance, which saw them win by 7 wickets.


Worcester Park batted first and put on 19 fairly quickly before Hugo L got the first wicket.  He got his second wicket in his next over when Alex took a good catch.  Sam and Louis then bowled well and kept the run rate down as Park reached 60 for 2 off 11 overs.  Henry then came on to bowl and the match swung Ditton’s way as he destroyed the opposition taking 6 wickets for 16 runs.  It was a man of the match performance as he clean bowled three and there were catches from Hugo L, Louis and Glen.  Ditton’s fielding was good especially from Hugo J and Peter who refused to let anything past them.  Jacob’s keeping was very tidy once again as he only conceded a few byes.  Both Louis and Matthew got caught and bowled wickets as Park were bowled out for 101 in the 21st over.

Ditton needed a good start to calm their nerves and they got it.  Hugo L and Matthew are the most consistent opening pair in the league and they got Ditton to 30 from the first 6 overs.  They both hit a number of fours and Matthew a huge 6 into the woods.  Matthew was then out and Sam came in and the runs continued.  Sam and Hugo both batted brilliantly putting on 45 before Hugo had to retire not out on 41 and Sam was bowled for 24.  Henry then batted as he had bowled before he was caught on the boundary trying to win the game with a 6.  Finn and Louis then saw Ditton home to a well deserved 7 wicket victory with 3 overs to spare.


This was a great team effort with everyone playing their part and sets the boys up well for the final 5 league games of the season.  Many thanks to Ian for umpiring and Neville for scoring.

 Away at Worcester Park, the Under 15’s were narrowly defeated, with Charlie Boxall top-scoring on 64, before having to retire.

Ditton get winning draw against Hampton Hill

May 21, 2010 by  
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1st XI skipper Ian Antonio went into the 2nd league game of the season with key players Downey and Desai missing but on the plus side former pace bowler James Chappell returned to strengthen up the LDCC bowling. It would be a big ask against Hampton Hill who had also won there opening game of the season. HHCC won the toss and suprisingly elected to bat on what was an Oldham classic, perfect for batting! The HHCC opener’s of Hampton and Barrs James started well passing 50 partnership with ease. After several weight behind forceful shots by Hampton, he was out. LBW by the Dirk Nannes-esque bowling of Mikey Hall. Hall then in successive overs had another wicket. Within 10 over’s, The Hampton Hill batting had collapsed with Tom Ormerod claiming 2 in one over to be taken off by the ruthless captaincy of Antonio. Hampton Hill posted 181 with Plunkett being the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets for 32.

LDCC started there innings well with Turnbull getting off to a typical dominant start. Ormerod was out. Bowled! Off the heavy ball bowling of Hampton for a 19 ball duck! Mumford soon followed for 6. Ditton in dissaray! Captain Fantastic Antonio stepped in and steadied the ship until he was caught at point. Hall and Plunkett fell cheaply leaving Tom Bennett at the crease. Nick Turnbull who had batted so well for 91 was given out via a controversial high decision from the HHCC umpire. Kiwi King Ben “BJ” Henderson entered the crease with an impressive average of 30+. Him and Bennett batted solidly to get LDCC into a position to win. Needing 14 off the last over for the victory, Bennett fell first ball of the over for 20. Caught behind! Henderson kept his nerve and guided Ditton to a winning draw. 9 runs shy of an outright win.

Captain Antonio spoke after the game: “Pleased with the performance. Gutted we didn’t chase the score down. It’s a score we were confident of chasing. Overall, missing good players like Downey, Desai and Cook we’re pleased to get the winning draw against a side who are competing at the top”

Winning draw run hero Ben Henderson spoke: “I didn’t do it with the ball today. I think I left my finger on the Oceana Dancefloor. Despite this, I was pleased to contribue with the bat. It’s a great feeling. I’m overwhelmed”

LDCC Sunday 1s claimed a fortunate abandonment against Worcester Park. With Worcester Park only needing 8 runs to win, the weather came to LDCCs rescue to gain a point. Tom Bennett struck 48 with the bat being well supported in the middle order by Ian Antonio who hit 46. The Ditton bowler’s never got going and were lucky to get away without a loss.

LDCC Saturday 1s and Saturday 2s are in action against Old Suttonians this weekend.

Latest Under 13’s match reports

May 17, 2010 by  
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Home vs Chessington National Cup 14th May 2010
It was not Friday the 13th it only felt like it!!!  A match to forget as the batting, bowling and fielding were all poor.  Chessington got 139 for 9 off their 20 overs.  Dittons reply never got going with only Matthew getting to double figures.  The Ditton middle order were simply blown away with a very ordinary Chessington bowling side taking full advantage of batsmen who only wanted to give catching practice.  It was left to the last pair of Jack (playing his first every game) and Matt (playing his first game of the season) to show everyone how to do it.  They put on an great unbeaten partnership of 20 for the last wicket to take the score to 52 for 9 off our 20 overs.
Away vs Old Ruts  League 16th May 2010
Things had to get better and they did.  A very good all round performance (except for the dropped catches) with a team actually playing like a team being very positive throughout.  Old Ruts batted first and after an expensive start from Matthew (0 – 29) and Matt (0 for 16) who was unlucky to get a wicket they were 52 for none after 8 overs.  Then Louis and Hugo came on and they could not have bowled better.  Old Ruts could not deal with them and Louis finished with 2 – 11 and Hugo with 4 for 17.  Finn and Peter each got a wicket as Old Ruts ended on 133 for 9.  Had the catches and there were some simple ones dropped been taken they would not have made 80.  The fielding was good especially from Alex playing his first game.
Ditton’s reply started well with Matthew and Hugo putting on 24 off the first 6 overs before Hugo was out for 8.  Then Matt, Sam and Tommy all went quickly and it looked like Friday all over again.  Matthew and Finn then blocked the next 8 overs before suddenly to the relief of everyone watches came to life.  Finn then smashed a six and three fours and Matthew reached 40 and had to retire.  Henry then came in and having bowled very well also batted very well.  Finn was not out on 26 as Ditton reached 97 for 4.  A very good performance against a strong Old Ruts side that have won most of their matches. 

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