Mumford’s men beat Merrow

July 29, 2010 by  
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After much phoning around, Long Ditton finally managed to get 11 players to play in the all day game away at Merrow on Thursday. Captain James Mumford’s efforts were rewarded, with Long Ditton beating Merrow by 9 runs. All the Long Ditton players made good contributions, with Aneesh making 60.

Latest updates from Surrey Cricket

July 27, 2010 by  
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Many quizzical looks on Friday night

July 26, 2010 by  
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Thanks to everyone who came down for the fiendish quiz night on Friday, which was set by Dave Oldham and won by The Wicket-Keepers Union. Well really by Tom Ormerod, Georgina and Tom’s Dad, with Mark chipping in the odd answer here and there! The evening was rounded off by a couple of songs from Steve Williams, accompanied by Phil Bradley.

Results round up from 24 and 25 July

July 26, 2010 by  
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U11s lost their final game at home of the season against Banstead, U15s lost their last game at home against a strong Richmond side.

In the Seniors, Saturday teams both lost, Sunday teams both won! See the Play-Cricket site for full details.

Under 12’s team for 2011

July 23, 2010 by  
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As you may be aware, Long Ditton will be fielding an Under 12’s team next year, in addition to the usual Under 11s, 13s and 15s. The home games will take place on Thursday evenings, whilst the away games are likely to take place on Sunday mornings. It’s great that the club is getting bigger, but obviously this puts more pressure on the ground, coaches, ground staff etc. Please feel free to assist in whatever way you can – no offer of help will be turned down. Contact Mark or the relevant coaches if you can help to coach, manage the team, score, umpire etc.

Over 60’s game on Thursday, 22 July abandoned

July 22, 2010 by  
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Due to a cloudburst in Long Ditton, much of the ground is underwater, leaving Dave Oldham no option but to call the game off. Apologies all round.

Cricket, quiz and more cricket from Wednesday, 21 July

July 20, 2010 by  
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From Wednesday, 21 July, the club will be open every day until Sunday night, with the annual game against touring side Gents of Devon. Thursday will see a few more creaking joints than normal, with the Fuller’s League over 60s team playing against Surrey over 60’s. John Parkins is continuing the colts policy in this team! Friday sees an Under 11 match at the club from 5.30pm, which will then be followed by the quiz, set by Dave Oldham. Saturday and Sunday is the last official coaching session for the Under 8s and 9’s, with the Under 15s having their last game of the season, before the senior matches in the afternoon.

Come down whenever you can, bar will be open in the afternoons, with food in the evening.

Monday – we all go back to work for a rest!

LDCC undefeated again this weekend – 17 and 18 July

July 19, 2010 by  
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Having lost a few regulars to holidays, the 1st XI entertained Burpham and Worplesdon at home on Saturday, with a losing draw. The 2ns XI went away, to Worplesdon and Burpham, with just 10 men. At one point it looked like they would only go with 9, with people dropping out at the last minuted and general availability for this week causing problems. Mick Mumford however was quickly collared and what a move that turned out to be. Batting first, LDCC were in trouble at 55-5, but Mick hit a superb 72 not out. He was ably assisted by Under 15 Adam Barlow, who has really found form in recent weeks, hitting some glorious drives for for. Mark Lambert was then next in at number 9 and scored 22 in a 60 run partnership with Mick, with Ditton doing what Mr Oldham always says to do – bat out your overs. Jerry Morton was heard questioning whether Mark had eaten 3 Shredded Wheat that morning, as he drove the ball straight back past the bowler for four. Mick and Mark (sounds like some sort of dodgy pop group) got the score to 160 off 52 overs.

In reply, Adam Barlow quickly bowled the opener and even though runs were being scored quickly, wicketss kept on falling. LDCC kept battling away, with Joe Horgan on his return from university taking 4 wickets. Jerry Morton and Tom Ormerod also chipped in with the wickets, on a day when LDCC took two catches, with the rest being bowled. Worplesdon and Burpham finished 90 runs short, with LDCC taking a famous victory. Frank Boxall had to look twice at the score-card and was even  more upset when Mark Lambert won the scratchard.

Guildford City pulled out of the Sunday Thameside League at 10pm on Saturday night. Apologies to anyone who came down the club last night. LDCC will be pursuing this late drop out with the Thameside League and Guildford City.

The Sunday Second XI got a draw against a very strong Chiswick and Latymer side.

Under 8/9’s crowned winners at Coronation Rec on Sunday, 8 July!

July 19, 2010 by  
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Long Ditton made the short trip to Coronation Recreation Ground to face Esher on a perfect summer’s morning. With the team having been defeated in its first ever Club match the week before, LDCC was determined to make amends……….even selecting 11 for the 10-a-side match!!
Things started well with skipper Freddie Goodyear winning the toss and asking the home side to bat first. LDCC’s opening bowling pair of Alex Finnie and Josh Downey made a good start, with only 9 runs scored off the first 3 overs (Jonathan Lack bowling the other excellent over) . This was mainly due to the variation offered by Alex’s left arm bowling (“nice action” as commented by opposition parents on the boundary) and Josh taking a wicket with his first ball (meaning -4 runs for Esher)!
Freddie, along with Felix Williams, then took up the attack and continued to apply pressure on the next pair of Esher batsmen, bowling with good pace and accuracy – each bowling a maiden over amongst their allotted 4 (very rare and impressive for this age group). So, after 8 overs, Esher were on just 219 (teams start on 200 runs in this age group/format).
Tommy Boxall and Ollie Carter were next to bowl. This pairing proved to be a great success, with Tommy’s leg breaks providing a difficult change of pace to Ollie’s fast bowling from the other end (keeping the batsman, fielders and umpire alert with his changes in run up length!!). Esher’s middle order though, batted sensibly and worked the singles around, progressing the score to 242 after 12 overs.
Ben Hughes and Louis Ackland came up against some powerful hitting Esher batsman but did a great job in restricting them to 263 at the end of the 16th over. This was down to some excellent fielding from the team and also by taking a wicket during their four over stint.
The final four overs were bowled by Leo Rogers and Cameron Stevens, who both also bowled well and took a further wicket to leave Esher on 272 at the end of their innings.
Alex and Josh opened the batting for LDCC. Josh hit some lovely shots against bowlers two years older…..unfortunately, straight to fielders! When he was bowled on the final ball of the opeining over, Jonathan came to join Alex at the crease and these two batted very sensibly and well – including a fine pull shot for four by Jonathan – to take the score to 209 after 4 overs.
Freddie and Felix were next to the crease and these two got off to a great start with a fantastic 6 over mid wicket by Freddie! Felix was unlucky to play on to his stumps and this was soon followed by an unfortunate leading edge from Freddie back to the bowler for a catch, leaving LDCC on 228 after 8 overs.
Tommy and Ollie batted very nicely to keep the score ticking over in the middle overs, but when Tommy was unluckily run out backing up, the score was 243 at the end of the 12th over.
The next pair were Ben and Louis. Three boundaries were scored as well as a number of wides from the Esher bowlers, which helped push the score up to 269, with still four overs left to get 4 more runs.
So it was left to Leo and Cameron, who both batted really well to make sure they didn’t get out and lose runs – taking LDCC home to an impressive victory total of 287, winning by 15 runs!
This was a great all round team peformance, with no weak link in the side at all (special mention to Josh who fielded particularly well for his age – 6).
Thanks to Brian Boxall for umpiring and helping with advice and organisation on the day, Suzi Wylde for doing all the bacon rolls back at the LDCC kitchen and Phil Bradley for providing the meals on wheels service and running food back over to Esher.  Thanks also to the large contingent of LDCC supporters who witnessed such a great team performance. It was a great result against a good club and really proved that the coaching sessions during the season have made a real difference to the standard of cricket. Bring on 2011!
Dave Downey (Coach)

Under 15s match report v Spencer

July 14, 2010 by  
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The latest bulletin from Mr Rogers (painfully typed I presume with an injured hand)!

U15’s LOSE!!!!

Long Ditton lost bitterly on Sunday morning away to a very strong Spencer side. Things started well for Long Ditton with captain Tom Rogers winning the toss and electing to bat on what looked like a batsman’s paradise which left the Long Ditton Batsman licking their lips.


            The game began with New Opening Partnership Ryan Cording and Aravinden Ratnakumar getting off to a solid start and seeing off the opening few overs. However, Ratnakumar went in the 4th over for 2, which brought the injured Captain Rogers too the crease. This showed as he struggled with timing and hitting the ball and he fell 2 overs later without scoring. Oliver Neely was in next, he has been somewhat in the runs this season and this showed straight away as he played an array of shots on his way to 16. Meanwhile, Cording had got into his stride and hit 3 beautifully timed shots for four before falling for 14. This brought, Keen to impress, Kevin Langford to the crease. However, His innings was cut short by a brilliant piece of bowling as he was bowled for 6. The in-form Adam Barlow was next in and he started exactly where he had left off the previous evening for the 2’s by playing an array of strokes through the offside and straight as he made an excellent 16 which really helped steady the innings. He then fell which brought the technically correct left Hander Jake Quinn to the crease. However, he struggled in the last few overs as he and the hard-Hitting Charlie Clark struggled to beat the field and the Long Ditton innings ended in a whimper on 98-6.

            It then took an inspirational team talk from Chris and Imogen Neely to get the team focused for what would clearly be a difficult innings. Captain and Vice Captain Tom Rogers and Adam Barlow then came up with an ingenious plan that if worked would prolong the game but if failed would get the game over very quickly and leave them in hot water with the coach (and even more terrifyingly the coaches Daughter!)

            So the innings began with Captain Rogers Opening the bowling with his off spin. This was the big master Plan that Rogers and Barlow had thought up. It seemed the plan had worked as the first over was a maiden. This was the first of his career and he was quite clearly delighted by this as well. Barlow opened from the other end and as he always does bowled with accuracy and consistency and he got his first wicket in the 6th over as he bowled a ball on a good length which was driven in the air to Extra Cover where Jake Quinn took an Unbelievable Diving Catch to his right leaving Spencer 16-1. This turned out to be only wicket of the day. Rogers bowled 2 overs for 8. He then turned to All Rounder Ollie Neely. He bowled exceptionally going for 2 runs off his first 2 over spell. Henry Clark replaced Adam Barlow but he never really got going and was replaced after a two over spell. Troy Judkins bowled really well replacing Neely. However, he then changed ends and things did not go well as he was hit for 2 sixes and a four. He was then given a break which meant Neely came on to finish u his spell but he too was taken off after just 1 of his remaining overs as the total was whittled down to just 5 to win. Coach Neely then suggested mucking about with the field so Rogers brought James Gledhill onto bowl his Leg Spin. To the attacking field of 6 Slips, 1 leg slip, a short over and a short midwicket. As the Spencer opener knocked the total down to just to with a three after a dilscoop. The winning runs where hit through Mid On and in the mean time nearly cleared up the non-striker who had to take evasive action.

            Overall, Long Ditton did make a game of it. But they were always going to struggle when setting such a modest total. However, There were many positives from the performance. There was the emergence of Adam Barlow as a genuine all rounder. As well as Tom Rogers showing he too has the potential to be an all rounder. The fielding was also a particular highlight.

            The u15’s now have a Sunday off as their next and final game of the season is on the 25 July at Stokes Field. Come and show your support for what will be Tom Rogers, Ryan Cording, Adam Barlow, Aravinden Ratnakumar, Charlie Boxall and Kevin Langford’s last game for the u15’s. Entrance to the game will be free and as always there will be a 9.45 start.

            See you soon J,

            Tom Rogers

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