Presentation evening last Saturday

September 27, 2010 by  
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A huge thank you to everyone who came down for the presentation evening last Saturday. It was great to see so many people down the club and it made for a really nice atmosphere. Was also interesting to see how people played the following day, with a few hang-overs! It’s never easy running a cricket club and everyone who puts so much time and effort in to the club was delighted by such a good turn-out.

Although the cricket has now finished for another season, keep an eye on the web-site, as it will constantly be updated throughout the winter.



Results 25 and 26 September – final weekend of 2010 season

September 27, 2010 by  
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Saturday – beaten by more runs than we care to remember, with only Dave Downey troubling the scorers.

Sunday – won against The Pretenders by 1 wicket, in a very sporting but exciting 40 over game which managed to go right down to the last couple of overs. Earlier, Tom Rogers had taken 5 wickets, with James Chapple unlucky to take more wickets. Adam Hunt, Tom Bennett and Sam Cheema all bowled well, to finish off the season with a very tidy bowling display.

After tea and a heavy shower, cricket was just manageable, Mark pleased that his sawdust bought in a Wimbledon pet store weeks ago was finally used, especially at £7 a bag! Batting, bowling and fielding was tricky and with a slow start, it looked like the the Pretenders were going to cruise it. Having recovered from all his bumps and bruises whilst fielding, James Chapple got the score moving along and was assisted by Tom Bennett and Sean O’Rourke, to finally stear Long Ditton home in the gloom with 2 overs to spare.

A great way to finish off the 2010 season – roll on 2011!

Earlier start times 25 and 26 September

September 24, 2010 by  
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Don’t forget, the games this weekend start at 12.30pm on both days. Let’s hope the weather is better than the last couple of days!

Seniors’ Presentation Evening Saturday, 25 September

September 17, 2010 by  
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Don’t forget, the Seniors’ Presentations will be held after the game on Saturday, 25 September. This is the last Saturday of the season, so hope you can make it!

2 free tickets to Lords ODI given to LDCC by NatWest

September 16, 2010 by  
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As a thank you to Long Ditton for taking part in NatWest Cricket Force before the start of this season, NatWest Bank has given LDCC 2 tickets for the One Day International at Lords on Monday. The game starts at 1pm and the tickets must be collected at the East Gate. If more than 2 people are interested, names will be put into a hat to be drawn out. Please let Mark know if you are interested in going to the game.

Results 11 and 12 September – Maiden century for Mumford!

September 13, 2010 by  
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After Wandgas dropped out during the week, Cheam were the replacement visitors to Long Ditton on Saturday. Batting first, Long Ditton posted 221 all out in 40 overs, whilst in reply, Cheam held on for a draw, 9 men down and 20 runs short of the total. On Sunday, Chessington came to the club. Batting first in a 40 over game, they reached 160, but this was overhauled easily by Long Ditton after team, with James Mumford scoring his maiden century.

Long Ditton CC above par on Friday 10 September at Surbiton Golf Club

September 11, 2010 by  
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A very pleasant day was spent by a large number of Long Ditton members and former members at Surbiton Golf Club on Friday. The weather was good and the course looked in great condition. The day was rounded off by a good buffet meal and £100 being donated by organiser Jonathan Harker to the cricket club, to put towards colts equipment/coaching for next year. The club is very grateful for such a gesture.

Results 4 and 5 September

September 7, 2010 by  
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Although League cricket has finished, cricket at Long Ditton continues until the end of the month. It was a mixed weekend, with a good win on Saturday in a friendly against Woodmansterne and a loss in the final Thameside League game against Worcester Park. Batting first on Saturday, Long Ditton posted 215 for 3, with Paul Sweeney carrying his bat making over 50, captain Tom Bennett scored 40 and James Chapple scored 70. The declaration was spot on, meaning that Woodmansterne did have a chance, but would have to play well to get it. They didn’t reckon on Tom “Wing Commander” Ormerod, on taking yet another 5 wickets however ans were a long way adrift on Saturday when James Chapple took the final wicket. Woodmansterne’s last man left the ball, but looked back in horror when the ball turned a long way to hit the top of the stumps, sending the bails flying.

On Sunday, a rather lethargic Long Ditton took to the field, and it then started to rain, persistent but not quite enough to take the players off. Worcester Park lost an early wicket, but soon raced to 80 for 1 off 14 overs. Long Ditton then got themselves back in the game, with Adam Hunt and Tom Bennett bowling well. However, Long Ditton just could not prise out the last man and Worcester Park finished on 190 for 9 off their 45 overs. In reply, Tom Bennett made another 40, but once he was out, Long Ditton were always behind the run rate and were all out for 130.

Fuller’s Over 60s triumph over Surrey Over 60s

September 3, 2010 by  
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On a glorious day on Tuesday, Dave Oldham’s Over 60s beat Surrey Over 60s at Long Ditton. As ever, a colt policy was being operated, with John Parkins and Paul Sweeney coming into that category. John scored a stylish 50, even making Frank choke on his beer and Percy shake his head, with a reverse sweep. Paul “Safe Hands” Sweeney took a good catch at deep square leg, staring into the lowering sun. John Parkins had somehow managed to wangle his way off the field at that point and left deep square leg, for Paul to cover.

Surrey Over 60s turned up a man short, but soon had 11 with Matt Baker making his county debut. Matt last played in July for the Under 13’s, so must have aged rapidly. Surrey were very pleased to have him on their side, as the ball was following him all over the place, much to the relief  of the more senior players. Surrey Over 60’s gave a special mention to Matt during the presentation in the evening, which the Club Secretary said he would pass on.

A very pleasant day was had by all and it was great for Fuller’s League officials to see the ground looking stunning. After the success of Tuesday it is hoped that the match will become an annual event at Long Ditton.

Long Ditton Player named as Surrey Player of the Year

September 2, 2010 by  
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Congratulations to Imogen Neely who attended a Surrey Awards evening yesterday at The Oval. Imogen was named as a Surrey Player of the Year. LDCC is very proud that she is now an integral part of the Surrey Girls Under 11’s cricket team.

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