Juniors’ round up.

May 31, 2011 by  
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On Friday, the Under 12s beat Old Rutlishians, whilst on Sunday the Under 11s beat Leatherhead away (match report below), whilst the Under 13s were beaten at home by Malden Wanderers. In yet another first for Long Ditton, the U15s will be playing their cup match against Ashtead on Wednesday at Tiffins School, as there is a Fullers League Twenty20 match at Stokes Field. Yet again, a huge thanks must go to Claire Neely for resolving this headache!

U11 Leatherhead v Long Ditton Colts Sunday May 29th 2011
In the shadow of Box Hill Long Ditton earned another thrilling victory with a composed batting display and tight bowling under pressure.
Imogen lost the toss and the team was put into bat. Jamie took to his new role as opener and hit 4 off the first ball. Oliver Leaning fell in the first over sending Imogen to the crease where she stayed for most of the match, scoring a steady 32 before being forced to retire in the 19th.

Jamie stayed with her until the 7th over when he was run out with a brilliant piece of fielding. One of the Leatherhead boys dropped Imogen, only to trap Jamie with a direct hit as he and Imogen tried to sneak a run. Freddie joined Imogen with Long Ditton on 30 for 2 off 7. Some good running between the wickets saw the score rise steadily. Freddie was dropped in the 16th, but Leatherhead finally got their catching hands going when they trapped Felix ( Imogen’s replacement) in the final over. Long Ditton were left to defend a healthy 107-3.

Imogen also rang the changes with her bowling order, putting Ollie Carter and Tommy Boxall on as openers. They bowled tidily along with Freddie, but the break through came in the 8th to Felix Williams : Leatherhead were 43 for 1. After their star batsman retired on 30 in the 9th, the match turned. Jamie took a wicket in the 10th in a maiden over and Oliver Leaning struck in the 11th. Tommy Lunt bowled tightly retricting runs well with good work behind the wicket from Leo and on the field from Rohan. Sammy took the ball in his first appearance for Long Ditton and claimed the 4th wicket in the 15th over. Long Ditton kept Leatherhead’s run rate very low in the closing stages of the match, realising how close it was. Clever use of bowlers and field placements by Imogen restricted Leatherhead to 10 runs in the last 2 overs, leaving them 13 short of their target.

Long Ditton won by 13 runs.
Umpire : Steve Williams. Scorer : Claire Neely.
Team Batting Score How Out Bowling Statistics
Overs Runs Against Number Wickets
Oliver Leaning 0 Bowled 2 6 1
Jamie Kadapia 16 Run out 3 6 1
Imogen Neely 32 Retired 1 2 0
Freddie Goodyear 22 N/O 2 9 0
Felix Williams 2 Caught 3 16 2
Leo Rogers 1 N/O
Ollie Carter 2 12 0
Tommy Boxall 2 7 0
Tommy Lunt 2 10 0
Sammy Cellini 3 16 1
Rohan Singh

Total 107 3

Seniors’ weekend round-up 29, 30 & 31st May

May 29, 2011 by  
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The Saturday First XI beat Putney away, the 2nd XI lost in the reverse fixture. Paul Mock and Tom Bennett got Long Ditton off to a good start, before the all-too common mid order collapse took place. Adam Barlow batted sensibly at number 10, managing to get the score to 120 and a batting point, before the innings closed. Demon bowler Lawrence Heggarty picked up a couple of wickets, but Putney were never under any pressure. On Sunday, the Development side lost against Valley End, whilst the 2nd XI narrowly lost against Spencer. On Bank Holiday Monday, the game against Grouse and Label was abandoned before Long Ditton had completed their innings, due to heavy drizzle.

Juniors’ weekend round up

May 23, 2011 by  
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On Friday, the Under 11s beat Chessington at home. Bowling first, the Under 11s restricted Chessington to 70, but Long Ditton’s reply started badly, losing 4 very quick wickets. At one point it looked like Chessington were easily going to beat Long Ditton, but then Felix and Leo brilliantly held their nerve, for Long Ditton to ease past the total. The Under 13s then went to Chessington on Sunday morning, and won easily, bowling Chessington out for 17. The Under 15s were beaten by a very powerful Richmond team, with the game finishing on a huge six from one of the Richmond batsmen.

Seniors’ weekend round up 21 and 22 May

May 23, 2011 by  
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The First XI beat Tenisonian Corinthians at home on Saturday, whilst the Second XI lost by 3 wickets, in another close game in the reverse fixture. On Sunday, the First XI lost at Richmond, whilst the Second XI drew at home against Vishwa. Yet another new player, Karlo, made a superb debut with 71, batting beautifully. No wonder the First XI are already after him. (Mark will be negotiating a recruitment fee with Sunday Second XI captain Danny Cheema, as this was the second week running a new player made a debut scoring over 50.)

Click on the Play-Cricket link to the right for full scorecards.

Surrey Cricket visit Long Ditton

May 18, 2011 by  
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Many thanks to everyone who helped out for the Surrey Cricket Junior trials, hosted by Long Ditton last Monday. Special thanks must also go to the various people from the British Legion, who pointed out the track down to the club, as everyone’s sat-nav directions ended at the Legion. From the feedback the club has already received,  everyone really enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming Surrey back on many more occasions.

Weekend round up, 14 and 15 May

May 17, 2011 by  
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The First XI beat Whiteley Village at home, the Second XI lost in a  low scoring, but close game of cricket away at Whiteley Village, the Sunday First XI lost at home to Ashtead, whilst the Sunday Seconds lost away at Worcester Park. Matt Baker made his debut for Sunday First XI in the Development League. Darran Stevenson made his debut for the Sunday 2nd, hitting a majestic 68, whilst Toby Dempster also made his debut for the Sunday 2nds, scoring 2 not out, fielding extremely well on a very bumpy outfield.

U15s into quarter finals of League Cup

May 17, 2011 by  
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The Under 15s stormed into the quarter finals of the League Cup on Monday night, with a 22 run win over Malden Wanderers. Tom Dixon top scored with 38, whilst Matt Stevens took 3 wickets for 10 runs and Ollie Neely took 3 for 13 runs. Coaches Nick Stevens and Chris Neely, along with team manager/overworked scorer Claire Neely, were delighted with such a good all round team performance. The result was texted to the Club Secretary’s  normally red-hot mobile phone, which nearly went into melt down, from the info, back at his remote base in far-flung Sutton.

Juniors’ weekend round-up

May 16, 2011 by  
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U11’s    Old Rutishians vs Long Ditton  – Sunday May 15th.       Match report by Sarah

On a
desolate and windswept playing field, 
skipper Freddie won the toss and elected to put Old Ruts into bat .  Their openers were tall, big hitters who made
several boundaries in the opening minutes. 
Jamie bowled an efficient over, coming back from a recent eye injury,
and then Felix broke through in the 3rd  taking the first of an excellent 4 wicket
haul. When Imogen came on in the 5th she took a wicket immediately,
ripping the stumps from the ground.  Several
good chances were put down, mistakes which would go on to influence the result
of the match.  Old Ruts  batsmen found the gaps in the field well, and
it was only when Ollie Carter took the ball that the Colts finally managed to
dislodge the next batsman. Ollie took 3 wickets in successive overs – at one
point being on a hat trick.  Wicket
keeper Leo Rogers stepped up with three quick stumpings ( 2 off the bowling  of Felix , 1 off Ollie)  and Jack Harrup made it through  nervous first over in a competitive
match.  Some good stops in the field from
Freddie , Oliver Leaning , Ben Harup, Tom Webb and Tommy Lunt restricted the
Old Ruts to 131 for 8.

Long Ditton
knew they were in for a tough time replying from the moment the first ball was
unleashed. Opening batsman Freddie could have barely seen it such was its
speed. Old Rutlishians fielded three of the fastest bowlers the Colts have
faced all season, and they picked off the batsmen with some style.  Freddie was out  on the second ball, and it was down to Imogen
and Jamie to steady the ship. They had no choice but to play defensively but
that meant scoring was very slow. Jamie fell to a magnificant sliding catch in
the 9th over, making way for Oliver Leaning, who made 4 before being
bowled in the 12th.   At 52-3
after 13 overs, Long Ditton had a mountain to climb.  Imogen stayed at the crease until enforced
retirement on 31 in the 17th but there was nothing the Colts could do when Old
Ruts brought their top bowlers back on to mop up. Ben, Felix and Leo all fell
in quick succession, leaving  Long Ditton
on 97 for 6, 35 runs short.

:  Brian Boxall.            Scorer : Claire Neely.

The Under 12s carried on their winning start to the season, beating local rivals Thames Ditton, a very strong Under 13s side beat Worcester Park and the Under 15s lost by 30 runs in their fixture against Old Rutlishians

Losses on Saturday 8 May, wins all round on Sunday 9 May

May 9, 2011 by  
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The First XI lost in the Cup away at Wallington on Saturday, whilst the Seconds were again at home, against Chobham. The Seconds lost in an exciting game, in the last over. On Sunday, the seniors carried on from where the Under 13s had left off, by continuing the winning theme. The First XI easily beat Chertsey, whilst the Seconds beat the Optomists on the very last ball of the game, in a very entertaining game, played in an excellent spirit. Kevin Langford made a superb debut in his first senior game, taking two wickets, a well judged catch and hitting the winning runs. Former Clubman of the Year Danny Cheema was thrilled with the start the Sunday Seconds have had to the season. Danny noted in the bar afterwards that some may be having to wait a while before they get a game – not often he’s had to say that with Long Ditton! Click on the Play-cricket link to the left to see the full scorecards of the weekend.

Under 13s win against Leatherhead

May 9, 2011 by  
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The Under 13s side recorded their first win, at home against Leatherhead on Sunday. After a sleepless night (just like Alex Ferguson), one of the coaches, Phil Bradley, was seen pacing nervously up and down as Long Ditton took to the field, with a chance coming off the first ball, but soon wickets soon started to tumble. A solid batting display saw Long Ditton overhaul Leatherhead’s total, with even a few overs to spare.

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