Fuller’s League matches abandoned on Saturday, no wins on Sunday

August 29, 2012 by  
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The rain returned yet again this summer, meaning neither Long Ditton Saturday side was able to complete their matches. On Sunday, the First XI lost against Worcester Park, whilst a very young Second XI side drew away at Worcester Park.

Long Ditton members at Surrey OSCAS on Monday

August 22, 2012 by  
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The 2012 Surrey OSCAS (Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards) took place at the Oval on Monday. Severak Long Ditton members were nominated and two were shortlisted. Those who were nominated in the various catergories were:

Dave Oldham – Lifetime Achiever award

Tom Rogers – Young Volunteer

Ian Foulds – Services to Umpiring Award

Claire Neely – Behind the Scenes Award

Tom and Ian were shortlisted in their categories, but did not win the award. It was fantastic that Long Ditton had shortlisted members. Congratulations to all those who attended the event and who have made an enormous contribution to Long Ditton CC. All the time and effort all volunteers at LDCC put in are very much appreciated.

Long Ditton player also a Surrey Player of Year

August 22, 2012 by  
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Many congratulations to Imogen Neely, who was awarded Under 11 Surrey Player of the Year on Monday evening. Imogen collected her award on the pitch, during the interval of the Surrey v Glamorgan game at the Oval. Below is a report from Surrey Cricket, which easily shows why Imogen fully deserves the award. Needless to say, Long Ditton is very proud of her!

Under 11 Girls achieve convincing tournament win in sunny Arundel

With the end of July came the climax of the Under 11 Girls’ season – the Capital Kids Arundel tournament. Having lost out narrowly on run rate in 2011, the girls were determined to put up a good fight this year.

Their first match against Sussex came on a surprisingly sunny day and captain Imogen Neely started the day positively by winning the toss and choosing to bat. She led from the front by scoring a solid 30* (retired) and despite some consistent straight bowling from Sussex, Surrey managed to score 138/2 off their 20 overs, with an aggressive 32* (retired) from wicketkeeper batsman Alexandra Travers. Surrey then came into the field with a great team ethos and Jenny Lane and Rhianna Southby led the way with bowling, taking 2 and 3 wickets respectively. Madeleine Blinkhorn-Jones took another 2, and Sussex ended on 40 all out – a 98 run win on day 1!

Day 2 brought much of the same where batting was concerned for Surrey with Imogen Neely and Kiana Patel both scoring 31* (retired) and Rhianna Southby contributing 28* to a 137/3 total. Once again, a fantastic team fielding and bowling performance ensued and Middlesex were all out for 66 off 18 overs.

The girls entered day 3 knowing that a win against Essex secured tournament victory. Once again Surrey chose to bat first, and the decision paid off. Captain Imogen Neely scored her 3rd retired score in as many days, aided and abetted by Alexandra Travers again with some huge shots looking more IPL than Arundel! Kiana Patel and Rhianna Southby bowled some great lines to ensure wickets fell, but the main event of the match was the superb fielding by the whole team. Diving, sliding and some brave stops, notably a catch behind the stumps by Alexandra Travers, and a spectacular boundary dive by Georgie Ellis held Essex to just 54 all out – securing tournament victory; the first Surrey team to lift the Katie Berry trophy since 2007!

Absolutely superb performances from the girls all 3 days, and they should all be very proud of their contributions and achievements. Here’s to defending the title next year!

Laura Pierce
Under 11s Coach

Mumford scores unbeaten ton

August 21, 2012 by  
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Both Saturday teams lost on Saturday, but the highlight of the weekend was James Mumford scoring a majestic and unbeaten century against Ashford in the Thameside League. For all the scorecards, click on the Play-Cricket link on the right hand side.

Sunday 29 July matches abandoned

August 2, 2012 by  
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After a break on Saturday due to the mens Olympic cycle race, normal service was resumed with matches against Claygate, both home and away. Unfortunately the rain returned again, leading to both matches being abandoned. Cricket back to normal this coming Saturday.