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Good wins for the senior teams on Saturday and Sunday

May 26, 2015 by  
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The senior teams both picked up good wins over the weekend. The Saturday League sides both won, whilst the Sunday side won against West End Esher. One of the highlights of the weekend was Gareth Plunkett picking up his 200th wicket for Long Ditton on Saturday in the Fuller’s League. Carel du Plessis and Ben Cheema both made 50s in a high scoring game on Saturday away to Worplesdon and Burpham.

On Sunday, a youthful team took to the field against West End Esher 2nd XI, beating West End by 67 runs. In-form all-rounder Freddie Goodyear opened the batting with keeper Steve Williams and made 36, Joe Rogers continued his batting form with 29, Louis Williams was undefeated with 67 and Chris Neely made 29. Great to see the younger players really holding their own now in the senior sides.

Click here to see all the weekend results.

U13s Cup Report v Leatherhead

May 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Junior News

Match Report: U13s LDCC vs Leatherhead (Cup)

Chipping up at Tiffin’s sports ground in early morning sunshine, the contrast with last week’s playing conditions couldn’t have been more striking.  The scene was set for a perfect cricketing encounter.  LDCC won the toss and opted to field.

Ben and Sean formed the opening pair and the first two overs were supported well in the field – a good stop by Jake well backed-up by Cameron and an accurate throw in by Guy.  In his second over Ben struck gold taking the first wicket of the day.  Score 18 -1.  Following a cleverly tight over from Sean, and the curtailing of certain boundaries by Hari and Guy, Luke sauntered in to the bowling attack.  Working an inexplicable magic he did it again – just like last week – a wicket with his first ball!  24 – 2.  Picking up on the excitement of the moment Sean clean bowled batsman no 4.  Score 28 -3. Game on.  Little did we know what lay ahead when talisman Tommy stepped up to bowl in the 8th over, spinning his way to a wicket. 41 – 4. With a crisp, nippy breeze forcing spectators to turn up collars and search for rugs, and a strong batsman at the crease, Luke and Tommy did well to keep the scoring in check.  The 12th over heralded a double wicket maiden for Tommy – the first wicket aided by a fabulous catch from James, steady and composed as the ball hovered overhead for what seemed like an age to non-breathing parents; and then a casual rearranging of the stumps with the next ball.  59 – 6.  The merits of helmet-wearing were confirmed with Guy’s first over, as the in-form Leatherhead batsman took a ball to the grill, a little scary but thankfully no harm done.  Not content with his existing wicket haul, spin-ball wizard Tommy couldn’t resist helping himself to another wicket maiden – ending his spell with the incredible figures of 4 – 2 – 6 – 4!  Graeme Swann would have been very proud. Score 65 – 7. Guy and Aaron bowled in tandem for the next 4 overs with some great fielding by Jake, Adwait and Hari.  Even they couldn’t stop the wafting 6 off Guy by the batsman exacting payback for the knock to the helmet.    With a new ball required, Leatherhead’s outstanding batsman retired, the score at 88 – 7.  Exhausted by events, spectators couldn’t have expected further drama – this time provided in a sparkling assault by an in-form Sean.  Last over of the day – 2 wickets, result!  Chasing a final total of 101 – 9 it was LDCC’s turn to bat.

And that’s where the fairytale ends…

Openers Hari and Guy faced a fierce and fast attack.  Sadly Hari succumbed to the opening ball of the innings and Guy was joined at the crease very briefly by Cameron then Tommy.  The score 1 – 3.  Jake joined Guy and the pair put on 15 runs including a couple of boundaries with some good running before Jake was stumped.  16 – 4 off 6 overs.  Luke appeared momentarily before Guy found his most supportive partner of the day – Adwait.  Obviously the copious amounts of cereal for breakfast paid off as Guy struck a stylish and well-timed 32 off 29 balls sending six 4s fizzing to the boundary.  Reluctantly retiring he was hungry for more, and almost got it.  Adwait had stuck in against strong bowling and sharp fielding to face 32 balls for 4 runs, rewarded by seeing the score reach 50.  Ben claimed the crown of 2nd highest score of the innings with 8 runs.  Aaron, Sean and James featured at the end, with Sean sending a lovely 4 to the boundary to complete a personally good day at the office with bat and ball.   Final score 66 – 8 off 20 overs.

Thanks to coach (and proud Dad) Brian and scorer Simon.

LDCC Second hand sale on Friday 15th May during training

May 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Junior News

Do you have any whites, jumpers, training gear, pads, bats, gloves, helmets etc you no longer need?

If so, we’re holding a sale of second hand cricket kit during the training session on Friday 15th May 6.30 – 8.00 pm.

Simply label each item with your name and the price you’d like to sell it for and Debbie (Luke’s mum) and I will staff a trestle table in the Clubhouse.

It’s a great opportunity to buy and sell as our young players change size and shape!


Kathryn (U13s)

U13s v Spencer B Match report

May 12, 2015 by  
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Match Report: U13s Spencer B vs LDCC, Sunday 3 May 2015


On a damp, mizzly morning in a park somewhere in Wimbledon the U13s gathered to face Spencer B. Sheltering in cars and expecting the command to turn round and go home, it was with some surprise that the match got underway. Reduced from 24 to 16 overs to reflect the initially poor weather, it all seemed slightly bonkers as canvas chairs were laid out around the boundary only to be used by spectators in winter jackets and furry boots.  1st weekend in May?

LDCC batted first with Guy and Hari as openers. They adopted good defensive play in the first two overs facing a fierce opening bowling attack matched by competent fielding.  Hari fell LBW in the third over and Guy was joined very briefly by Adwait before the score became 2  – 2.  Aaron came to the crease and settled in for a long spell of watching his partners come and go, beginning with Guy who not long after sending a lovely ball to the boundary skied a catch to a well-placed fielder. 12 – 3.  Luke joined Aaron and showed glimpses of last season’s good form scoring two 4s in quick succession.  Sadly he too succumbed to Spencer’s tight fielding and was caught, score now 22 – 4.  James was next in and the pair displayed some excellent running between the wickets, the score inching upwards against a strong onslaught from Spencer.  Spectators huddled together as the breeze picked up, skies darkened, trees swayed and fell down – just the one, spotted by those on the field of play but not by parents who were clearly so engrossed they didn’t notice!   In the eleventh over James was bowled, the score having moved on to a respectable 32 – 5.  Joe marched onto the field and shared a brief spell with Aaron who tragically slipped and was run out after spending a heroic 11 overs at the crease.  Jake was next in and made his mark from the start, littering the field with fours and picking up singles with good calling and with Joe in a supporting role before he was bowled in the 15th over 55 – 7.  Ninthujan fell to a run out before Tommy saw Jake home.  Jake, top scorer with 23 runs not out, was certainly LDCC’s secret weapon.

Sean and Ninthujan formed the opening bowling pair, Sean with a good tight first ball delivery and Ninthujan proving difficult for the batsman to read.  Adwait and Joe stopped two certain boundaries before Guy and Luke began a sharp bowling spell.  Luke announced his arrival by taking a wicket with his first delivery – clean bowled. Pulling on his previous mantle of game-changer Luke took another wicket in the same over.  Score 34 – 2.  With Guy bowling economically at the other end the scoring rate slowed for a while (in spite of an overthrow shambles) and the match developed a competitive edge. Enter the inspired pairing of Aaron and Adwait, the latter displaying bowling talent normally hidden by wickie gloves.  Tommy donned the wicket keeping gloves this match and was instrumental in the wickets taken by Aaron (ct Boxall) and Adwait (run-out Boxall). 55 – 4.  With tension building Hari took the next wicket ably assisted by Tommy.   58 – 5 going in to the final over, Spencer found themselves needing 1 run to win. A no ball obliged and ended a tightly fought battle played in good spirit.

Thanks to resolute coach Brian and scorer Kumar.  Also to James for being dedicated enough to play before dashing off to celebrate his Grandad’s birthday.

Unders 15s beat Shepperton in cup – match report

May 5, 2015 by  
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Long Ditton CC 141-2 beat Shepperton CC 126-4 by 15 runs

Umpire John Parkins – Well wrapped up fortunately!


Great result despite the cold weather and gloom descending!


Long Ditton 141-2 Jamie Kapadia 53* George Bradford 32 Tom W 12 Dan T 10

A well-constructed innings based on solid opening partnership of 49 by George and Tom. Despite losing both openers in quick succession Dan’s watchful innings provided the continuity for Jamie to launch into attack and punish the opposition bowling before retiring.

Shepperton 126-4 Billy H 2-0-9-0, Tommy B 3-0-17-0 Kit G 4-0-23-1, Tom W 2-1-6-1 Josh 1-0-11-1

Long Ditton took to the field with a spring in their step given an imposing score. However with 29 on the board after 3 overs and a couple of spilled chances the field went quiet. Quick thinking by Kit followed up a spilled catch and ran out a key batsmen. Enter Billy with the pick of the bowling performances. Bowling accurately and taking the pace off the ball Billy, then our spinners Tommy and Kit slowly but surely reined in the Shepperton run rate with good support by Brodie, Josh and James in the deep field. Needing 21 off the last over in total darkness Ethan produced a really good over when it mattered!

MoM George Bradford – Captained from the front, set the tone and led the team to victory. And kept well!

Key points: Great support in the field from everyone, good energy and effort!

Bowling accuracy – We gave away 16 wides and 4 no balls – that’s an extra batting score and 3.2 extra overs – no wonder they stayed in the game as long as they did! Catching practice still needed!

Great stuff


Bennett’s bowling highlight of Bank Holiday Weekend

May 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Senior News

Three days of cricket were played at Long Ditton over the weekend, with both the Saturday XIs starting their League campaign with wins. The First XI cruised to a win over Deando Ruxley, whilst the Seconds won an entertaining game against Englefield Green.

On Sunday, the First XI lost in the first round of the League Cup at home against Merstham; the Sunday Second XI played their first game away in Merton, away to Clapham Nomads, losing with just over 1 over to go.

Bank Holiday Monday and Battersea Imperials visited the club for the first time. LDCC posted a very challenging 188 for 8 off 40 overs, with captain Tom Bennett making 43, Du Plessis 39 and Sam Nolan 39. Some great fielding and bowling put the visitors under pressure straight away, with captain Tom Bennett taking 6 wickets for 30 and Freddie Goodyear 2 for 15, with LDCC beating Battersea Imperials by a comprehensive 82 runs.

Sunday 3 May junior coaching on!

May 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Junior News, News updates

Junior coaching on Sunday 3rd May Is ON!