U11s win against Leatherhead – match report

May 24, 2016 by  
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LDCC U-11  84- 4 beat Leatherhead U-11 by 7 runs


Umpire: Tim,  Scorer Greg, Facilities Jonnie and Andrew

LDCC 84-4 Alex G 30 * (Ret), Connor 15, Rafe 7

Leatherhead 77 – 7  Thomas 2-0-5-2, Alex 3-1-5-1, Dexter 2-0-9-1, Dylan 3-0-18-1, Rafe 2-0-10-1, Idris 2-1-3-1

LDCC MotM: Thomas S All round great game. Good accurate bowling,. Two wickets, great catching(2) and great fielding. Even had 100% strike rate batting!(1 not out from 1 ball)

Champagne moment: Connor and Alex 50 partnership.

That’s the way to do it! Great all round performance and continuing improvement resulted in a thoroughly deserved victory. The margin was actually greater as 12 runs leaked off the last over. Put in to bat Roman had his first go and looked secure before getting a good one. Sam then got over excited and called a sharp one and was run out by a yard! Connor and Alex set about rebuilding from 0 for 2! A really good 50 partnership only spoiled by their habit of admiring some very nice stroke play rather than pressuring the field and running singles!  Rafe and Giac pressed on nicely and saw us post a reasonable total of 84-4.

When Leatherhead batted Sam and Idris opened up with some great accurate bowling. Iddy got his first wicket of the season in fine style! Alex and Dylan continued to keep the pressure on backed up by some excellent fielding from everyone! Wickets fell at intervals with Rafe and Tom getting their first victims.  Connor kept pressure on with some accurate bowling again whilst Dexter conjured up the magic again with his mystery spin. Dexter is now our top wicket take-well done! Big thanks to our sub Louie who got in some good fielding practice prowling around in the deep. Matthew did a great job behind the stumps. There was only 1 bye which was excellent. As the bowlers improve, it helps our keepers and the targets reduce.

Lessons learned: Big improvement in bowling accuracy reduced the extras again dramatically. Catches win matches – Thomas well done! There are more singles out there than you think. We could have made 100. Keep alert and ready to run, not admire! Something to work on.


Well done everyone.

Bring on the girls! That’s Spencer Girls our next match at home next Sunday. Team sheet to follow Wednesday


****** If anyone would like to help by running the colts café next week let Steve and Me know. Just needs bacon, sausage and rolls ‘cheffing’ in the kitchen across 1030-1230ish. Receipts can be reclaimed from Sylvia our bar manager****************






LDCC U11s fall to narrow defeat against Old Ruts

May 18, 2016 by  
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Old Ruts U-11 beat LDCC U-11 by 14 runs


Umpire : Tim,  Scorer : Rob, Equipment :Andy, Coaching support: Mark, Giacs dad!

Old Ruts 78-4

Sam  H  3-0-10-2, Connor 2-1-3-0

LDCC 64-10 all out

Sam H 18


LDCC MoM : Sam H Accurate and successful bowling and batting master class!

Champagne moment : Benedict catch behind off Sam’s bowling – Very professional!


Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory!

What a transformation from last week though. After winning the toss LDCC put Old Ruts in to bat. All the bowlers had tightened their lines and Sam and Alex responded with wickets. Great enthusiasm in the field led in particular by Dylan and Matts encouragement saw good ground fielding, throwing and backing up by everyone. Old Ruts only scored 33runs off the bat! Whilst greatly improved we still leaked 42 in wides and no balls. Old Ruts opener scored 11 in 20 overs. Benedict did a great job behind the stumps!

Connor and Giac made a solid reply for LDCC realising 19 for the first wicket! Unfortunately Ruts had some accurate pace and spin bowlers up their sleeve. A fantastic knock by Sam, ably supported by Rafe in a 5th wicket stand of 25 took us to within 22 of victory with 5 overs to go. Sam then suffered an unlucky shooter and we subsided to 64 all out in the last over. Ed, Matt, Dylan and Idris all got good crease time but couldn’t quite force a victory. Note that we scored 41 off the bat and Ruts supplied only 22 extras.


Lessons learned: Batting is not easy! Need to work on playing straight and selecting the right balls to hit. Keep working on the bowling accuracy!


Next match 22nd May 0945 Cup vs Leatherhead – Home Long Ditton. Selection will follow in the week and Training Friday.


All Parents – Don’t forget the boys must have sunhats and suncream if the weather is as today. This is a safety issue so I’d appreciate the boys avoiding sunburn or sunstroke; Drinks of course also mandatory!


Well done everyone!!



U15s through in first round of cup

May 10, 2016 by  
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The U15s convincingly beat Stoke D’Abernon on Sunday. Long Ditton batted first and scored 182 off 20 overs. In reply, Stoke D’Abernon managed to get to 70, but LDCC’s target was too much. A great team effort from the U15s, but special mention goes to Ollie for his 52 (retired), followed up by a 4 wicket haul.

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First home win of season

May 3, 2016 by  
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The 2016 cricket season at Long Ditton finally arrived slightly later than expected, on Sunday, 1 May. The season should have started in the last few weeks of April, but part of the ground was too wet to enable the final preparations to be made.

After weeks of cold and wet weather, a glorious sunny day arrived, with Long Ditton hosting Battesea Eagles. After winning the toss. Long Ditton got off to a great start, with new player Chad Quinney making 68 off just 67 balls, Ian Antonio scored 52 and another new player, Josh Roguski scored 76. Leo Rogers and Mike Hall both hit a quickfire 19 as the innings closed on a very respectable 253 for 5 off the allocated 40 overs.

In reply, Battersea Eagles never really got going and found the bowling of another new LDCC player, Daniel Peall extremely challenging. Peall was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5 wickets for 23 runs in just under the maximum of 8 overs per bowler. Battersea were all out with 100 runs on the board, leaving LDCC to enjoy an excellent opening win by 153 runs.


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