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Match Reports 13th May

Shepperton CC – 1st XI Vs Thames Ditton CC – 1st XI

Highlights :

SCC – M.Pilkington 61* TDCC – M Dixon 78

Result Summary

Result:    Shepperton CC – 1st XI – Win – LO by 8 wickets
Shepperton CC – 1st XI Thames Ditton CC – 1st XI
Score 165 for 2 (28.3 overs) ‘t’ 164 all out (41.2 overs) ‘b’
Game Points 20 0
Penalty Points 0 0
Batting Points 0 3
Bowling Points 0 0
Total Points 20 3

2017 Chapter 2: “Can we please never play at Shepperton again”

Thames Ditton travelled to Shepperton full of early season optimism after a fantastic win at Ripley the week before. Spiler and Park came in to bolster the bowling and batting accordingly and on a lovely looking deck skipper Jarvis lost the toss and TD were asked to have a bat.

For those of you that haven’t played at Shepperton it’s a funny little ground. It’s incredibly picturesque but due to its close proximity to the Thames and the high rise trees all around it creates a micro climate, similar to that of playing cricket in the rain forest. You may wonder why I’m telling you all of this. Perhaps it was to set the scene, but in reality it’s to delay having to talk about the abysmal performance that followed.

Dixon (elder) opened the batting with Williams and the continued where they left off opening last week. Several crisp boundaries and TD found themselves on 39 in no time at all before Williams fell LBW to Stanton for 19 when it may have just touched his inside edge first. Farley joined Dixon and the two set about getting busy. Dixon hit 13 4s and 2 6s in his innings and Farley used all of his experience as the two took the score to 107-1 after 18 overs. A score of 250 was very much on the cards. But this is Thames Ditton.

What came next was somewhere between abysmal and embarrassing on the rubbish scale.

Farley (5) went back to a full one from Barker and was bowled (107-2) and very next ball Morgan (0) did exactly the same, getting trapped LBW (107-3). In his next over Barker got Dixon (78) to chop on (111-4) and the innings was unravelling quickly. Annable and Park tried to steady the ship adding 15, but Park (5) was LBW playing across the line and Annable, also playing across the line, was stumped (9) the innings was capitulating (126-6)  at a rate of knots. The tail did their best, Butt scoring 16 and Blumire 11 to drag us up to 164 all out. 9 wickets had fallen for 57 runs in 23 overs.

I can’t bring myself to write much about the bowling and fielding performance as it was every bit as bad as the batting. Morgan and Spiler took a wicket apiece, the former being a slip catch by Jarvis.

You have to travel back to 1975 for the last time the 1st XI beat Shepperton, let’s hope we fare better at home to Effingham next week.

Thames Ditton CC – 1st XI

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Mike Dixon b  Richard Barker 78 13 2 87
2 Oli Williams lbw b  Ryan Stanton 19 3 0 31
3 St John Farley b  Richard Barker 5 0 0 30
4 David Morgan lbw b  Richard Barker 0 0 0 1
5 Jonny Annable st Dan Hunt b  Sam Harn 9 1 0 18
6 Oliver Park lbw b  Sam Harn 5 0 0 22
7 Hamza Butt ct David Dieterle b  Sam Harn 16 1 1 19
8 Joe Jarvis* b  Ryan Stanton 8 0 0 23
9 Warren Blumire ct Hassan Mohsin b  Jack Hayes 11 2 0 14
10 Richard Spiler ct & b Jack Hayes 1 0 0 7
11 Christopher Dixon not out 2 0 0 1
Extras       b (1), lb (3), w (3), nb (3) 10
Total 164
Wickets all out
Overs 41.2

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

39-1 Unsure (Mike Dixon-20*); 107-2 Unsure (Mike Dixon-76*); 107-3 Unsure (Mike Dixon-76*); 111-4 Unsure (Jonny Annable-0*); 125-5 Unsure (Oliver Park-5*); 126-6 Unsure (Hamza Butt-1*); 145-7 Unsure (Joe Jarvis-4*); 160-8 Unsure (Joe Jarvis-7*); 162-9 Unsure (Richard Spiler-1*); 164-10 Unsure (Christopher Dixon-2*);
* = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Ryan Stanton 8 2 28 2 0 0
2 David Dieterle 9 1 36 0 0 0
3 James Sutton 2 0 20 0 0 0
4 Jack Hayes 4.2 0 39 2 0 0
5 Richard Barker 9 5 13 3 0 0
6 Sam Harn 9 0 24 3 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 4 0
Total 41.2 8 164 10 0 0

Shepperton CC – 1st XI

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Richard Barker ct Joe Jarvis b  David Morgan 39 4 0 0
2 Hassan Mohsin lbw b  Richard Spiler 39 8 0 0
3 Mark Pilkington not out 62 13 0 0
4 Sam Harn not out 16 2 0 0
5 Mark Cranley did not bat
6 Dan Hunt did not bat
7 James Sutton did not bat
8 David Dieterle* did not bat
9 Nicholas Jones did not bat
10 Ryan Stanton did not bat
11 Jack Hayes did not bat
Extras       lb (5), w (3), nb (1) 9
Total 165
Wickets 2
Overs 28.3

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Richard Spiler 9 2 33 1 0 0
2 Christopher Dixon 4 0 32 0 0 0
3 Hamza Butt 6 0 49 0 0 0
4 Mike Dixon 5.3 0 28 0 0 0
5 David Morgan 4 0 18 1 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 5 0
Total 28.3 2 165 2 0 0

Match Officials

Umpires Peter Lomax, Nick Darby

Thames Ditton CC – 2nd XI Vs Warlingham CC – 2nd XI

Highlights :

TDCC – F Raj 101, O Neal 61 WCC – D Fernando 81

Result Summary

Result:    Thames Ditton CC – 2nd XI – Win – LO by 68 runs
Thames Ditton CC – 2nd XI Warlingham CC – 2nd XI
Score 280 for 7 (45 overs) ‘b’ ‘t’ 212 for 9 (43.4 overs)
Game Points 20 0
Penalty Points 0 0
Batting Points 0 4
Bowling Points 0 3
Total Points 20 7

Thames Ditton came into their second game looking to continue the 100% start they made this season at their home game with Warlingham. Last week Warlingham had been put to sword by Old Paulines, who posted 297, so there was no real surprise when Amrik Natt won the toss he elected to bat.

Felix Raj and Jamie Pemberton opened up for Thames Ditton and unlike the previous week, were able to get off to a quick start with the help of some loose bowling from the opposition. Jamie however, fell in the 7th over after being bowled around his legs with the score on 39. (Francois Piriou had also incorrectly informed the club’s WhatsApp group that we were 36-6 which caused Andy Salter to rush down to watch the horror unfold. Seems even we can’t escape “Fake News”…)

In came Owen Neal after his 50 for the 3rd XI the previous week, looking to continue his good early season form. The batsmen’s differing styles complimented each other perfectly, with Felix being the aggressor and punishing any loose balls and Owen ticking over the scoreboard and rotating the strike. Felix appeared to relishing his new role as an opening batsmen showing more restraint than previous seasons but still managing scoring at a run a ball.

Warlingham in the field looked fairly despondent as the drinks break arrived with only 1 wicket down and both batsmen set for big totals. Felix reached his second 50 of the season (first in the league) as the runs continued to flow. Owen, who when batting is never far from being involved in run out, did almost have Felix run out with a mix-up, but luckily the shy missed the stumps. Felix then proceeded to reach his marvellous century, his first for the club. He fell shortly after but had set up Thames Ditton in brilliant position with a fantastic 137 run partnership. As is normally in the case in cricket, an incoming batsman after a long partnership never seem to last long and Shah was LBW for 4. Owen then reached his second 50 of the season but fell soon after to a good catch at cover for 61. Francois was then bowled through the “Arc de Triomphe” for 2 and with the score now 225-5 the good start TD had made seemed to be falling away. However, Mike Robinson batted extremely well, taking the singles when available and hitting the bad ball. Nav Singh was also hitting the ball cleanly with a huge six damaging one of the park cars. Nav fell for 21 but Mike (35 not out) marshalled the tail to ensure Thames Ditton ended their 45 overs with an imposing score of 280-7.

Thames Ditton took to the field knowing that Warlingham would have to come out playing shots with a required run rate of over 6 an over. Akash Kapoor and Mike opened up, both bowling full and straight on a fairly slow and low wicket. The first breakthrough came with a mix-up between the batsmen and Shah running out Earl with a brilliant throw. Akash then had Sherwani bowled as he chopped onto the stumps. Akash bowling straight through to end up with 9-4-13-1, a typically tidy spell from the opening bowler. Rajeev Dayal then came on for Mike and had Patel caught at mid-off by a juggling Felix. In came the dangerous Rathnayake, who with Fernando, started scoring at a quick pace and putting a bit of pressure on TD. Amrik brought himself on to try and take the key wickets and control Warlingham’s run rate which was increasing.

TD didn’t help themselves in the field with a few errors and a couple of chances put down and frustrations were starting to grow. Fernando reached his half century and was looking well set but Amrik had him bowled for 81 to ease the pressure on TD. In the huddle after the wicket with tempers fairly short, Francois reminded us of “l’fraternité” and TD set about finishing the game off. On came Felix, who is quickly developing into a key death bowler, and he had Rathnayke bowled which killed off any faint hope Warlingham had of reaching the target. Amrik then took his second wicket which could be nicely described as a quicker ball that skidded on (short ball which didn’t bounce or spin) and Mike showing off to the watching 1st XI with a brilliant direct hit run out from mid-wicket. Felix then took the last 2 wickets to cap off a fine afternoon off with 3 wickets to add to his century. Warlingham finished on 212 all out off 43.4 overs meaning TD won by 68 runs to move top of the league.

TD take on Merton next week looking to continue their winning ways.

Thames Ditton CC – 2nd XI

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Jamie Pemberton b  Neal Patel 18 2 0 30
2 Felix Raj ct Unsure b  Ruwan Rathnayake 101 17 0 85
3 Owen Neal ct Danushka Fernando b  Neal Patel 61 7 0 76
4 Fahim Shah lbw b  James Fuller 4 1 0 3
5 Mike Robinson not out 35 4 0 35
6 Francois Piriou b  Neal Patel 2 0 0 6
7 Nav Singh b  Chetun Patel 21 2 1 13
8 Akash Kapoor b  Kamal Punjabi 4 0 0 7
9 Rajeev Dayal not out 1 0 0 0
10 S Satish did not bat
11 Amrik Natt* did not bat
Extras       b (16), lb (3), w (12), nb (2) 33
Total 280
Wickets 7
Overs 45

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

39-1 Jamie Pemberton (Felix Raj-10*); 176-2 Felix Raj (Owen Neal-38*); 180-3 Fahim Shah (Owen Neal-38*); 217-4 Owen Neal (Mike Robinson-10*); 225-5 Francois Piriou (Mike Robinson-15*); 258-6 Nav Singh (Mike Robinson-23*); 275-7 Akash Kapoor (Mike Robinson-32*); * = not out batsman

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Kamal Punjabi 8 0 43 1 0 0
2 Neal Patel 8 0 50 3 0 0
3 Chetun Patel 9 0 42 1 0 0
4 Danushka Fernando 3 0 31 0 0 0
5 Ruwan Rathnayake 8 1 31 1 0 0
6 Anik Amin 4 0 31 0 0 0
7 James Fuller 5 0 33 1 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 19 0
Total 45 1 280 7 0 0

Warlingham CC – 2nd XI

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Denham Earl run out (Fahim Shah) 1 0 0 0
2 Waseem Sherwani* b  Akash Kapoor 1 0 0 0
3 Danushka Fernando b  Amrik Natt 81 0 0 0
4 Chetun Patel ct Felix Raj b  Rajeev Dayal 12 0 0 0
5 Ruwan Rathnayake b  Felix Raj 29 0 0 0
6 Aran Amin b  Felix Raj 10 0 0 0
7 Kamal Punjabi lbw b  Amrik Natt 20 0 0 0
8 Neal Patel ct Rajeev Dayal b  Felix Raj 16 0 0 0
9 Anik Amin run out (Mike Robinson) 9 0 0 0
10 James Fuller not out 0 0 0 0
11 Unsure did not bat
Extras       b (4), lb (5), w (20), nb (4) 33
Total 212
Wickets 9
Overs 43.4

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Akash Kapoor 9 4 13 1 0 0
2 Mike Robinson 8 1 33 0 0 0
3 Rajeev Dayal 7 0 45 1 0 0
4 S Satish 2 0 15 0 0 0
5 Amrik Natt 9 0 52 2 0 0
6 Felix Raj 8.4 1 45 3 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 9 2
Total 43.4 6 212 9 0 0

Thames Ditton CC – 3rd XI Vs Esher CC – 3rd XI

Highlights :

ECC – M Miles 88

Result Summary

Result:    Esher CC – 3rd XI – Won: overs by 47 runs
Thames Ditton CC – 3rd XI Esher CC – 3rd XI
Score 136 all out (37.2 overs) ‘t’ 183 for 9 (45 overs) ‘b’
Game Points 0 20
Penalty Points 0 0
Batting Points 1 0
Bowling Points 4 0
Total Points 5 20

BATTING LETS DOWN THE THIRDS LIKE A PAIR OF CHEAP TIGHTS

So second Saturday in, lots to look forward to and a visit from our near neighbours Esher should have given us the stimulus to want to win.

The match welcomed back Andy Jones back from a serious pie chucking injury which nearly ended his career,  sported an exceptionally fashionable pair of light brown (almost mustard) slip ons and Paul Campbell (voice very deep after a night out in Taan with Jonno and Robbo) to make their first appearances of the season. At the other end of the scale Ollie Lodge making his first appearance this year, and was cheered on to the rafters by the old wheelbarrow and local oligarch, funeral director father and general all round good guy Rob. Sadly he has threatened to start playing again so there is an incentive to win if ever there was one.

Patel chose to bowl and started with the tandem of family Johns (BJ and OJ for short). Both bowled well and as usual BJ getting no reward and OJ for a man of his age bowled with power, a great prospect for the future. Esher were slow but gradually built a total, partly due to having Blind Lemon Chitlin as an umpire, with Jones and Cassie both failing to get stone wall lbw decisions. Martin Miles was the main stay of their innings with a well made 88, the second highest scorer was extras with 37.

Jones served up far fewer pies than I remember and ended with 3-28 off his 9. Chris Harding may now take over the mantle of Pieman and not just because of his physical stature. His 5 over spell produced one 11 ball over yet he still managed to get 2 wickets (this is all very reminiscent of me at my worst). OJ took his first wicket, but again no thanks to his father who looked as though he deliberately dropped one that came to him, simply because he hadn’t taken a wicket himself. Miles Reucroft also making his debut took a brilliant catch to dismiss Martin Miles – then the real cabaret – Oli Lodge came on to bowl – 3 overs 3-11 including 2 stumpings from Steve Wallace, Indian IPL beckons for One Shot – more likely Indian IPA.

So 183-9 was more than Esher deserved but with the wicket drying out there was hope of a first victory of the season.

Cassie and Corvi opened the reply and got the team off to a steady start before Corvi played round one, followed by Chris Harding completing his nightmare day bowled for one, score 28- 2 (apparently he had to be in St James by 6.30 and had to slip into Victoria beforehand – all very queer). That left Cassie and Campbell (total age 116 not as reported 143) to make good- which they did until Cassie (29) failed to connect properly with a pull which was caught well by the fielder off Chitlin (for those of you who are unfamiliar with the 70’s beat combo Cheech and Chong please see on You Tube). Still with the score on 87-3 and only 20 overs down we were still in the box seat needing no more than 100 off 25.

Esher continued to be painfully slow with their bowling and as the owls began to hoot in the distance – Campbell remembered that he had to take his missus to a girls night out at 7.00 – result Campbell bowled for a well-made 37.  And that ladies and gentleman was basically that. Patel slogged across the line to the worlds slowest and oldest bowler, Wallace was third highest scorer with 9 and the rest probably best not spoken about. Ollie Lodge and Ollie Johns both batted with gusto but once again we came up short. Jones in last, claimed that his first baller was due to him not being ready, surely he must be first to 50 ducks.

So all in all its a game we could have won but didn’t, we are short of a batsman for sure (Jilesh fits that bill, so get playing please), the bowling has been good, fielding excellent in general so I don’t think we are far off being a good team if all of our guys are available.

Esher CC – 3rd XI

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Martin Miles b  Oliver Lodge 88 0 0 0
2 Vince Tallent ct Miles Reucroft b  Andy Jones 16 0 0 0
3 Imran Khan b  Andy Jones 12 0 0 0
4 Chris Burton*† b  Andy Jones 0 0 0 0
5 Joseph Gilhooly b  Chris Harding 4 0 0 0
6 Kieran Tallent ct Nic Corvi b  Oliver Johns 0 0 0 0
7 Richard Harrison ct Nic Corvi b  Chris Harding 18 0 0 0
8 Ahmed Humayun st Steve Wallace b  Oliver Lodge 6 0 0 0
9 Awi Malik st Steve Wallace b  Oliver Lodge 2 0 0 0
10 David Mistry not out 2 0 0 0
11 Jonathan Miles not out 1 0 0 0
Extras       b (5), lb (7), w (20), nb (5) 37
Total 183
Wickets 9
Overs 45

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Ben Johns 9 3 16 0 0 0
2 Oliver Johns 9 0 42 1 0 0
3 Andy Cassie 9 1 31 0 0 0
4 Andy Jones 9 2 28 3 0 0
5 Chris Harding 5 0 36 2 0 0
6 Oliver Lodge 3 0 11 3 0 0
7 Paul Campbell 1 0 7 0 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 12 0
Total 45 6 183 9 0 0

Thames Ditton CC – 3rd XI

Batting

Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Andy Cassie ct Joseph Gilhooly b  Richard Harrison 29 4 0 0
2 Nic Corvi b  Awi Malik 3 0 0 0
3 Chris Harding b  Jonathan Miles 1 0 0 0
4 Paul Campbell ct Chris Burton b  Ahmed Humayun 37 6 0 0
5 Jai Patel* b  Richard Harrison 8 1 0 0
6 Steve Wallace b  Jonathan Miles 9 1 0 0
7 Miles Reucroft b  Ahmed Humayun 1 0 0 0
8 Ben Johns b  Joseph Gilhooly 4 1 0 0
9 Oliver Lodge not out 7 1 0 0
10 Oliver Johns b  Joseph Gilhooly 4 1 0 0
11 Andy Jones b  Joseph Gilhooly 0 0 0 0
Extras       b (8), lb (3), w (16), nb (6) 33
Total 136
Wickets all out
Overs 37.2

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Bowling

Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Awi Malik 6 0 19 1 0 0
2 Jonathan Miles 7 0 36 2 0 0
3 Richard Harrison 9 3 18 2 0 0
4 David Mistry 3 0 12 0 0 0
5 Ahmed Humayun 8 2 28 2 0 0
6 Joseph Gilhooly 5.2 0 12 3 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 11 0
Total 38.2 5 136 10 0 0
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