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Thames Ditton CC – 1st XI Vs Southern Railway, Kenley & Selsdon CC – 1st XI

Fixture Details

Type : League: Surrey County League 1st XI Division 1 – 2017 Date : Saturday 3rd June 2017
Toss: Southern Railway, Kenley & Selsdon CC – 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat Start Time: 13:00
Ground: Thames Ditton Cricket Club Rules Type: Standard

Result Summary

Result:    Southern Railway, Kenley & Selsdon CC – 1st XI – Win – Time by 58 runs
Thames Ditton CC – 1st XI Southern Railway, Kenley & Selsdon CC – 1st XI
Score 122 all out (30.3 overs) 180 all out (50 overs) ‘b’ ‘t’
Game Points 0 20
Penalty Points 0 0
Batting Points 1 0
Bowling Points 4 0
Total Points 5 20

When I arrived at the green on Saturday 3rd June it was a day that started upbeat due to the previous weeks win and ended with a huge disappointment not solely down to the way we played.  Just in case a lawsuit is made some of the decisions from the oppositions umpire were allegedly cheating or if not so poor that he should get down to Specsavers as it would have made a fine advert for the telly.  Our opponents, Southern Railway, Kenley and Selsdon CC a mouthful in itself and a name which towards the end of the day left a very bitter taste in everyone’s mouth.  So the report will be short and sweet.

Joe Jarvis unsurprisingly lost the toss and surprisingly SRKSCC decided to have a bat.  Dixon C and Hamza opened the bowling with Hamza coming off the back of a 6 for the previous week.  A steady start from SRKSCC with little sign of trouble was brought to an end by what can only be described as a demon ball from Dixon.  An in swinging full toss coming off the batsman’s pads and bat to then hit the stumps was a wicket that will live long in the memory.  Frazer Clarke left the pitch dejected like the animated duck used for so many years on Sky for a first baller.  Some would say unlucky but Chris said he meant it obviously.  A few overs later saw the Captain bring on Felix Raj to keep him quiet having apparently been mentioning quite a lot the previous weeks that he could a bowl a bit and he was in fact an all-rounder.  So bowling in tandem with Hamza began the start a good period in the game with regular wickets falling with some pressure building and initially some good fielding.  One umpiring decision from our umpire an LBW which was as stonewalled as you could get seemed to displease the opposition’s captain and wicket keeper which could explain the spurious decisions that followed when we came to bat and ruin the game.  Anyway at 80 odd for 6 it looked like we could bowl them out and be chasing 120 but again due to some poor catching and what seems to be becoming common place a loss of concentration we allowed their number 9 to get close to 50 and take it away to 180 all out.  Even so 181 to win seemed chaseable or so we thought at Tea with Raj and Hamza both impressively finishing with four wickets a piece.

Tea as ever was tremendous and so we looked forward to the chase have been replenished.

Dixon M and Raj opened the batting and it seemed that we were going to get off to a good start with Mike Dixon hitting the opening bowler for a huge six which inexplicably was given as a four by the umpire.  Then having come down the track to attack once more he was struck on the pad and was given out LBW.  This leads me onto the chat I had in the office when I arrived Monday morning and was asked how I got on over the weekend.  When I mentioned a few of us were “fingered” it seemed to cause great hilarity with the non-cricket playing fraternity.  Anyway I digress, what followed with a few more interesting decisions coupled again with some poor shot selection “you missed a straight baaaall” as I understand coach would of said particularly to Max Newbold, we limped to 122 all out even with some impressive hitting from Hamza although if hadn’t tried to take on long off and long on again we may have gone on to get close but never the less an impressive 34 off 16 balls with his usual aplomb was good to see and a highlight for me.

All that was left after the game and debrief was to hit the bar and drown our sorrows.  It appears the 1s are awesome on the road so let’s do it next week at Chaldon and kick start our season.


Southern Railway, Kenley & Selsdon CC – 1st XI


Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Jon Coles ct Mike Dixon b  Felix Raj 41 0 0 0
2 Fraser Clarke b  Christopher Dixon 12 0 0 0
3 Tom Battams ct Warren Blumire b  Hamza Butt 22 0 0 0
4 Jack Coles b  Felix Raj 5 0 0 0
5 Ryan Brotherton*† lbw b  Felix Raj 0 0 0 0
6 Arvind Gerald ct Mike Dixon b  Felix Raj 8 0 0 0
7 Adrian Melillo ct Max Newbold b  Hamza Butt 0 0 0 0
8 Faisal Khan ct Felix Raj b  Hamza Butt 17 0 0 0
9 David Shivmangal not out 47 0 0 0
10 M Maharon ct Joe Jarvis b  Hamza Butt 16 0 0 0
11 Martin Bruce run out (Warren Blumire) 7 0 0 0
Extras       b (1), lb (3), w (1) 5
Total 180
Wickets all out
Overs 50

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper


Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Christopher Dixon 10 0 40 1 0 0
2 Hamza Butt 19 4 57 4 0 0
3 Felix Raj 7 1 35 4 0 0
4 Mike Dixon 7 3 19 0 0 0
5 Sam Bennett 7 0 25 0 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 4 1
Total 50 8 180 10 0 0

Thames Ditton CC – 1st XI


Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Mike Dixon lbw b  Arvind Gerald 4 1 0 9
2 Felix Raj b  Arvind Gerald 17 3 0 24
3 Max Newbold b  Arvind Gerald 4 0 0 6
4 Jonny Annable lbw b  Arvind Gerald 18 2 0 29
5 Paul Saunders ct Tom Battams b  Jack Coles 15 1 0 33
6 Oliver Park ct Martin Bruce b  Arvind Gerald 0 0 0 7
7 Hamza Butt ct Jack Coles b  Arvind Gerald 34 4 2 16
8 Joe Jarvis* ct Ryan Brotherton b  Arvind Gerald 9 1 0 27
9 Warren Blumire lbw b  Arvind Gerald 12 2 0 13
10 Sam Bennett ct Martin Bruce b  David Shivmangal 0 0 0 3
11 Christopher Dixon not out 0 0 0 2
Extras       b (2), lb (5), w (2) 9
Total 122
Wickets all out
Overs 30.3

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper


Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Arvind Gerald 16 2 43 8 0 0
2 Tom Battams 5 0 21 0 0 0
3 Jack Coles 6 0 29 1 0 0
4 David Shivmangal 3.3 1 22 1 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 7 0
Total 30.3 3 122 10 0 0

Horsley & Send CC – 2nd XI Vs Thames Ditton CC – 2nd XI

Fixture Details

Type : League: Surrey County League 2nd XI Premier – 2017 Date : Saturday 3rd June 2017
Toss: Horsley & Send CC – 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field Start Time: 13:00
Ground: Horsley & Send Cricket Club Rules Type: Standard

Highlights :

TDCC – P Singh 60

Result Summary

Result:    Thames Ditton CC – 2nd XI – Win – Time by 32 runs
Horsley & Send CC – 2nd XI Thames Ditton CC – 2nd XI
Score 162 all out (44.3 overs) ‘t’ 194 all out (48.3 overs) ‘b’
Game Points 0 20
Penalty Points 0 0
Batting Points 3 0
Bowling Points 4 0
Total Points 7 20

After a rather humbling defeat last week against Godalming, the 2XI were on the road this week to the picturesque Horsley and Send, looking to get back to winning ways in the first timed game of the season.

Horsley and Send won the toss, and as is normally the way in timed cricket, put Thames Ditton into bat first on a decent looking deck. Jamie Pemberton and Wesley Steyn opened the batting but didn’t get off to the best of starts with Wes being bowled in his first over for 0. St John Farley joined Jamie at the crease as they set about seeing off the two opening bowlers, Tubman and Farnsworth, who were both bowling at a decent pace. The score had moved onto 37 before St John was well caught at midwicket for 8. Adam Terrington was next in making first appearance for the 2’s this season. He and Jamie looked to increase the run rate, with a couple of well struck boundaries from Adam and some quick running between the wickets. Adam then fell to the young leg spinner Isaac, aiming for a big shot on the leg side for 18. Jamie then fell shortly after in similar fashion, despite being dropped off the same fielder and bowler for 34. Nic Corvi and Francois Piriou were the next pair with Nic hitting some sweetly timed boundaries. The score had moved onto 92 before Nic was bowled by Farnsworth for 18 and Francois followed, same bowler same dismissal for 4. Pradeep Singh, making his debut, came to the crease at number 7. Pradeep showed no sign of the potential pressure of coming with the score at slightly precarious position of 92-5 and started to accelerate the scoring with boundaries all-round the park. He was particularly brutal on Isaac, hitting 4 boundaries off his last over. Tamil Senthilkumar was unable to stay with him for long, being bowled for 2 (after someone on the sidelines (no names) had previously said that Tamil is good bat and should score some runs here). Akash Kapoor joined Pradeep and the two together put Horsley and Send to the sword, putting on a great (and potentially game changing) partnership of 56 in no time. Akash fell near the end after making a brilliant 26 off 21 balls. Pradeep fell shortly after for 60 and Sam Clutterbuck was the last man out for 4. TD had made a challenging 194 off 48.3 overs, giving Horsley and Send 47 overs to try and chase the target down.

TD opened the bowling with old ball, trying to put pressure on straight away with Tamil and Amrik Natt opening from each end. The plan nearly worked with an edge from Tamil’s third ball but no one was able to lay a hand on it. Another edge went through from Amrik as TD weren’t taking the early chances required. Horsley and Send made a positive start and the pressure was now being applied to TD and another couple of chances went begging and TD were in danger of undoing the good work they had done with the bat. The new ball was taken and Pradeep was given the chance to impress again and duly took the first wicket bowling the opener Mole with a yorker. Horsley and Send then accumulated to drinks leaving the game finely poised. After drinks, Angus tried to take a quick run to Amrik at mid-off and was run out to leave the score 87-2. Sam then had Kapadia caught well by Nic, then Tamil had Hernandez snaffled by St John in the gully. Now TD had their tails up and smelt a chance of victory. Sam then had Horstead LBW and Tamil followed with another LBW to leave Horsley and Send 113 for 6. The opposition captain, Stephen Isaac, showed his intentions early with some hard hitting and their scoring rate was starting to accelerate and he was supported ably by Tubman. TD needed another breakthrough and Pradeep was again the catalyst as he removed Tubman to leave TD with 3 wickets left to take the win. Tamil then took the all-important wicket of Isaac, with Terrington completing a smart stumping behind the wicket. Pradeep then had the last two batsmen LBW to bowl Horsely and Send out for 162 to complete the victory.

Pradeep was excellent on debut, 60 with the bat and 4-27 with the ball. Tamil bowled well at the end to finish with 3-52 and Sam chipping in with 2 wickets. It was a good victory for TD, taking 10 wickets is never an easy task in a timed game and the 20 points moved them up to second in the table.

Thames Ditton CC – 2nd XI


Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Jamie Pemberton ct Toby Hernandez b  Ben Isaac 34 4 0 83
2 Wesley Steyn b  Aron Tubman 0 0 0 3
3 St John Farley ct Mohammed Kapadia b  Zahid Kamraan 8 0 0 31
4 Adam Terrington ct Zahid Kamraan b  Ben Isaac 18 2 0 32
5 Nic Corvi b  Will Farnsworth 18 3 0 42
6 Francois Piriou b  Will Farnsworth 4 0 0 11
7 Pardeep Singh b  Zahid Kamraan 60 11 0 54
8 Tamil Senthilkumar b  Will Farnsworth 2 0 0 7
9 Akash Kapoor ct Will Farnsworth b  Aron Tubman 26 4 0 21
10 Sam Clutterbuck b  Will Farnsworth 4 0 0 5
11 Amrik Natt* not out 0 0 0 3
Extras       b (13), lb (3), w (3), nb (1) 20
Total 194
Wickets all out
Overs 48.3

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper


Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Aron Tubman 12.0 1 55 2 1 1
2 Will Farnsworth 10.3 2 34 4 0 0
3 Zahid Kamraan 14.0 2 30 2 0 0
4 Ben Isaac 12.0 1 59 2 2 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 16 0
Total 48.3 6 194 10 3 1

Horsley & Send CC – 2nd XI


Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Matt Mole b  Pardeep Singh 21 3 0 43
2 Toby Hernandez ct St John Farley b  Tamil Senthilkumar 38 4 0 87
3 Nigel Angus run out (Amrik Natt) 14 1 0 36
4 Mohammed Kapadia ct Nic Corvi b  Sam Clutterbuck 0 0 0 9
5 Harry Horstead lbw b  Sam Clutterbuck 0 0 0 5
6 Stephen Isaac* st Adam Terrington b  Tamil Senthilkumar 36 6 0 44
7 Will Farnsworth lbw b  Tamil Senthilkumar 7 1 0 13
8 Aron Tubman b  Pardeep Singh 15 2 0 18
9 Ben Isaac lbw b  Pardeep Singh 5 0 0 5
10 Zahid Kamraan lbw b  Pardeep Singh 2 0 0 7
11 Tony Mitchell not out 0 0 0 2
Extras       b (4), lb (3), w (15), nb (2) 24
Total 162
Wickets all out
Overs 44.3

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper


Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Tamil Senthilkumar 15.0 1 52 3 0 0
2 Amrik Natt 4.0 0 20 0 9 1
3 Pardeep Singh 12.3 4 27 4 0 0
4 Akash Kapoor 5.0 0 34 0 4 0
5 Sam Clutterbuck 8.0 1 22 2 2 1
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 7 1
Total 44.3 6 162 10 15 2

Match Officials

Scorers Robert Hernandez, Amrik Natt

Chessington CC – Saturday 4th XI Vs Thames Ditton CC – 3rd XI

Fixture Details

Type : Friendly Date : Saturday 3rd June 2017
Toss: Chessington CC – Saturday 4th XI won the toss and elected to bat Start Time:
Ground: Sir Francis Barker Ground Rules Type: Standard

Result Summary

Result:    Thames Ditton CC – 3rd XI – Won by 1 wicket
Chessington CC – Saturday 4th XI Thames Ditton CC – 3rd XI
Score 119 all out (36 overs) ‘b’ ‘t’ 120 for 9 (39 overs)

For many years your correspondent has been advocating the inclusion of youth in the 3rd XI, as ultimately, they will take the club forward and they make it a lot easier in the field and as the great American Philosopher, Whitney Houston, once said “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way”.

The cricketing weekend started on Friday lunchtime at HQ with a very pleasant day spent with some of the more Senior members of the club, being shown round the Long Room – where we halved the average age, meeting cricket royalty in the guise of Marcus Trescothick, going to a dodgy bar somewhere in London and entertaining the London Underground with various Tom Jones classics.  Wallace was clearly getting into character for the following day’s event by turning up as Bugsy Malone and using the journey back home to try and recruit a rather good looking blonde – who repeatedly informed him that she had a very large boyfriend and her Dad was picking her up from Surbiton station…. clearly this did not stop him trying!!

However, his recruitment strategy failed as we arrived within screaming distance of that great institution, Chessington World of Adventures, for a 40 over friendly against Chessington CC with 10 men.  Well I say men, however, someone had obviously taken my insistence on a youth policy a little too seriously as, what be a first for the club, we played a Senior club match with a team whose average age was about the same as Adrian Mole (well if you exclude your correspondent & Wallace!!).

Now at this point and due to the average age of the team I will start to drop in the odd Yoof slang so the report can be understood by the younger members of our team, for some of our older readers I have included an appendix to assist your understanding.  As it was a friendly it was agreed TDCC would bowl first which was Beast.

Opening the bowling was the junior Undertaker & Ollie Johns or OJ or juice as our increasingly gassy skipper, Wallace, decided to nickname him, he was the only one that found this funny, the rest of us felt he Rinsed it.  Lodgey bowled extremely well and removed the opener in his first over finishing with figures of 5-1-5-1 which was Mint.  OJ supported extremely well and only went for 15 runs in his 5 overs.

Next into the attack were Lukas Konhea-Mitchell and our youngest member of the team at 11, and the Chairman’s son Daniel Kennedy, between them they bowled 9 overs and only concede 20 runs with Dan picking up his first senior wicket.  Next was Kian Farr and the man with surely the longest name in the club, Ramakrishnan Vilathur Srinivasan, luckily, we know him as Ram.  Chessington needed to push on at this point so the scoring started to increase, however, Ram finished with a very well deserved 5 wickets which was Heavy, which is a good description of the next bowler to enter the attack, namely the Pieman who quickly mopped up the tail with 3 quick wickets off 4 overs.  Josh Pratasiak also rolled his arm over for 6 balls and only conceded 1 run.  So after 36 overs we had managed to dismiss a good Chessington team for just 119 in 36 overs, with 8 bowlers involved, a Sick performance where no one looked out of place.

After a very good tea and having taken in the Epsom Derby it was time to take chase down the total.  Lodgey and Josh strode out to the middle to face the Chessington opening bowlers, Smith & Legg, both these were quick and accurate and it wasn’t long until Josh was removed quickly followed by Keaton Bates, who earlier in the day had very generously offered to not to bowl so we could give Yoof a chance, a decision he probably now regrets as his day cost him £2.00/run!!!

Next to go was Ollie Johns who didn’t trouble the scorer, as did our super sub Pat Kennedy who took longer to pad up!!  So at 11-4 off 5 overs thing were looking Howling!!  Bugsy then got out his splurge gun and decided to sort things out with his favourite song’s lyrics ringing through his mind ‘We could have been anything that we wanted to be and it’s not too late to change, I’d be delighted to give it some thought maybe you’ll agree that we really ought two….three……four’ and so it was that the splurge gun starting firing……although only one shot.  The next 15 overs were survived which meant at drinks we were 56-4.  Another 5 overs passed and the score moved onto 74, maybe just maybe we could do this.

Bugsy’s gun ran out of splurge and he was dismissed for a very creditable 23, Ram then hit a quick fire 24…..Boom and Lodgey’s luck run out as he went for a fantastic 33.  This meant we were 106-8 off 32 overs or in other words we needed 14 off 8, which in theory was no problem.  Now at this point I think I need to Ah nam our 3rd XI skipper, Mr Jai Patel, who was clearly following the game and posted the following and I quote “Please tell me Jonesy isn’t on strike….”  Well luckily for Jai he wasn’t and unfortunately Lucas was dismissed.  This left us needing 13 off 7 overs with the Pieman & Kennedy Junior left to sort things out with Chessington’s best bowlers still having overs in the bag.  All of a sudden the Epsom Derby’s winner’s odds looked quite short….things were looking Hangin’.

After a few lusty blows from yours truly we needed 7 off 3, a couple more singles later and it was 5 to win off 2 overs.  Now at this point it should be the Senior player to advise the 11 year old what to do, but Daniel was having none of it as he told me what we needed to do, how to do it and not to be worried about the bowling!!!  Just a single off the penultimate over meant we needed 4 off the last with Dan facing, everyone held their breath but Dan calmly stroked the ball through slips for 4 runs to win the match which was Safa and no more than he deserved.

So a fantastic win and played in a great spirit.  A lot of credit must go to Chessington who ensured the bowling was appropriate for the age of the player.  However, every single member of our team did themselves proud and did not look out of place… was a super Sick day.


  • Ah nam, verb: to tell on someone. Uncertain derivation, has been used in street gangs and by teenagers since around 2005.
  • Bare, adverb: a lot of, very. “She’s got bare cats”
  • Beast, adjective: to describe something that’s really cool “You got me a new iPad? You beast!”
  • Boom, exclamation: a slogan of approval in inner-city London “I’ve just completed Candy Crush level 537… BOOM!”
  • Bum, verb: to enjoy something, “You absolutely bum Eastenders”
  • Fo sho, exclamation: urban version of yes, for sure, certainly “Are we still hanging out on Saturday?” “Fo sho!”
  • Hangin, adjective: ugly, most likely with an unattractive body and bad dress sense to boot “Did you see what he was wearing? He was hangin.”
  • Heavy, adjective: cool, interesting “Did you know that Kanye West is worth $120 million?” “Heavy!”
  • Howling, adjective: ugly
  • Mint, adjective: cool
  • Munter, adjective: ugly
  • Owned, verb: to be made a fool of, to be beaten by
  • Rinsed, verb: overused, used up, all gone
  • Safa, adjective: coolest of the cool, superlative version of safe
  • Sick, adjective: interesting, cool, never seen before. The more sick something is, the better. This usage originated with skaters and snowboarders

Chessington CC – Saturday 4th XI


Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 S Newson b  Oliver Lodge 1 0 0 0
2 Rahim Akram ct Kian Farr b  Daniel Kennedy 14 0 0 0
3 Mark Spiller ct Oliver Johns b  Ramakrishnan Vilathur Srinivasan 28 0 0 0
4 Jacob Stuart st Steve Wallace b  Ramakrishnan Vilathur Srinivasan 25 0 0 0
5 Louis Bishop b  Ramakrishnan Vilathur Srinivasan 5 0 0 0
6 C Williamson b  Ramakrishnan Vilathur Srinivasan 5 0 0 0
7 Sean Clancey b  Andy Jones 12 0 0 0
8 George Legg* ct Oliver Lodge b  Ramakrishnan Vilathur Srinivasan 16 0 0 0
9 Alex Smith b  Andy Jones 0 0 0 0
10 Daniel Garner b  Andy Jones 0 0 0 0
11 Harry Strange not out 0 0 0 0
Extras       b (2), lb (5), w (1), nb (5) 13
Total 119
Wickets all out
Overs 36

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper


Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Oliver Johns 5 0 15 0 0 0
2 Oliver Lodge 5 1 5 1 0 0
3 Lukas Konhea Mitchell 5 2 9 0 0 0
4 Daniel Kennedy 4 0 11 1 0 0
5 Kian Farr 5 0 29 0 0 0
6 Ramakrishnan Vilathur Srinivasan 7 1 26 5 0 0
7 Andy Jones 4 1 16 3 0 0
8 Josh Pratasiak 1 0 1 0 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 7 0
Total 36 5 119 10 0 0

Thames Ditton CC – 3rd XI


Name How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Balls
1 Oliver Lodge ct Jacob Stuart b  S Newson 33 4 0 0
2 Josh Pratasiak b  George Legg 0 0 0 0
3 Keaton Bates b  George Legg 5 1 0 0
4 Oliver Johns b  George Legg 0 0 0 0
5 Patrick Kennedy ct S Newson b  Alex Smith 0 0 0 0
6 Steve Wallace*† ct Rahim Akram b  S Newson 23 3 0 0
7 Ramakrishnan Vilathur Srinivasan b  S Newson 24 4 1 0
8 Kian Farr b  Alex Smith 0 0 0 0
9 Lukas Konhea Mitchell b  Alex Smith 0 0 0 0
10 Andy Jones not out 8 1 0 0
11 Daniel Kennedy not out 5 1 0 0
Extras       b (14), lb (4), w (2), nb (2) 22
Total 120
Wickets 9
Overs 39

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper


Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls
1 Alex Smith 7 2 14 3 0 0
2 George Legg 7 1 20 3 0 0
3 Louis Bishop 7 1 12 0 0 0
4 Harry Strange 8 1 27 0 0 0
5 S Newson 7 2 16 3 0 0
6 C Williamson 3 0 13 0 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 18 0
Total 39 7 120 9 0 0
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