Welcome to the season

As I sit here, on March 12th, in my office on Thames Ditton High Street, watching the rain lash down, I could be forgiven for thinking that the cricket season may never arrive. April 13th. April 13th. April 13th. That’s the date that is very much forefront in my mind, that is of course the …

1st XI Report 2018

Pre-Season It is safe to say that the list of players that I inherited at the end of the 2016 season and the list that I had the start of training in the winter could have been more different. Sadly, we lost Prabhakar and Felix back to various parts of the world, Ben Park would …

2nd XI Report 2018

2018 saw Thames Ditton’s 2nd XI return to the big time of the Surrey Championship, and the aim for this year following last season’s promotion heroics was to be consolidation. Despite a shaky start this was achieved, again under the committed and passionate captaincy of Amrik Natt. After a rain affected pre-season, the season got …

3rd XI Report 2018

It was a fairly tough year for the 3rd X1 with an extremely competitive league and some very strong teams. Despite fielding consistently strong X1’s we only managed two victories. This is obviously disappointing so we’ll completely ignore it and talk about the positives. We had the emergence of some very talented youth players.  The …

4th XI Report 2018

It says a lot about the strength of a club when the 4th XI had 49 players represent it from ages 10-110, or however old Cassie is these days!!  As an experiment this was a huge success, having the best win percentage (76.47% if you are interested), of any Senior team in the club!!!  So …

Sunday XI Report 2018

Here we find our ourselves at the end of another season, and first of all I’d like to thank everyone who gave up their Sundays to help out.  Players, umpires, tea ladies and gents, spouses, partners and family members  – it says a lot for the club in its current state, and I am proud …