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Camberley CC - Sat 1st XI
Walton on Thames CC - 1st XI
Sat 22 Jun 11:00 - Surrey Championship - Division 1 - 1st XI Start time 11:00

Late-Order Resistance Can't Rescue 1s from Another Defeat

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It's Deja Vu all over again for Dan Roberts and Co. as Councillor the Scorer reports from Camberley

I thought about just providing the match report from last week as the course of this game was so similar, but that was a copy of the week before. The script is a bit like a badly written novel. A team full of hope arrives at the ground. The cruel gods of fate slap them in the face by denying our heroes a chance to bowl first on a green one based solely on the toss of a coin. The story then goes down-hill ending with the team dejectedly drowning their sorrows in a strange bar with no points for consolation.

The script is now too familiar. A hopeful first few overs then a few quick wickets, followed by a tentative revival which is then snuffed out by a cruel act of fate, possibly a bad decision or an unplayable ball. Then some rather more adhesive batting from the tail to produce a total, but one which is well short of par. This week seven batsmen reached double figures, but only one, Will Arkell, got beyond 20, finishing with 35. There was the now expected cameo from Jamie Aldridge (18 from 19 balls) before the innings ended on 145 all out after 54 overs.

A special mention to the standard of catering at Camberley for both lunch and tea – absolutely outstanding. Even the quiche had flavour, something I thought was impossible.

The bowling also went pretty much to script. Some decent early overs, rewarded by a wicket. Then some steady batting progress with a few expensive overs thrown in for good measure. There is a change of bowling, but despite keeping the run rate down the score just keeps on going up. Then a dramatic moment which brings renewed hope, this week it was two wickets in two balls for Rory Annandale – one bowled and one LBW. The score was then 80 for 3 after 21 overs.

Unfortunately the Camberley number 5 was in no mood to give Walton a look in and promptly hit 53 off just 43 balls to finish the match after 33 overs. Even Dan Roberts, on his birthday, could not snare a batsman in his usual web of confusion.

So another week of losing the toss, batting first and then losing the game. In the last three weeks the toss has had a huge effect, maybe not on the result, but at the very least on the metrics of the match. With three consecutive low scores to get, the opposition have been confident when it was their turn to bat and Walton were under pressure from the first ball they bowled.

Several of the batsmen need to find form at the same time. Next week would be a good time to do this. Who are we playing? Oh, it’s the unbeaten Normandy team who have been wiping the floor with everyone this season. No problem then.

Scorecard

Camberley CC - Sat 1st XI won the toss and elected to field

Walton on Thames CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jamie Mann
b. T McGeer
4
11
0
0
36.4
Dan Roberts
lb. M Simon
9
17
0
0
52.9
Harrison Perry
lb. T McGeer
0
6
0
0
0.0
Will Arkell
b. K Philander
35
30
5
0
116.7
James Madoc-Jones
ct. J Crosthwaite, b. K Philander
10
44
2
0
22.7
Matt Harris
b. M Simon
2
11
0
0
18.2
Matthew Nichols
lb. E Green
10
51
0
0
19.6
Ben Monk
b. S Holmes
12
35
1
0
34.3
Rory Annandale
ct. J Crosthwaite, b. T McGeer
19
58
1
0
32.8
Jamie Aldridge
b. E Green
18
19
3
0
94.7
Jack Dominy
Not Out
15
40
1
0
37.5
Extras
3w, 6b, 1lb, 1nb
11
Total
for 10 wickets 53.3 overs
145

Camberley CC - Sat 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Morlon Simon
10
2
34
2
3.4
1w
Trevor McGeer
10.3
1
29
3
2.9
1nb, 1w
Kyle Philander
6
1
17
2
2.8
1w
Sam Holmes
12
4
16
1
1.3
Elliot Green
15
0
42
2
2.8

Camberley CC - Sat 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Todd Hutcheson
Not Out
43
91
7
0
47.3
Trevor McGeer
ct. R Annandale, b. M Nichols
4
23
1
0
17.4
Tade Carmichael
b. R Annandale
38
43
5
1
88.4
James Crosthwaite
lb. R Annandale
0
1
0
0
0.0
Max Shoveller
Not Out
53
43
11
0
123.3
Glenn Taylor
Did Not Bat
 
Dominic Peter
Did Not Bat
 
Kyle Philander
Did Not Bat
 
Morlon Simon
Did Not Bat
 
Elliot Green
Did Not Bat
 
Sam Holmes
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
1w, 4b, 1lb, 4nb
10
Total
for 3 wickets 32.5 overs
148

Walton on Thames CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Matthew Nichols
7
0
35
1
5.0
2nb
Jamie Aldridge
7
2
18
0
2.6
1w
Rory Annandale
6
0
32
2
5.3
Ben Monk
8
2
21
0
2.6
Jack Dominy
3.5
0
26
0
8.7
1nb
Dan Roberts
1
0
11
0
11.0
1nb

Team selection

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League round up

Other Division 1 - 1st XI results

Malden Wanderers CC - 1st XI
147
148/3
Normandy CC - 1st XI
Spencer CC, Surrey - 1st XI
202
205/4
Valley End CC - 1st XI
Chessington CC - Saturday 1st XI
65
67/3
Beddington CC - 1st XI

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5. Leatherhead CC 119
6. Beddington CC 112
7. Valley End CC 111
8. Spencer CC, Surrey 109
9. Walton on Thames CC 79
10. Chessington CC 49

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