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Leatherhead CC - 1st XI
Walton on Thames CC - 1st XI
Sat 1 Jun 12:00 - Surrey Championship - Division 1 - 1st XI Start time 12:00

1s Struggle on Hot Day at Leatherhead

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Swans struggle with the bat but Singh and Monk add respectability to the scorecard

The film Jaws 2 was launched with the strap line of “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water”. A week after the trauma of the Valley End game I thought I could face the prospect of another Walton 1st XI game, after all I like watching cricket.

Things started well. Dan Roberts won the toss and elected to bat on a very hot day with a very flat looking wicket – what could go wrong? For four overs things went really well with scoring at six an over. Losing the first wicket at 28 was not too bad but wickets then fell all too quickly at 36, 53, 58, 77, 77, 79 and arriving at 82 for 8 in the 29th over. Resistance then stiffened led by Amandeep Singh (36*) aided by Ben Monk (20) allowing Walton to reach a final total of 130 all out.

It should be stressed that there was some first class bowling from Leatherhead with the left arm spinner Adam Dyson returning figures of 10 overs, five maidens, 3 wickets for 7 runs and the opener Andrew Barker taking 4 for 27. Great bowling but the pitch wasn’t exactly a nest of vipers and 130 was well below a par score.

Walton approached the task positively and put pressure on the Leatherhead batsmen reducing them to 67 for 4 after 15 overs. To win Walton had to take wickets, but plain old sensible batting from Leatherhead meant they accumulated the required runs steadily until deciding to finish with a flurry of boundaries, completing the job in just under 30 overs. Ben Monk did his best to emulate the Leatherhead spinner ending with figures of 3 for 23 off 9.2 overs.

This game was somewhat depressing because Leatherhead were in the driving seat from very early in the first innings. Walton spent most of the game trying to find a way back into the game but it never really looked like happening. All in all not a good day at the office.

Scorecard

Walton on Thames CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat

Walton on Thames CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jamie Mann
b. A Baker
11
36
1
0
30.6
Dan Roberts
lb. A Baker
19
16
3
0
118.8
Harrison Perry
b. A Baker
5
14
1
0
35.7
James Madoc-Jones
b. A Baker
12
16
3
0
75.0
Amandeep Singh
 
36
73
1
0
49.3
Matt Harris
b. A Dyson
14
37
3
0
37.8
Matthew Nichols
b. A Dyson
0
2
0
0
0.0
George Cates
lb. A Dyson
1
8
0
0
12.5
Jamie Aldridge
b. M Dawes
0
3
0
0
0.0
Ben Monk
ct. J Walker, b. M Farrant
18
37
2
0
48.6
Jack Dominy
b. M Wakefield
4
8
0
0
50.0
Extras
4w, 1b, 5lb
10
Total
for 10 wickets 41.4 overs
130

Leatherhead CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Andrew Baker
10
2
27
4
2.7
Mark Farrant
5
0
38
1
7.6
4w
James Grady
5
1
8
0
1.6
Adam Dyson
10
5
7
3
0.7
Marcus Dawes
9
2
34
1
3.8
Michael Wakefield
2.4
0
10
1
5.0

Leatherhead CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Joel Walker
b. M Nichols
4
6
1
0
66.7
Jonathan Tribe
 
52
84
9
0
61.9
Mike Nicol
ct. A Singh, b. B Monk
20
15
5
0
133.3
James Grady
b. B Monk
6
17
1
0
35.3
Adam Dyson
lb. B Monk
4
11
1
0
36.4
Michael Wakefield
 
34
38
6
0
89.5
Matthew Baker
Did Not Bat
 
Marcus Dawes
Did Not Bat
 
Andrew Baker
Did Not Bat
 
Simon Roberts
Did Not Bat
 
Mark Farrant
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
8w, 5lb, 1nb
14
Total
for 4 wickets 28.2 overs
134

Walton on Thames CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Matthew Nichols
3
0
25
1
8.3
1nb
Jamie Aldridge
2
0
15
0
7.5
1w
Jack Dominy
7
1
36
0
5.1
2w
Ben Monk
9.2
4
23
3
2.6
1w
Harrison Perry
5
2
15
0
3.0
Dan Roberts
2
0
15
0
7.5

Team selection

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209/1
203/8
Chessington CC - Saturday 1st XI
Valley End CC - 1st XI
224/4
223/6
Beddington CC - 1st XI
Malden Wanderers CC - 1st XI
222/7
224/8
Spencer CC, Surrey - 1st XI

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5. Valley End CC 188
6. Malden Wanderers CC 177
7. Beddington CC 157
8. Spencer CC, Surrey 145
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10. Chessington CC 64

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