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Ashtead CC - 1st XI
Cranleigh CC - 1st XI
Sat 11 Aug 12:00 - Surrey Championship - Premier Division - 1st XI Start time 12:00

Ashtead extend unbeaten run to 7 games

Ashtead claim another victory as they beat Cranleigh by 4 runs using the DLS Method.

The unbeaten run continues in the rain. Ashtead extended their run of games drawn or won to 7 as they beat Cranleigh by 4 runs, using the DLS Method, in Round 15 of the 2018 Surrey Championship Premier Division.


Ashtead won the toss and elected to field, a wise choice given the dampness of the outfield, the threat of rain later in the day and the confidence of the hosts. The game was delayed, due to the condition of the outfield, and eventually began at 1:30pm. 42 overs would be the distance.

The early confidence for the Stags was quickly dissipated, as the Cranleigh top order made the early going. Seren Waters, the former Kenyan international, and skipper Jack Scriven made the early going with no response from the Ashtead attack. The early wicket of Scriven, for 36 runs off just 20 balls, failed to stop the charge as Lewis Bedford entered the fray. At drinks after 21 overs, Cranleigh were 131-1 and cruising.

11 overs later, and with the score at 198-1, Ashtead were facing down a probably huge total. But, as we all know, cricket can change dramatically in just a few overs. Sam Homes was the first to strike, removing Bedford for 54. The next over, from Tom Homes, claimed Waters for 107 and Bruno Broughton for a duck. Sam Homes got his second wicket in the 35th over, and Tom then got his third in the 36th. 4 overs of carnage for the visitors saw 198-1 become 214-6.

With all the momentum drying up, a small fightback from George Ealham propelled the visitors towards a more defendable target, with some assistance from the middle order. With John Vaughan-Davies returning to claim two late wickets, Cranleigh finished on 247-8 off their 42. A stiff test for the batsmen to chase down.


The partnership of Michael Sanderson and David White, which put on 134 at Sunbury last week, struck again at Woodfield Lane as the Cranleigh attack could find no answer. Sanderson set the tone in the early overs, pillaging the fast bowling and remaining circumspect when the slower bowlers came on. White was also on the offensive, and together the milestones tumbled. 50 partnership, 100 partnership, 50 for White off 52, then 50 for Sanderson off 59.

Sanderson finally fell in the over after drinks, having contributed 62 himself and 129 in partnership with White. With the rain threatening, the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern calculations began to take more importance, and with Ashtead still comfortably in front, White and Guy Harper soaked up some pressure. Harper, unfortunately, was dismissed for just 9, but Conor Young took up the mantle and began to score more freely.

The second wicket made the chase a much tighter affair, remaining ahead of the ‘par score’ by just 4 or 5 runs each over. As the end of the match neared, the rain closed in, and the lead became even smaller. When the players were forced off the field just before 7, the Stags required 41 from 27 balls remaining – but, crucially, were 4 runs ahead on DLS. No further play was possible. 20 points to the Stags. White finished on an impressive 94 not out, having now scored 342 runs in his last three innings.


That victory puts Ashtead in a year-long high position of 4th in the table, with a tilt at 3rd place still possible by season end. Next week sees Normandy visit Woodfield Lane for the Stags’ final home game of the 2018 campaign. Normandy currently sit in the relegation zone, and recent history does not favour the visitors either. Ashtead beat Normandy by 7 runs in the timed fixture in 2018, and last year’s 50 over match saw a 29-run win for the Stags. Let’s see if the 7-game streak came become 8. Join us then.

Scorecard

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

Cranleigh CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Seren Waters
ct. S Homes, b. T Homes
109
122
16
0
89.3
Jack Scriven
ct. S Homes, b. H Patel
36
20
4
2
180.0
Lewis Bedford
b. S Homes
54
57
4
1
94.7
Marcus Atallah
st. H Storey, b. T Homes
5
5
0
0
100.0
Bruno Broughton
b. T Homes
0
2
0
0
0.0
Callum Kent
lb. S Homes
3
4
0
0
75.0
George Ealham
b. J Vaughan-Davies
18
19
2
0
94.7
Ed Tristem
ct. C Young, b. J Vaughan-Davies
1
9
0
0
11.1
William Rollings
Not Out
7
11
0
0
63.6
Jamie Thompson
Not Out
6
3
0
0
200.0
Max Bell
 
 
Extras
5w, 2lb, 1nb
8
Total
for 8 wickets 42 overs
247

Ashtead CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Harshil Patel
8
1
46
1
5.8
Damian Shirazi
3
0
30
0
10.0
John Vaughan-Davies
8
0
48
2
6.0
1nb, 1w
Tom Homes
9
0
44
3
4.9
4w
Tom Deighton
6
0
35
0
5.8
Sam Homes
8
1
42
2
5.3

Ashtead CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Michael Sanderson
ct. S Waters, b. J Scriven
62
71
11
0
87.3
David White
Not Out
94
102
9
2
92.2
Guy Harper
ct. W Rollings, b. J Scriven
9
19
0
0
47.4
Conor Young
Not Out
30
35
3
1
85.7
Damian Shirazi
 
 
Sam Homes
 
 
Hayden Storey
 
 
Tom Homes
 
 
Harshil Patel
 
 
John Vaughan-Davies
 
 
Tom Deighton
 
 
Extras
5w, 4b, 2lb, 1nb
12
Total
for 2 wickets 37.3 overs
207

Cranleigh CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
William Rollings
5.3
0
39
0
7.8
3w
Max Bell
2
0
13
0
6.5
1w
George Ealham
5
0
20
0
4.0
Jamie Thompson
5
0
32
0
6.4
1w
Jack Scriven
9
0
45
2
5.0
Marcus Atallah
9
1
34
0
3.8
1nb
Seren Waters
2
0
18
0
9.0

Team selection

Cranleigh CC - 1st XI
  • 1. Seren Waters
  • 2. Jack Scriven
  • 3. Lewis Bedford
  • 4. Marcus Atallah
  • 5. Bruno Broughton
  • 6. Callum Kent
  • 7. George Ealham
  • 8. Ed Tristem
  • 9. Will Rollings
  • 10. Jamie Thompson
  • 11. Max Bell

League round up

Other Premier Division - 1st XI results

Normandy CC - 1st XI
226/5
225/7
Wimbledon CC - 1st XI
Sutton CC, Surrey - 1st XI
163/6
159
Weybridge CC - 1st XI
136
249/7
East Molesey CC - 1st XI
Banstead CC - 1st XI
136/7
132
Sunbury CC - 1st XI

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# Team Pts
1. Weybridge CC - 1st XI 301
2. Reigate Priory CC - 1st XI 282
3. Ashtead CC - 1st XI 222
4. Wimbledon CC - 1st XI 214
5. Banstead CC - 1st XI 203
6. Sunbury CC - 1st XI 194
7. Sutton CC, Surrey - 1st XI 173

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