Tommy Chisman won his first toss and put Hampton Hill into bat. Will Phillips and Conor Myers picked up where they left off last week by threatening regularly and making runs hard to come by. Phillips should have got the first wicket but Andy Halliday dropped a loopy dolly diving forward in the gully. Myers did get the breakthrough and another couple of wickets: one bowled, one caught behind by Freddie Edwards, and one LBW. Hampton were struggling on 24 for 3 when the opening bowlers had a rest - Willips unlucky with 7 overs, 0 for 10, Myers getting 3 for 14 off 8 overs.
There was no let up for Hampton Hill as Dave Young and Travis Blood came into the attack, both threatening: DY with a testing line and length; Trav with pace and control. Several Hampton batsmen looked assured but they lost wickets regularly. Travis bowled 2 batsmen but it was DY who impressed most. He mopped up and finished with 5 wickets for 20 runs off 10.3 overs. Tommy C took 2 great catches, DY showed Gina how to take catches off your own bowling, and Dale Godfrey took one. Trav dropped a dolly at mid on and Peter Horton nearly took a one-handed worldie at midwicket, but didn’t. Hampton Hill all out for 74 in 34.3 overs.
Dorking struggled in their run chase and made 75 look more like 175. But Hampton had 2 good opening seam bowlers and 2 good spinners. They were vocal and lively in the field, and runs were hard to come by. Experienced opening pair G Cox and P Horton both fell cheaply for 8 a piece; T Brewster chipped in with 6 runs before holing out unluckily. It was down to skipper Tommy Chisman to get Dorking up towards the target. He batted patiently with a few crisp 4s and he even got Halliday to run his first ever 3. Chisman eventually fell LBW for 34 - which felt like a very good 50 in the circumstances - 11 runs short of the target. Freddie Edwards joined Hallas and the two of them rowed Dorking home, Freddie finishing on 6 not out and Hallas finishing with an assured and vital 10 not out. #Supercocks.
Updated 10:43 - 3 Jun 2018 by Toby Blood