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Ashtead CC - 1st XI
Reigate Priory CC - 1st XI
Sat 11 May 12:00 - Surrey Championship - Premier Division - 1st XI Start time 12:00

Reigate take the points in Round 1 encounter

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Ashtead succumbed to perennial front-runners Reigate Priory in a 63 run defeat at Woodfield Lane

Back with a tough one. Ashtead fell short by 63 runs at home against Reigate Priory in Round 1 of the 2018 Surrey Championship Premier League.

Ashtead won their first toss of the campaign and elected to field first on a day that looked to have heavy showers at regular intervals. Sam Hall, opening for Priory, immediately went on the offensive, dispatching the first dix of the game in the second over. His partner, Bradley Scriven, was rather more circumspect in the early overs and paid for it with his wicket, caught behind for just 4. Rain stopped play in the 9th over, with the score 34-1.

When the rain abated, the visitors pushed on with Hall and Andrew Delmont continuing to score well. The loss of Hall, caught in the deep for 59 off just 54 balls, cooled the charge somewhat. Wickets for Aravinthan and Deighton in the next few overs saw a period of accumulation. Drinks came after 30 overs, with the score on 157-4. The platform had been set.

And they took full advantage. Despite some tidying bowling from Deighton, the runs continued to flow and by 40 overs, 201-4 looked inviting for a serious attack at a large total. And while the runs came, the wickets did as well, with more scalps for Tom Homes, Sam Homes and Prince Singh in the closing moments. 273-7, however, looked a very good score. Fielding accolades to Tom Laudy for a pair of excellent catches in the deep, and for an outstanding game from Hayden Storey, with two catches, two stumpings and a clinical 1-stump run out.

The chase faced an immediate setback when Storey was bowled for 1, and the early overs were quiet. Nevertheless, Laudy, and returning overseas captain David White, accumulated slowly until the 14th over, when the boundaries began to flow from White’s bat. Laudy fell at this stage, but Aravinthan steadied the ship with him.

White got into full flow, and all too sudden, the half century was up, off just 45 balls. By drinks after 26 overs, the Stags had re-established a platform at 110-2.

The game needed an injection of runs, and White sought to continue his barrage of boundaries. The spinners, however, were bowling well and when the breakthrough came, Harri stumped for 18, the floodgates opened. Matt Munday took a wicket in each of his last four overs to reduce the hosts from 134-3 to 168-6. White was still there, now having reached his century off 86 balls, but the game looked tough from there.

The crucial wicket would always be White, and when he departed for 126 in the 43rd over, the game was all but over. Two wickets from a resurgent Luke Beaven and a final flurry from Angus Dahl brought the innings to an early end, 3 and a bit overs still in the tank and 63 runs to find.

This result sees Ashtead claim 5 points for their efforts, enough to see them top of the sides who came second – 6th place in the table.

Next week sees Ashtead travel to Sunbury for the next of the opening set of 50 over matches. Last year saw Sunbury finish 6th in the league table, despite an early flourish. Ashtead claimed an easy victory in last year’s limited overs encounter, bowling out the hosts for 179 and then chasing them for the loss of just 2 wickets. The Stags will be hoping for a similar result. Join us then.

Scorecard

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

Reigate Priory CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Sam Hall
ct. T Laudy, b. T Homes
59
54
4
4
109.3
Bradley Scriven
ct. H Storey, b. J Vaughan-Davies
4
16
0
0
25.0
Andrew Delmont
st. H Storey, b. H Aravinthan
24
48
2
0
50.0
Michael Burgess
ct. H Storey, b. T Deighton
26
17
3
1
152.9
Angus Dahl
ro. H Storey
39
64
0
2
60.9
Richard Oliver
ct. T Laudy, b. P Singh
74
74
6
2
100.0
Christopher Murtagh
st. H Storey, b. S Homes
5
11
0
0
45.5
Richard Stevens
Not Out
24
15
3
0
160.0
Luke Beaven
Not Out
2
1
0
0
200.0
Michael Munday
Did Not Bat
 
Matt Hutcheon
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
8w, 8lb
16
Total
for 7 wickets 50 overs
273

Ashtead CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Prince Singh
10
2
61
1
6.1
1w
John Vaughan-Davies
6
0
33
1
5.5
1w
Harri Aravinthan
8
0
56
1
7.0
2w
Tom Homes
10
0
47
1
4.7
2w
Tom Deighton
10
0
33
1
3.3
1w
Sam Homes
6
0
35
1
5.8
1w

Ashtead CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Laudy
ct. S Hall, b. R Stevens
21
56
2
0
37.5
Hayden Storey
b. L Beaven
1
12
0
0
8.3
David White
ct. M Hutcheon, b. R Stevens
126
102
9
8
123.5
Harri Aravinthan
st. S Hall, b. M Munday
18
50
1
0
36.0
Sam Homes
st. S Hall, b. M Munday
1
8
0
0
12.5
Tom Homes
ct. S Hall, b. M Munday
6
8
1
0
75.0
Prince Singh
ct. M Hutcheon, b. M Munday
3
9
0
0
33.3
Ragu Aravinthan
ct. R Stevens, b. A Dahl
9
21
1
0
42.9
John Vaughan-Davies
b. L Beaven
3
9
0
0
33.3
Michael Sanderson
st. S Hall, b. L Beaven
0
4
0
0
0.0
Tom Deighton
Not Out
2
2
0
0
100.0
Extras
12w, 4b, 3lb, 1nb
20
Total
for 10 wickets 46.4 overs
210

Reigate Priory CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Luke Beaven
8
1
20
3
2.5
1w
Andrew Delmont
7
2
28
0
4.0
1w
Richard Stevens
9
0
60
2
6.7
1nb, 4w
Matt Hutcheon
5
1
18
0
3.6
1w
Michael Munday
10
2
38
4
3.8
Angus Dahl
7.4
0
39
1
5.6

Team selection

League round up

Other Premier Division - 1st XI results

Weybridge CC - 1st XI
81/2
80
Sunbury CC - 1st XI
Banstead CC - 1st XI
177/8
55
Wimbledon CC - 1st XI
158
206
Sutton CC, Surrey - 1st XI
East Molesey CC - 1st XI
218
138
Esher CC - 1st XI

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# Team Pts
4. Wimbledon CC 72
5. Weybridge CC 56
6. Sutton CC, Surrey 52
7. Sunbury CC 49
8. Ashtead CC 42
9. Esher CC 42
10. Guildford CC 37

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