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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

Llamas off to winning start at Ashtead

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Opening day win for the Llamas

Reigate Priory’s bus trip home on Saturday was a good one as they got their 2019 Surrey Championship campaign of to a victorious start against Ashtead, despite a hard hitting 126 from Ashtead skipper David White.

Having lost the toss Richie Oliver’s team were asked to bat first in fairly damp conditions. Sam Hall got into his work early, and continued where he left off at the end of last season, playing positively and taking advantage of some of the short boundaries at Woodfield Lane. The experienced opening bowler John Vaughan-Davies had Bradley Scriven caught behind for just 4, claiming the first wicket of the season.

The Englishman, Andrew Delmont joined Hall at the crease and the pair had put on 62 before Delmont fell over and was well stumped by Hayden Storey for a patient 24 leaving the score on 86/2. Sussex batsman Michael Burgess joined Hall and looked in good touch from the off striking the ball cleaning with three 4’s and a towering six over mid-wicket.

Two quick wickets (Hall 59 & Burgess 26) meant Reigate were 127/4 with the game in the balance. However, a well-crafted partnership of 89 from Angus Dahl (39) and skipper Oliver put the llamas back in charge of the match. Oliver top scored for the visitors with 74 at a run a ball, batting in the unfamiliar position of number 6, with shots all-round the wicket. A late cameo from Richard Stevens (24 from 15 balls) enabled the visitors to post a competitive 273/7 from their allotted 50 overs.

In reply Oliver tuned to spin straight away in the form of the ever reliable Luke Beaven. This decision proved the right one, as Beaven had Storey bowled for just 1, and with Andy Delmont bowling tight overs at the other end, very quickly the rate got above 6 an over. However, Ashtead’s skipper had ideas of turning the game o n its head and started to attack. In a compelling half hour of cricket, his bat speed increased leading to fours, sixes, and some pretty comical dropped catches from the away team in the deep. Alongside Harri Aravinthan, Ashtead had reached 122/2 at the half way stage, and the home fans started to believe a victory was possible.

Reigate needed a breakthrough, and it came through Phil Munday’s leg spin. He had Arivinthan, the former Priory colt, stumped for 18 which led to another 3 quick wickets for the former Somerset leg spinner. However, White was still going strong and in between dismissals, the South African was finding the boundary at ease, and brought up a well-deserved century off just 88 balls including 6 sixes.

The defining moment in the match came when White, on 126, mistimed a pull shot off Stevens and was well caught in the deep by Matthew Hutcheon playing in his first match for the first XI. Wickets then tumbled and Ashtead were all out for 210 leaving them 63 short of Priory’s target. Beaven 3/20, and Munday 4/38 were the pick of the Priory bowlers.

Next week the llamas play their first home game of the season with Banstead the visitors who also had a winning start in round 1. A 12pm start with entrance free for all spectators.

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

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206
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# Team Pts
1. Reigate Priory CC 152
2. East Molesey CC 135
3. Wimbledon CC 96
4. Weybridge CC 80
5. Banstead CC 78
6. Sutton CC, Surrey 58
7. Sunbury CC 49

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