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Reigate Priory CC - 1st XI
Esher CC - 1st XI
Sat 1 Jun 12:00 - Surrey Championship - Premier Division - 1st XI Start time 12:00

Richie Leads Llamas Home

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Llamas stay top despite wobble

On Derby Day at a roasting Park Lane, bookies’ favourites Reigate Priory maintained their season’s unbeaten record in defeating newly promoted Esher. Set to chase a modest 153 in their 50 overs, Priory lost early wickets and found themselves at a semi-precarious 77-5 before old stagers Andy Delmont and skipper Richie Oliver, at a canter rather than a gallop, calmed any jitters in the home dressing room. Delmont reached a dogged half-century before falling at the last hurdle, leaving it to Oliver to carry his side past the winning post.

Earlier, Esher’s Malcolm Lake and Mark Hopkinson, impressed with a run-a-ball 50 opening stand before Reece Topley stepped in to put a brake on proceedings. The tall left arm seamer, together with veteran Will Hodson, who by now had discovered his length and line, began to make inroads, picking up a couple of wickets each. The innings’ momentum was lost - an ideal scenario for spin twins Michael Munday and Luke Beaven to exert further pressure and induce errors. Munday was the one to benefit this week as he picked up three wickets. The Llamas were looking lively in the field - Sam Hall pulled off a couple of smart stumpings and two direct hit run outs, courtesy of Chris Murtagh and a swallow diving Oliver, put a gloss on proceedings.

A final score of 152 had seemed some way below par, but Priory made heavy weather of the chase. Hall departed early to a spectacular slip catch by Malcom Lake, Murtagh, in his eagerness to get things moving, found himself mid pitch on his backside in attempting a third run, while Bradley Scriven, Jake Lehmann and Angus Dahl all fell relatively cheaply. Esher bowled tidily but never had quite enough runs to play with. Toward the end, Delmont and Oliver began to open their shoulders, the latter keen to show off an array of sweeps as demonstrated in his recent club masterclasses.

1s vs Esher 01.06.2019 - Dom Murtagh
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Next Saturday sees the start of the 120-over games with a home match against Guildford, starting at 11.00. Let’s see if the table-topping Llamas can maintain their early season form in the longer games to come.

Videos and photos

1s vs Esher 01.06.2019 - Dom Murtagh
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Scorecard

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

Esher CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Malcolm Lake
ct. J Lehmann, b. W Hodson
29
47
4
0
61.7
Mark Hopkinson
ct. S Hall, b. R Topley
24
25
5
0
96.0
William Edwards
lb. R Topley
6
17
1
0
35.3
Archie Stroud
ct. S Hall, b. W Hodson
7
15
1
0
46.7
Alex Martin
b. M Munday
8
13
1
0
61.5
Tom Burnap
st. S Hall, b. M Munday
11
38
2
0
28.9
Nathan Roberts
ct. W Hodson, b. M Munday
20
38
2
1
52.6
Nicholas Winder
ro. R Oliver
16
26
1
0
61.5
Ben Collins
Not Out
11
46
0
0
23.9
Johnny Wright
ro. C Murtagh
0
7
0
0
0.0
Khurram Irshad
ct. C Murtagh, b. A Dahl
1
14
0
0
7.1
Extras
6w, 11lb, 2nb
19
Total
for 10 wickets 47.2 overs
152

Reigate Priory CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Andrew Delmont
4
0
21
0
5.3
2w
William Hodson
10
2
28
2
2.8
1w
Reece Topley
9
2
30
2
3.3
2w
Michael Munday
10
3
20
3
2.0
1w
Luke Beaven
7
1
19
0
2.7
Angus Dahl
7.2
0
23
1
3.3
2nb

Reigate Priory CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Sam Hall
ct. M Lake, b. K Irshad
2
4
0
0
50.0
Bradley Scriven
ct. W Edwards, b. M Lake
12
34
1
0
35.3
Christopher Murtagh
ro. B Collins
2
9
0
0
22.2
Andrew Delmont
ct. W Edwards, b. K Irshad
50
99
3
0
50.5
Jake Lehmann
ct. M Lake, b. N Winder
8
23
1
0
34.8
Angus Dahl
ct. B Collins, b. B Collins
12
14
2
0
85.7
Richard Oliver
Not Out
40
55
5
0
72.7
Luke Beaven
Not Out
0
0
0
0
 
Michael Munday
Did Not Bat
 
William Hodson
Did Not Bat
 
Reece Topley
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
16w, 11lb
27
Total
for 6 wickets 39.4 overs
153

Esher CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Khurram Irshad
10
3
17
2
1.7
Johnny Wright
10
2
26
0
2.6
4w
Malcolm Lake
3
0
14
1
4.7
4w
Nicholas Winder
7
0
49
1
7.0
2w
Ben Collins
9.4
1
36
1
4.0
1w

Team selection

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League round up

Other Premier Division - 1st XI results

Weybridge CC - 1st XI
182/2
187
Sutton CC, Surrey - 1st XI
212/9
328/6
Banstead CC - 1st XI
Wimbledon CC - 1st XI
278/5
158
Sunbury CC - 1st XI
123
124/3
East Molesey CC - 1st XI

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2. East Molesey CC 186
3. Wimbledon CC 146
4. Banstead CC 134
5. Weybridge CC 117
6. Ashtead CC 97
7. Sunbury CC 72

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