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Reigate Priory CC - 2nd XI
Spencer CC, Surrey - 2nd XI
Sat 11 Aug 12:00 - Surrey Championship - Premier Division - 2nd XI Start time 12:00

Irving knock helps 2s survive Tye captaincy debut

By Will Irving

Bravery comes in many forms at Reigate Priory cricket club-whether it is Brickers declaring early in the hope for rain, Matt Packham challenging the politics of the club with JB, or even Fraser Macdonald trying to rugby tackle Phil Davis in the clubhouse, nothing will compare with the decision made Saturday to make Henry Tye captain. This brave decision came from Ali Raja, who was no doubt nervous at this choice as it may impact on his agreement to “play twice a season and still captain” contract negotiated with the club, but it without doubt paid off.
After consulting everyone bar the wicketkeeper of the side on what to do if we won the toss, Henry quickly announced that we were batting first on a tough green wicket. Wise words followed from the skipper, “if you do try and hit it, make sure you don’t miss”, before leading by example and snicking off to first slip shoulder height, not before of course challenging the fielder to whether he had caught it or not. Quick wickets followed which brought Irving to the crease. Taking guard, he was driven to make sure he was going to attack any signs of West Indian fast bowling and did so by cracking a few through the covers whilst also playing some very delicate shots behind square, which was commented on loudly by the opposing player. On Saturday however, he scored 71 with some useful contributions from Leck, Coyle and Tiley to help the score to above 180- more than par on an uncovered wicket.
Out we came to field with Tye leading the troops by example, abusing their opening batters haircut and screaming at debutant Oli Simms for misfielding, keeping us on our toes. Some good bowling from Hutch, Simms and Tiley kept Spencer needing a big chase before an astonishing spell from Oli Thilo, bowling with great pace and control dismantling the middle order. To finish off an excellent team performance, an excellent catch was taken by Rory Haughton jumping off the floor over his head to reach heights nearly as high as his brother has done this season. All in all a very enjoyable game with a young llama side with a very impressive captain (honestly!) go into next week’s league decider with bright prospects.

Scorecard

Spencer CC, Surrey - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field

Reigate Priory CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Rory Haughton
ct. P Cummings, b. A Iqbal
29
 
Henry Tye
ct. J Smith, b. C Bowden
3
 
Will Dahl
b. B Hussain
4
 
Will Irving
ct. C Hiram, b. J Smith
73
 
Matt Hutcheon
ct. J Smith, b. A Iqbal
6
 
James Leck
ct. C Bowden, b. A Kaul
24
 
Max Coyle
lb. C Ponsonby
10
 
Wilbur Tiley
ro. C Ponsonby
12
 
Ollie Thilo
ct. J Smith, b. B Hussain
6
 
Ben Donovan
b. B Hussain
0
 
Oliver Simms
Not Out
5
 
Extras
9w, 1b, 2lb
12
Total
for 10 wickets 47.1 overs
184

Spencer CC, Surrey - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Charlie Bowden
10
1
25
1
2.5
Babar Hussain
8.1
1
22
3
2.8
Anil Iqbal
10
0
44
2
4.4
Cameron Cunningham
6
0
23
0
3.8
Cameron Ponsonby
9
1
40
1
4.4
Amartya Kaul
3
0
25
1
8.3
James Smith
1
0
2
1
2.0

Spencer CC, Surrey - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Amartya Kaul
b. O Thilo
49
 
James Smith
lb. O Thilo
10
 
Simon McConnell
ct. J Leck, b. M Hutcheon
2
 
Lucas Wilson
ct. M Hutcheon, b. W Tiley
18
 
Charlie Hiram
lb. W Tiley
2
 
Phil Cummings
b. O Thilo
6
 
Cameron Ponsonby
b. O Thilo
3
 
Cameron Cunningham
ct. J Leck, b. M Hutcheon
11
 
Charlie Bowden
Not Out
14
 
Babar Hussain
ct. R Haughton, b. O Simms
3
 
Anil Iqbal
lb. W Tiley
2
 
Extras
11w, 9b, 4lb, 3nb
27
Total
for 10 wickets 40.2 overs
147

Reigate Priory CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Matt Hutcheon
10
0
35
2
3.5
Ollie Thilo
10
0
30
4
3.0
Oliver Simms
10
0
30
1
3.0
Wilbur Tiley
8.2
1
34
3
4.3
Max Coyle
2
0
5
0
2.5

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Premier Division - 2nd XI results

Malden Wanderers CC - 2nd XI
132
183
Wimbledon CC - 2nd XI
111/2
108
Farnham CC, Surrey - 2nd XI
East Molesey CC - 2nd XI
188
172
Weybridge CC - 2nd XI
Sunbury CC - 2nd XI
189/9
188/7
Banstead CC - 2nd XI

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# Team Pts
1. Wimbledon CC - 2nd XI 298
2. East Molesey CC - 2nd XI 296
3. Reigate Priory CC - 2nd XI 259
4. Sunbury CC - 2nd XI 251
5. Banstead CC - 2nd XI 192
6. Spencer CC, Surrey - 2nd XI 191
7. Ashtead CC - 2nd XI 170

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