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Reigate Priory CC - 3rd XI
Walton on Thames CC - 3rd XI
Sat 1 Sep 12:00 - Surrey Championship - Premier Division - 3rd XI Start time 12:00

Friend and Harris spin Llamas to victory

Veteran and rookie take four each then McGuinness hits 50

A mix of youth and experience helped the Llamas stroll to a relatively comfortable win over Walton on Thames and end the season on the right note. Walton avoided relegation the week before and approached the game with about as much intensity as a family picnic in Priory Park. However, early signs were that this would be a good contest.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, the vistitors got off to a solid start despite a pair of tight, probing opening spells from James Brickley (1-19 from 7) and the fast-rising youngster Jacob McLoughlin (0-24 from 7), who took the new ball with Elliot Lodge out injured.

Pete Friend was brought into the attack in the 12th over and did what he does best - giving very little away and picking up regular wickets (pretty decent MO for a bowler). Friend took two quick wickets to reduce Walton to 49-3 before a 51-run stand brought the visitors into a strong position at drinks.

The over before drinks, young Ollie Harris endured a chastening first over on 3s debut, dispatched for 19 after dishing up an, um, 'mixed bag', of deliveries. However, leg spin is all about rhythm and he got better and better after the break. In fact, Harris showed superb ticker to completely turn around his fortunes and rip through the Walton tail.

Friend (4-25 from 10) took two more and Harris four (4-30 from 6.3), while fellow teen Tyler Shoare (1-5 from 1) took a wicket with his first ball in the 3s as Walton slumped from 100-3 to 140 all out.

With no tea in sight, the Llamas had to ride out a 15 over session. Flashy cavalier Fraser McGuinness (50) took Walton to the sword, while Paul Fisher (33) proved the perfect foil, taking the home side to 70-0 at tea. Walton tightened up after the break, and Fisher and Matt Crighton (7) were removed before McGuinnes and Ant Ireland (21*) brought victory closer.

McGuinness and McLoughlin (2) both fell to the 40mph moon-balls of Surrey over 60s stalwart Ed Thom (how many of his hundreds of wickets must be mistimed shots spooned up to fielders in the ring?) , but Ireland and Chris Morgan (7*) knocked the runs off with little trouble, the Llamas winning with six wickets in the hutch and 16 overs to spare.

It's been an up and down year, but having won 6 of the last 8 games and finished 4th, and having welcomed some promising young and new players into the fold, there is plenty to be optimistic about for the 2019 season.


Scorecard

Walton on Thames CC - 3rd XI won the toss and elected to bat

Walton on Thames CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Cates
b. J Brickley
6
 
Jon Greet
lb. P Friend
51
 
Sam Gorvin
b. P Friend
8
 
Simon Duke
lb. P Friend
3
 
Dominic Rosevear
ct. A Ireland, b. P Friend
27
 
Cameron Allen
ct. A Ireland, b. O Harris
11
 
Ed Hougasian
ct. T Shoare, b. T Shoare
2
 
Sammy Davis
lb. O Harris
0
 
Daniel O'Connell
b. O Harris
0
 
Edward Thom
lb. O Harris
0
 
Kurt Clarke
Not Out
4
 
Extras
15w, 5b, 4lb, 4nb
28
Total
for 10 wickets 36.2 overs
140

Reigate Priory CC - 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
James Brickley
7
2
19
1
2.7
Jacob McLoughlin
7
0
24
0
3.4
Peter Friend
10
1
25
4
2.5
Kyle Haughton
5
0
23
0
4.6
Oliver Harris
6.2
1
30
4
5.0
Tyler Shoare
1
0
5
1
5.0

Reigate Priory CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Paul Fisher
b. D O'Connell
33
70
3
47.1
Fraser McGuinness
ct. C Allen, b. E Thom
52
73
9
71.2
Matthew Crighton
lb. D O'Connell
7
15
4
46.7
Antony Ireland
Not Out
21
32
2
65.6
Jacob McLoughlin
ct. E Hougasian, b. E Thom
2
6
33.3
Chris Morgan
Not Out
7
7
1
100.0
Tyler Shoare
 
 
Kyle Haughton
 
 
James Brickley
 
 
Peter Friend
 
 
Oliver Harris
 
 
Extras
13w, 2lb, 1nb
16
Total
for 4 wickets 33.5 overs
141

Walton on Thames CC - 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Sammy Davis
4
0
12
0
3.0
Ed Hougasian
3
0
14
0
4.7
Kurt Clarke
8
3
27
0
3.4
Daniel O'Connell
10
1
43
2
4.3
Edward Thom
5.5
0
30
2
6.0
Dominic Rosevear
3
0
12
0
4.0

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Premier Division - 3rd XI results

Sutton CC, Surrey - 3rd XI
217/3
214
Sunbury CC - 3rd XI
Wimbledon CC - 3rd XI
36/0
33
Weybridge CC - 3rd XI
59/1
57/7
Old Whitgiftians CC - 3rd XI
Spencer CC, Surrey - 3rd XI
164
170/8
Dulwich CC - 3rd XI

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# Team Pts
1. Wimbledon CC - 3rd XI 343
2. Dulwich CC - 3rd XI 281
3. Ashtead CC - 3rd XI 267
4. Reigate Priory CC - 3rd XI 248
5. Spencer CC, Surrey - 3rd XI 220
6. Weybridge CC - 3rd XI 203
7. Sunbury CC - 3rd XI 180

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