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Streatham & Marlborough CC - 4th XI
Reigate Priory CC - 4th XI (Surrey Championship)
Sat 4 Aug 13:00 - Surrey Championship - Premier Division - 4th XI Start time 13:00

Form man Wickes sets up win to lift 5s out of drop zone

By Simon Morris

The 5’s travelled to Streatham and Marlborough off the back of 2 good wins, but still not clear of the relegation zone.

When receiving the text from Aaron confirming your selection, there is also included a motivational quote, this week it read “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts”. This was the approach needed to get the better of a good Streatham side.

As we are now in August and the format has changed to a 45 limited over game, Aaron won the toss and with a strong batting line-up, he decided to bat first and set the opposition a target.

Brijesh Patel and Jonny Wickes opened the batting. Avin Ramani opened the bowling for Streatham and his accurate line and length caused early problems. Brijesh was caught for 14 and he was replaced by Ross Gurbutt. Streatham had now introduced spin and both Jonny and Ross seemed to be settling in for a big partnership. Ross got a ball that held up on the pitch and he was caught off the spinner Glazier, for 19. Jonny was batting really confidently, despatching the bad ball in every over to the boundary. In form Sam Gregson, got a long hop and unfortunately found Glazier, for his second wicket, for 5.

It was very unfortunate that Matt van Staden’s off drive was deflected by bowler Glazier on to the stumps, with Jonny backing up. Jonny was going really well and was unlucky to be run out for an excellent 77. Glazier was having an impact on the game and he was also responsible for the wicket of Matt, caught and bowled. Michael Ramsden joined Steve Cross at the wicket. Steve was striking the ball really well when he was judged to have been caught for 15. The 5’s were now 6 wickets down for 150, as Manoj Rajarethinam entered the fray. Michael and Manoj built an excellent partnership, interrupted only by Manoj calling for a new bat. The partnership grew to 70 before Manoj, still using the same bat, was bowled for 42. Abhijit Lohokare hit an enormous 6 before being bowled for 7. Michael, on an impressive unbeaten 40, saw out the innings with Aaron on 2 not out. Priory finished on 240 for 9.

Steve and Manoj opened the bowling and were both rewarded with an early wicket each for accurate bowling. Steve was bowling particularly well, getting some good pace out of a dry wicket. He took two more wickets in his 9 over spell finishing on an impressive 3 for 38. Streatham were 3 wickets down and falling behind the required run rate. The fourth wicket pair of Simon Wright and Rhys Williams began to build a partnership that began to address the balance in the game. The initial Priory intensity began to wane and fielding mistakes began to creep in, as Streatham came back into the game. Ross came onto bowl and in his first over he got the wicket of Rhys Davies, clean bowled. Ross said, “ It was the best ball I have ever bowled!”. This was quickly followed by a run out for Abhi and the Priory energy had returned. Michael had the dangerous Simon Wright caught behind by Jonny for 88. Ross took 2 more wickets to finish on 3 for 11 and Michael finished on 2 for 31. Streatham were all out for 160.

A run of three wins has moved the 5’s up the league table, but not to position of safety. If the team adopts the same determination, sweat and guts seen in the last 3 weeks, a win on Saturday is very much on the cards.

Scorecard

Reigate Priory CC - 4th XI (Surrey Championship) won the toss and elected to bat

Reigate Priory CC - 4th XI (Surrey Championship) batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Brijesh Patel
ct. R Patel, b. C Grant
14
3
 
Jonny Wickes
ro. B Glazier
77
9
5
 
Ross Gurbutt
ct. C Grant, b. B Glazier
19
4
 
Sam Gregson
ct. B Glazier, b. B Glazier
5
1
 
Matt Van Staden
ct. B Glazier, b. B Glazier
4
1
 
Steven Cross
ct. C Knott, b. A Crawford
15
3
 
Michael Ramsden
Not Out
40
4
 
Manoj Rajarethinam
b. A Crawford
42
7
 
Abhijit Lohokare
b. A Ramani
7
1
 
Aaron De Mello
Not Out
2
 
Simon Morris
 
 
Extras
4w, 4b, 5lb, 2nb
15
Total
for 8 wickets 45 overs
240

Streatham & Marlborough CC - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Avin Ramani
9
1
31
1
3.4
Rhys Williams
5
0
35
0
7.0
1nb
Connor Grant
6
0
44
1
7.3
1w
Rajan Patel
4
0
32
0
8.0
Benn Glazier
9
0
41
3
4.6
1w
Alex Crawford
8
2
22
2
2.8
2w
Stephen Horlock
4
0
26
0
6.5
1nb

Streatham & Marlborough CC - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jack Hughes
b. S Cross
1
0
 
Ben Southworth
b. M Rajarethinam
9
2
 
Curtis Knott
ct. J Wickes, b. M Ramsden
66
7
3
 
Simon Wright
b. S Cross
14
3
 
Connor Grant
b. S Cross
5
1
 
Rhys Williams
b. R Gurbutt
39
9
 
Avin Ramani
ro. A Mello
13
2
 
Benn Glazier
b. R Gurbutt
0
 
Stephen Horlock
ct. J Wickes, b. R Gurbutt
1
 
Rajan Patel
ct. A Mello, b. M Ramsden
6
1
 
Alex Crawford
Not Out
0
 
Extras
8w, 2b, 1lb, 5nb
16
Total
for 10 wickets overs
160

Reigate Priory CC - 4th XI (Surrey Championship) bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Steven Cross
9
1
38
3
4.2
Manoj Rajarethinam
4
2
19
1
4.8
Abhijit Lohokare
9
1
37
0
4.1
Michael Ramsden
4.1
0
31
2
7.8
Simon Morris
4
1
27
0
6.8
Ross Gurbutt
4
0
11
3
2.8

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# Team Pts
1. Dulwich CC - 4th XI 342
2. Banstead CC - 4th XI 304
3. Wimbledon CC - 4th XI 276
4. Streatham & Marlborough CC - 4th XI 215
5. Sunbury CC - 4th XI 185
6. Old Rutlishians CC - 4th XI 177
7. Reigate Priory CC - 4th XI (Surrey Championship) 177

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