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A weekend short on availability, we failed to put five full teams on to the pitch, still delivered two wins. It was a weekend with plenty of incident too, with the 1stXI losing in "added time" and the third eleven only fielding seven for the first over of their game. Village.

 
The depleted 1stXI were up against it from the moment we won the toss and decided to field at top of the the table Dorking. The bowling took a bit of a hammering with only Arun Aiyer going for less than a run a ball. James Williams claimed a couple of late wickets but by then the damage was done with the hosts finishing on 312-4 from just 46 overs.
 
Our reply began strongly, with Tim Keene's good form with the bat continuing as he made 42 with his opening partner, Qais Nawaz, scoring 35, however, both were out with the score on 81 as was Liam Monaghan. Wickets began to fall at regular intervals as Dorking took a grip on the game with two wickets falling on 161 leaving us 161-8. Will Pyle (16*) took over as the man trying to guide us through to the end but we were bowled out in "overtime" in the 58th over. 
 
The 2ndXI had a convincing win against bottom of the league Cheam despite a much changed line up including seasonal and decade debutants. 
 
Having invited the visitors to bat they made a decent start but two wickets for Abdul Zafar started the damage which John Hargan (4-52) helped to continue as the middle order fell cheaply leaving Cheam 110-7 at one stage. Some stubborn resistance from the tail, however, helped their score up to 211 all out from 46 overs . As opposed to other weeks, our reply began strongly with VB (28) and Mark Worgan (31) getting us off to a good start. Once they were out , John Wolff soon followed and it was left to Doug Newton (75*) and the evergreen Roger Greenway (48) following an extended lay off to rebuild our innings. Greenway was out short of our required total after an excellent stand but Newton was on hand to finish the game with a six to secure the 24 points.
 
Nick Tune's message to ensure you arrive on time has not quite sunk in with the 3rdXI yet as we began the game with seven players at Hampton Wick helping us sink further into the relegation mire. 
 
Unsurprisingly we elected to field having won the toss but our opening pair of Vir Singh and Mo Waseem failed to make a breakthrough. Taking pace of the ball seemed to be the order or the day as Matt Allan, Qasim Asghar and, once again Jack Fairey proving successful. Jack's good form continued with five wickets. Hampton racked up a competitive 186 all out from 49 overs. What started as a competitive score looked like a world beating one shortly into our reply as four of our batsman were back in the hutch with just four on the board. Yasir Shahid and John Wilson began to rebuild the innings aided by Mo Waseem (31) but it was too little too late as we were bundled out for 93. 
 
The 4thXI were much more successful and they made quick work of Hampton Wick with an eight wicket win in just 39 overs play. They were fortunate enough to have the services of new man Bilal Ishaq, however, it was his opening partner, young paceman Keshav Rao who made the initial breakthrough with two cheap wickets. Ishaq was not to be out done, however, as he took six of the last seven wickets to fall finishing with figures of 6-21 from his eleven overs. Tom Harlow (33*) and James Higgins (27) got the innings off to a good start to ensure a straightforward win.
 
The fifth eleven got off to a dreadful start losing skipper Mike Walsh to the first ball of the match. Added to the fact that we only had ten men anyway effectively left us 0-2 by one minute past one. His dismissal set the tone for an innings that never really got going as 32-1 turned into 45-5 and despite several batsman getting into double figures we were all out for 126 giving Malden plenty of time to chase our target. The Malden innings was built on slightly larger partnershjips than ours ultimately winning them the game. At 26-2 though, with Johnny Ayling and Jeevan Nambadoori taking wickets, we looked like we had an opportunity but two separate partnerships of 40 put Malden in control and they won the game by four wickets. On a  pleasing note the Malden team left a note on PlayCricket praising the spirit the game was played in and saying that our players were a credit to the club. Great to hear.
 
The Sunday ones made it eight wins out of eight with Tom Sharpless in the runs and Rehan Ahmad in the wickets.  The Sunday ones, good at cricket, rubbish at posting their scores on PlayCricket.
 
 

The numbers have been drawn and it is now time to announce the lucky winners for May and June's 200 Club draw. The winners are as follows:

June

1st - Peter Murphy

2nd - Matt Allan

3rd - Steve Cockett

 

May

1st - Ketan Amin (Under 6 parent)

2nd - Matt Allan

3rd - Martin Raybould

On Saturday 5 September we will once again be holding the annual Woking and Horsell awards, following our final league games, to celebrate the good, the sublime and the totally ridiculous that neatly sums up a W&HCC season.   We have had plenty of all three this year and there has already been lots of discussion as to who will win what. The event will once again be hosted by your least favourite hosts Can't and Don't (Andrew Murphy and James Williams for those not in the know). Those that attended last year will also be pleased to know that Dave Lane will not be sourcing the trophies this year!

We will be presenting a Player of the Year for each of our seven teams as well as Fielder, Young Player and Clubperson of the year so there is much to play for as we enter the second half of the season. We will also be presenting many other awards to those whose season may not have hit the dizzy heights of those winning official awards or those that simply have no idea where the ground they're playing at actually is.

This is always an extremely popular and well attended event so make sure you get it booked in your diary as soon as possible. You never know, you may win something! We hope you can make it. 
 

Awards Committee

The club has been given fifty tickets for Surrey’s 50 overs per side game v Worcestershire on Tuesday 4 August at the Oval.  The game starts at 2.00. We are selling the tickets at just £5 each for adults and completely free for U16s who are accompanied by an adult.  If you would like a ticket then please contact Neil McPherson – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – as he will be co-ordinating ticket sales.

Please help shape the future of recreational cricket by taking ten minutes to fill in the ECB Cricket Survey - www.ecb.co.uk/survey

The survey gives you the chance to comment on the type of cricket you play and what is important to you when you play for your club.  There was plenty of media coverage around the last survey and expect this survey to be no different as the results impact the game across the country.

I am extremely pleased to say, mainly because it took me a long time to sort them out, that the Bedser Week photos are now available in the Photo Gallery.

I would like to say a huge thank you to David, Alistair, Teresa and Siva who supplied us with the vast majority of the photographs.  I'm sure you'll agree that they are top quality and a fantastic reminder of a superb week.  Thank you very much.

If anyone else has any photos they would like to send us please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know.

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