Dorking CC v SX

Tue 14th August 2018 at 11.30
XL won by 55 runs
Played at Dorking CC, Pixham Lane, Dorking, RH4 1PQ

Match Report

XL won the toss and elected to bat on a fine sunny day. This quickly proved to be a big mistake as Dorking 1st teamer C. Ward ran through the top order on a bouncy deck. The first 3 wickets fell only for 4 runs and this soon became 14 for 4. Wickets continued to fall with only Neil Canham holding the XL innings together. Unfortunately Neil fell before lunch for a well made 47 leaving XL 103-7. It appeared at this stage it would not be a long game. Lunch as always at Dorking was magnificent. The innings resumed and a rear guard action by Dorking colt Daniel Asiedu (borrowed for the day as the XL side had been decimated by a rearranged Surrey Over 50’s fixture), Ash Arora, Andrew Klimcke and Cliff Hayward saw XL bowled out for 159 in 48 overs.  A decent recovery, but the total looked at least 100 short given the strength of this Dorking side, who at this stage were pretty confident of a swift victory. However after a fine opening spell by Will Moore and Andrew Klimcke, Dorking  were 30 for 2 at tea after 13 overs. After tea the spinners in the side got to work. New overseas member Ash Arora 11.4-6-22-5 and Cliff Hayward 10-2-56-3 destroyed the Dorking batting line up.  A fantastic spell of spin bowling by the pair transformed the game, aided by some excellent fielding and catching. Once the prolific Erasmus (seven consecutive 1st team league tons apparently) fell to Arora the game was up with Dorking collapsing to 104 all out in 34.4 overs. A remarkable win.

Match Scorecard

District: SX XL Club  v Dorking
Played on: 14th August 2018 11.30am Start At:   Dorking CC
                    Toss won by: XL  who elected to  Bat first
Result:  XL Club Won by 55 Runs
1st Innings:    XL                               2nd Innings:   Dorking CC
1 Ben Hudson ct Erasmus B Ward 0   1 D. Spackman ct Hudson B Arora 14
2 Neil Canham ct &b Ward 47   2 C. Stone ct Faulkner B Klimcke 0
3 Will Moore

 

ct Erasmus B Ward 0   3 B. Davis b Moore 5
4 Jon Thornton* ct Davis B Edwards 0   4 W. Edwards lbw Hayward 8
5 David Mann b Ward 5   5 A. Walker lbw Arora 0
6 Stuart Faulkner+ b C. Homewood 11   6 C. Homewood Not Out 24
7 Daniel Asiedu ct Edwards B J. Homewood 26   7 B. Erasmus + b Arora 33
8 Ash Arora

 

lbw Ward 16   8 T. Blood * ct Hudson B Arora 0
9 Andrew Klimcke ct Spackman B Walker 19   9 C. Ward b Hayward 3
10 Cliff Hayward b J. Homewood 15   10 J. Homewood ct Hudson B Hayward 0
11 Mel Brown Not Out 0   11 G. Edwards ct Klimcke B Arora 14
Extras 20   Extras 3
Total 159   Total 104
Wkts 10   Wkts 10
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
C. Ward 16 7 33 5   Will Moore 6 2 9 1
G. Edwards 6 1 20 1   Andrew Klimcke 7 3 16 1
C. Homewood 6 1 31 1   Ash Arora 11.4 6 22 5
J. Homewood 8 2 24 2   Cliff Hayward 10 2 56 3
T. Blood 3 0 15 0            
W. Edwards 5 1 13 0            
A.     Walker 4 1 17 1            
  [48] [13] [153] [10]     [34.4] [13] [103] [10]
 
XL Club umpire: Norman Jones   XL Club scorer: Colin Tennant