Following the previous weekends setback away to Dulwich, Dorking travelled to Bank of England to take on the league leaders in a top versus second clash. Bank skipper won the toss and elected to bowl. Kelsey and Erasmus continued their solid opening stands, when Kelsey was dismissed for 11 to a superb catch by Wayman. Pitt (5), Thurgood (7) and Blood fell cheaply as Dorking were reduced to 77-4. Winder with all 4 wickets in an impressive opening spell. Erasmus reached another superb 50 before he was dismissed by leg spinner Scott for 73. At 118-5 Dorking were in trouble. Ben Rogers and Chris Ward steadied the ship brilliantly and added 38 to the score when Ward was LBW to a full delivery from Scott. Youngster Kenway came to crease at number 9 and immediately counter-attacked striking a number of boundaries in an entertaining innings of 29. Ben Rogers reached a brilliant 50 given the circumstances and finished 63 not out with the final wicket falling at 233. Corbett (18) with some vital late order runs.
With 47 overs remaining in the game, Dorking took to the field and opened the bowling with Corbett and Ward. Corbett clean bowled Wayman (5) and Ward kept the pressure on in a disciplined spell. Erasmus and Kelsey kept the pressure on and two wickets fell in quick succession with the former picking up both wickets of Jones and Patel. Edwards replaced Kelsey and soon got into his work with 3 quick wickets following drinks. A spell of 8 overs 3-12 had completely turned the game in favour of the away side. Corbett returned to pick up the wickets of Sale and Winder, as Bank were reduced to 90-9 and on the brink of defeat. Ramesh struck a few hefty blows to frustrate Dorking, but Ward returned to seal the game as Blood took the catch behind the stumps. A brilliant display from Dorking as they move top of Surrey Championship Division 2 table.
Updated 21:40 - 9 Jun 2019 by Toby Blood