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Dorking CC - VCL 1st XI
Westcott CC, Surrey - Sunday VCL X1
Sun 5 May 13:30 - The Village Cricket League, Surrey - VCL Division 1 Drawn

Sunday 1s held to a painful draw after Chadwick's homecoming ton.

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Dorking's VCL 1st XI were robbed of their first win of the season by a determined Westcott team at the Lane.

Yet again Dorking won the toss and decided to bat in their second game in a row at Pixham Lane with openers F. Chadwick and G.Cox wasting no time to take the attack to the Westcott bowlers. The pair put on 144 before Cox (65) was bowled by Binyon however this did not stop Chadwick who pressed on to make a an imperious 123 batting through the vast majority of Dorking's 38 over innings. Contributions from R.Howlett (16), Halliday (24), Walker (22no) and Cooper (4no) brought Dorking's final score to 266-4.

After a well deserved tea break Westcott faced a mammoth task of batting out 47 overs on a deteriorating wicket however any ideas Dorking had of them blocking out for the draw were soon diminished as the top 3 batsmen (A. Prickering, R.Green and D. Fitzgerald) came out firing giving their team an ideal start well on track with the run rate of over 5.5 rpo. Nevertheless the determined Dorking bowlers fought back with skipper F.Edwards and side seniors J.Homewood (4 wickets ) and C.Homewood bearing the brunt of the bowling 10 overs each while Halliday, Pike and Chadwick also chipped in with a wicket a piece.

The regular fall of wickets broke the remaining resistance forcing Westcott to try to cling on for a draw 9 down and with 2 overs left to go. Dorking continued to toil away with Man of the match Chadwick pushing on to try to take the final wicket in the last over of the game with drama going right down to the last ball as the number 11 bat provided Dorking with a edge towards the slips cordon but it was perfectly placed between the two slips fielders giving his team a well deserved draw ending on 170-9.

While it was a well deserved result for Westcott, Dorking couldn't help to feel disappointed following the events of the last ball after such a good performance from all the members of the team.

Scorecard

Dorking CC - VCL 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat

Dorking CC - VCL 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Francis Chadwick
st. D Turner, b. T Hart
123
 
Grahame Cox
b. T Baxter
66
 
Robbie Howlett
b. Unsure
16
 
Andrew Halliday
b. A Pickering
24
 
Andy Walker
Not Out
22
 
Simon Cooper
Not Out
4
 
Frederick Edwards
Did Not Bat
 
Cameron Homewood
Did Not Bat
 
Jack Homewood
Did Not Bat
 
Jamie Harris
Did Not Bat
 
Christopher Pike
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
3w, 2b, 1lb, 5nb
11
Total
for 4 wickets 38 overs
266

Westcott CC, Surrey - Sunday VCL X1 bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Tim Baxter
10
0
61
1
6.1
Angus Fitzgerald
4
0
28
0
7.0
Richard Green
7
0
37
0
5.3
Callum Binyon
5
0
26
0
5.2
Naimur Rahman
6
0
55
0
9.2
Alan Pickering
4
0
25
1
6.3
Tom Hart
2
0
30
1
15.0

Westcott CC, Surrey - Sunday VCL X1 batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Alan Pickering
st. S Cooper, b. A Halliday
53
11
 
Richard Green
b. J Harris
6
 
David Fitzgerald
lb. F Edwards
20
 
Callum Binyon
ct. J Harris, b. J Homewood
9
 
Jonathan Hart
Not Out
37
 
Tom Hart
ct. J Homewood, b. C Pike
8
 
Tim Baxter
b. J Homewood
17
 
Nigel Wright
b. J Homewood
0
 
Naimur Rahman
lb. J Homewood
1
 
Darren Turner
ct. S Cooper, b. F Chadwick
2
 
Angus Fitzgerald
Not Out
4
 
Extras
5w, 3b, 3lb, 2nb
13
Total
for 9 wickets 47 overs
170

Dorking CC - VCL 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Cameron Homewood
10
2
43
0
4.3
Jamie Harris
5
1
38
1
7.6
Frederick Edwards
10
3
29
1
2.9
Jack Homewood
10
5
15
4
1.5
Andrew Halliday
3
0
13
1
4.3
Christopher Pike
4
0
20
1
5.0
Francis Chadwick
3
2
5
1
1.7
Andy Walker
2
1
1
0
0.5

Team selection

League round up

Other VCL Division 1 results

203
47
Abinger CC - 1st XI
East Horsley CC - Sunday 1st XI
261/3
265/4
Loxwood CC - 1st XI
Hambledon CC, Surrey - 1st XI
251
253/3
Holmbury St Mary CC - Sunday XI

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# Team Pts
1. Holmbury St Mary CC 84
2. Ashtead CC 74
3. Abinger CC 52
4. Hambledon CC, Surrey 57
5. East Horsley CC 51
6. Loxwood CC 25
7. Dorking CC 45

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