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Saturday 25th June, Esher vs. Sutton

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Esher CC v. Sutton CC

At New Road Esher, Saturday 25th June 2022.

Esher, 24 points (226/2 off 47.4 overs) beat Sutton 3 points (223 all out off 58.3 overs) by 8-wickets.

Sutton lose to Esher after making strong start.

Sutton’s disappointing season continued at New Road Saturday, when Esher heavily defeated them. The margin of defeat was 8-wickets; yet it all began so differently.

Esher’s skipper William Edwards won the toss and elected to field on a bright and breezy day, where the threat of rain was constant, but which pleasingly, never realised. The wicket looked good, hard, and true with a tad of bounce.

Sutton got off to the best possible start with another opening partnership topping 100-runs. Chris Morris, maintaining his bold recent form, hit a quick-fire 92 (nine 4s, five 6s,) in 74 fun-filled minutes, before falling LBW, sweeping to leggie Freddie Harrison in the 22nd over. Ratna, once again thriving in his supporting role, played sensibly, the perfect partner to the irrepressible Morris. The first wicket fell at 124 with Ratna 28 not out.

A tremendous start for the third week running but again Sutton were punished for not taking advantage. With runs currently drying up for skipper Sam Seadon, and keeper Josh Blake, Sutton were very quickly 129 at the cost of 3 wickets. Blake losing his off-stump to the right-arm spin of Ben Collins who also seized Seadon’s wicket, caught at mid-on by Andrew McCallum, for 4-runs.

A pleasing cameo of 23 from recalled Sangram Reddy was about it for the rest of the batting other than another excellent Ratna innings. Almost carrying his bat, the innings ended in the 58th over, LBW to Nicholas Smit, for a well- managed 77-runs off 145-balls. Sutton were finally all out for 223-runs in 58.3 overs, Collins doing much of the damage, (14.3-1-53-4).

The fall of Justin Broad in the 4th over, with 21-runs on the board, caught behind by Blake off Connor Griffin for 13, gave Sutton early encouragement. The promise soon dissipated as the host’s skipper Edwards joined opener Alex Martin at the crease. The pair were in control until Martin on 49 and looking to secure his half-century, smashed a Dane Currency delivery to the left of Seadon at silly mid-on, who appreciatively clutched the chance.

With Esher standing at 104 for 2 wickets off 20-overs, the host’s overseas, Smit, now joined Edwards, 41 not out, in the middle. Thereafter, the pair coasted coolly to the 224-runs required, virtually untroubled by the bowling, winning by a resounding 8-wickets in 47.4 overs.

Another sobering experience for Sutton who again got a lesson in failing to make their early dominance count.

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1. Accept: The Scorer may on occasion believe a signal to be incorrect but you must always accept and record the Umpire signals as given. Remember you as Scorers are part of a team of four and you must work together with the Umpires.

2. Acknowledge: Clearly and promptly acknowledge all Umpires’ signals – if necessary, wave a white card or paper if the Umpires find it hard to see you. Confer with Umpires at intervals about doubtful points.

3. Record: Always write neatly and clearly.

4. Check: Do this frequently.  Emphasis on the importance of frequent checking with your fellow scorer and frequent balancing of your book.