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Saturday 3rd September 2022: Normandy CC 1st XI v. Sutton CC 1st XI

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Ahh, the beautiful British summer. Rain falling steadily, grey skies, covers locked down, cricket ruined.

At Hunts Hill Road Normandy: Normandy CC 1st XI (5 points) v. Sutton CC 1st XI (5 points). Match abandoned as a draw.

The weather played spoilsport for the final Premiership game of 2022 and ruined Sutton’s hopes of pushing for consecutive wins by which to end their frustrating season back in the principal Surrey Championship competition.

Only 19-balls were bowled (Sutton 23/0) before rain fell. Light at first but increasingly heavy for about 30-minutes, and then that was it. No more rain all day. Nevertheless, the downpour left the outfield and elements of the square saturated. Try as hard as the players and umpires did to start the game again, at 4.00pm the captains shook hands, called it a day, and in doing so, also said goodbye to the 2022 season.

In one of the driest cricket seasons in memory, this fixture is just one of two* in all the Surrey Championship competitions affected adversely by the weather. On the last day. How unfortunate is that?

*The Division Five match on Saturday between Egham and SinjunGrammarians was the only other first team match to be abandoned this year.

Although the 1st XI’s fate had been known for several weeks, Sutton’s position in the 2nd XI Premiership remained in the balance right up until the final ball of their game yesterday, at Cheam Road against Reigate Priory. Both teams ended an exciting game on 207 runs, (Sutton: 207/10 off 48-overs; RP 207/10 off 50-overs); but the tie, worth 10 points, was not enough to prevent Sutton’s 2s dropping back into Division one next season. As results drifted in, it was obvious that they needed a win to stay up. So near, yet so far.

Following the disappointing relegations this season, Sutton’s top two XIs will no doubt aim to strengthen and bounce straight back.

There are several new grounds to visit next year for players of both XIs, and this is going to make for a challenging campaign, but they will hope to do well and achieve promotion back to their respective Premiership competitions, clearly prepared and determined to stay there for the 2024 season and beyond.

Season 2023 1st XI Division 1:

Sutton CC
Malden Wanderers CC
Spencer CC
Banstead CC
Valley End CC
Chipstead Coulsdon and Walcountians CC
Dulwich CC
Old Wimbledonians CC
Camberley CC
Walton on Thames CC
Season 2023 1st XI Division 1

Season 2023 2nd XI Division 1:

Sutton CC
Normandy CC
Walton on Thames CC
Old Rutlishians CC
Old Whitgiftian’s CC
Banstead CC
Valley End CC
Cranleigh CC
Camberley CC
Season 2023 2nd XI Division 1

Scorecards here Premiership tables here


A scorer has four duties which are laid down in Law FOUR of the Laws of Cricket.  

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.

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