AJ Sports Surrey Championship Weekend Round-up

Regate Priory vs Malden Wanderers

Alex Ross scored an unbeaten 114 to revive Regret Priory’s title hopes and make it a four-way fight for the summit.

After being bowled out for 243, Malden Wanderers were eyeing a win, reducing the hosts to 84-6, a win that gave a major boost to their ailing hopes of survival at the top level.

But Australian Ross picked the right time to score his first century of the season, adding 96 for the seventh wicket with Tom Massey (35) and another 34 with Jacob McLaughlin (21). Despite best efforts from seamer Joe Lavender (5-81), Priory scored 114 runs in a two-wicket win.

Earlier, Rafeh Jaffrey (73), openers Zack Elkin (44) and Amir Raza (33) ensured that the Wanderers used a maximum of 66 overs, choosing to bat first, Messi scored 4-55 and Michael Munde. claimed 3-68 in 22 overs. ,

With all teams involved in a stalemate, Priory – who have not won the Premier Division since 2014 – pushed within seven points of the top. But the Wanderers find themselves 34 points from safety and time runs out.

Weybridge vs East Molesey

Stiff resistance by Weybridge Tell saved them from defeat and prevented East Molesey from resuming Premier Division leadership.

Hosts Jack Winslade and Phil Mann batted with eight men around the bat to claim a losing draw, eight points from Weybridge keeping them in the running – seven points ahead of leaders Wimbledon – while East The 13 earned by Molsey ensured they were just two away from the leaders.

It was a decidedly mixed day for Jake Kings, who was dismissed on the first ball of the game, and then Tasmanian Mack Wright smashed 153 off 183 balls, leading to 282 runs after Moles was sent off in the 66th over. But got out. Sam Burges’ 35 was next best, bowling honors fell to off-spinner Mann (4-88) and seamer Winslade – once from Surrey staff – who took 3-70 in a rare appearance.

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The Kings shone with the ball, showing their all-rounder prowess, reaching 53 before Weybridge took a return catch to remove Northamptonshire opener Ben Curran (23). On the next ball he removed Nathan Tilley, caught sweeping, and immediately added Sarel Irvi (35) – before joining the South African Test side in the final game of the left-hander – to make it 58-3. .

The Kings claimed 7–49 in 16 overs, including former Somerset and Glamorgan all-rounder Craig Mesquide (59) for three wickets falling for 183. But Winslade and Mann held on firmly to finish at 215-8. 54 overs behind.

Wimbledon vs Asher

There was little to choose between sides but nine points from Wimbledon were enough to put them at the top of the pile.

After being sent in, they were bowled out for 301 after 65 overs, with Ben Coddington (57) and Billy Sewell (59) hitting David Scott (58) and Ben Twin (33) before adding ballast at the premier level. But scored the first half-century. On a fine batting pitch and with short boundaries on one side, the total could have been higher thanks to the efforts of David Brent (3-58) and Ben Collins (4-51).

Eicher visualized his chances of victory, while Justin Broad (54) and Krish Patel (34) were providing a launchpad worth 70, which was built by captains Will Edwards (69) and Brent (52).

But with Twin and Scott taking three wickets each, Asher’s charge faltered and had to settle for a winning draw at 280-8 in 55 overs. This earned them 14 points but could not stop them from being out of the top half.

Sunbury vs Normandy

Normandy’s delight in taking another game out of the fire was matched by Sunbury’s relief, having been badly beaten after a 26-run loss to Malden Wanderers.

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In a match where runs were hard-earned, Sam Holland (21) and Will Pereira (22) led the scorers for Normandy when they were sent off, with Liam Scott (4–44) and Matt Harpour ( 3-37) enjoyed the most success. After 51 overs with the ball to spare the visitors to end on 156.

And at 94-3, there was smart money on Sunbury thanks to a 55 for the third wicket stand between Colby Dyer (30) and Scott (28). But as they parted, Sunbury was all out for 130, with Prahlad Odedra collecting 5-31 in 9.4 overs through them, Pereira and Chris Jones picking up two wickets for a side whose fighting qualities were exemplified. should never be underestimated.

Normandy’s seventh win took them back into the top half of the table. It also meant that Sunbury now suffered seven defeats, leaving them 34 points above the relegation zone and grateful that the bottom two are struggling so badly.

Ashted Vs Sutton

Damien Shirazke and Matthew Breitzke may have missed out on centuries, but their efforts gave Ashted a big step towards cementing their Premier Division future.

At the same time they made Sutton’s existence among the elite even more uncertain, 11th Lost in 13 outings as they beat them by six wickets.

The visitors had 68 runs from former Kent all-rounder Fabian Cowdrey (66) and Atinder Bopara, who scored 247 off 66.th over, new ball pair Ben Sidwell and Sam Hunt took three wickets each.

But Sutton’s hopes of a breakthrough victory were dashed when Shirazi added 42 runs with Gareth James at the start of the North and then shared a match-defining second-wicket alliance of 187 with Breitzke. They were within 16 runs of victory when South Africa’s Breitzke was stumped by Anish Zhala for 95, bringing his league tally to 833, and Shirazi on 97 for no runs, bowled by Dane Currency. .

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It did Sutton little good, however, finding himself 56 points from safety, Ashted’s fifth success of the summer sitting him relatively gracefully in seventh place and a top-half finish still within reach.

the best of the rest

Cranley took the lead in Division One as the race for promotion tightened.

A first league century for Tor Burroughs, a Barbadian attending Malvern College, raised struggling Bedington’s hopes, his unbeaten 111 ensuring the visitors scored 247 in 63.2 overs, with off-spinners Tommy Elham and Jack Scriven. Took three wickets each.

But the Cranes were given a seven-wicket win within 30 overs by Clyde Fortuyn (79), George Elham (No. 65), Brad Scriven (42) and Bruno Broughton (No. 32) and are now at the top of the table by two points. .

This was made possible by suffering the opposite of a disastrous 67 by previous leaders Guildford against Spencer – the only side that beat them this year has now done it twice, and closed within 14 points – King Edward School. In a match held in Witley, the view of Woodbridge Road was being prepared for Surrey’s Royal London Cup clash with Leicestershire.

It seemed an unexpected result when Spencer was dismissed for 138, thanks to clean sweeps from William de Caney (31) and Will Harris (45), spinners Shoaib Bashir (5-36) and Ollie Burts (3-54). Yet Guildford was immediately under pressure at 16-3 and sent himself for 71 – mainly by Gus Grant (3-28) and Ollie Bocking (4-11) – with top scorer James McMillan (20).

Cranley v Spencer on 13 August and Guildford v Cranley seven days later, the conflict that could decide who should be promoted.