Sutton v. Beddington on Saturday 4th June 2016
Sutton 72 (30.3 overs) (Cummins 7-30)
Bedddington 75-2 (18.1 overs) (S. Lewis 37 not, A. Down 24 not)
Beddington won by 8 wickets

When Simon Lewis won his fifth consecutive toss, he had no hesitation in asking Sutton to bat first. When the score reached 17, Tom Bevan took the first of his three catches, this one off his own bowling to removed Sutton’s overseas player K, Smith in the 12th over.

Sutton limped along to 23 before Ryan Cummins, short of wickets so far this season, trapped Nicol leg-before. With the score still on 23, Cummins also had Allen LBW and Sutton were now in a bit of trouble and were finding it difficult to get much change out of Cummins. Next to go was the prolific Outram, also LBW to Cummins and when Dan Lewis had Surrey-contracted McKerr brilliantly caught one-handed in the slips by Bevan Sutton were very precariously placed at 56-6.

There was to be no let-up. Cummins bowled both L. Smith and Edwards, Bevan removed Mitchell and Corbett became Cummins’s 7 victim to end a very fine spell of bowling.

Beddington’s innings did not start well. Sam Owen was adjudged to be run out with the score on 6 – he looked to be a tad unlucky. Then only four runs later Dave White was bowled by Mitchell. Anthony Down and Simon Lewis set about restoring the situation slowly but once both had got their eyes in, the runs started to flow quickly.

Down hooked and pulled with much power and Lewis was strong on both sides of the wicket. There was to be no further success for Sutton and after 18 overs Beddington were celebrating their first win of the season.
Next week Beddington are at home to bottom placed East Molesey and will be hoping to build on this week’s performance.

Beddington Results:
Beddington 2nd X1 77 All Out (32.2 overs)    Dulwich 2nd X1 81 for 0 (13.5 overs)
Beddington 3rd X1 94 All Out (32.2 overs)     Ashford 3rd X1 167 All Out (53.4 overs)
Beddington 4th X1     232 for 9 (45 overs)    Ashford 4th X1 44 all out (24.2 overs)
Beddington 5th X1    161 for 6 (48 overs)    Hampton Wick Royal 4th X1 273 all out (42.3 overs)
Beddington U11     288 for 4 (20 Overs)    Old Wimbledonians U11 162 All out (20 overs)
Beddington U12    198 All Out (20 Overs)     Cheam U12 264 for 8 (20 Overs)
Beddington U13    48 All out (15.4 Overs)    Addiscombe U13 49 for 7 (19.2 Overs)
Beddington U15    107 for 7 (24 Overs)    Roehampton U15 70 All out (20 overs)

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