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Reigate Priory cricket total was “huge ask for Beddington”

Beddington CC v Reigate Priory CC Saturday 28tht May 2016
Limited Overs – 50
Reigate Priory CC –338 -4 (50 overs) (M Burgess 120, R Oliver 117, A Delmont 61)
Beddington – 229– All Out (50 overs) (G Lester 71, T Bevan 68, L Beaven 6-31)
Reigate Priory won by 109 runs.

If anybody had wanted to come to Beddington Park and watching batting of county standard, then Saturday was the day to do it. Those who were there were treated to a stand of 176 by Leicestershire’s Michael Burgess, who scored 98 recently against Sri Lanka and former Worcestershire player Richard Oliver both of whom made centuries.

Even the most ardent Beddington Supporters thoroughly enjoyed this fine display of boatmanship. This all happened after opener Scriven had to retire hurt after taking a blow on the hand from Ryan Cummins which resulted in the inevitable break. Wickets were hard to come by, although, for the most part, Beddington bowled steadily and should not be discouraged as they will not come up against batting of this quality every week. A final total of 338 – 4 was always going to be a huge ask for Beddington.

The Beddington innings did not start well with Sam Owen and Dave White both going cheaply. But Anthony Down and Simon Lewis did what they could to steady the ship with a stand of 52 before Lewis, looking set once again, was out to the left arm spin of Luke Beaven who also removed Down and Moolman reducing Beddington to 77-5.

But then it w) as Beddington’s turn to produce a standard not without a fair amount of quality. Tom Bevan (68) has not been in great form of late but today he found his timing and was hitting the ball sweetly to all corners of the ground. Graham Lester (71) continued his recent good form with another patient but stroke-filled innings and these two added 124 before Lester was to Delmont and the score was 201-6. Beddington battled on through to reach the 225 required for a 4th batting point but were all out for 229 with just one ball left of their fifty overs.

Beddington are away next Saturday against local rivals Sutton. There is now a break from the 50 overs format as we go into the ‘time ’ games. Last year Beddington beat Sutton at home and but for that dreaded helicopter delay, would almost certainly have won the away game too.
Beddington Results:

Saturday 28st May
Beddington 2nd X1 225 for 8 (50 overs)-       Addiscombe 2nd X1 210 all out (49.3 Overs) – D Baker 7 for35   Beddington won by 15 runs

Beddington 3rd X1 263 for 9 (44.1 overs) Ian Walters 125              Cheam 3rd X1 259 for 2 (45 Overs) Beddington 3rd X1 won by 1 wicket

Beddington 4th X1 164 for 4 – G Farrukh 61 not out v Normandy 4th X1 161 all out (45 overs)
Beddington 4th X1 won by 6 wickets

Beddington 5th X1 159 for 9 (45 overs)    Dorking 4th X1 252 for 6 (45 overs)
Dorking won by 93 runs

Sunday 22nd May
Beddington U13 60 all out    Roehampton U13 96
Beddington U11 320 beat Banstead U11 250

For full details of Beddington Cricket Club’s activities go to: BEDDINGTON 

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Christopher Singers are ALL AT SEA again – this time in Cheam

Back by public demand The Christopher Singers are to present ALL AT SEA

Join the award winning Christopher Singers, celebrating their 25th Anniversary, when they sail the high seas on a journey of adventure.

Helga Van Hausen and her trusty gang of femmes fatales have been released from high security prison and about to embark on another villainous mission to conquer the world. Head of MI3.5 wants to send in his crack agents but they are all missing so only he and his deskboy, Dave Thrupenny-bit, can save the day.
Hilarious, fast paced and full of great musical numbers, come and celebrate with The Christopher Singers in this fun-packed entertaining show.


The Royal British Legion Hall,
Mickleham Gardens, Cheam
Saturday, 16th July, 2016
Tickets : £10/£9 members (to include refreshments)
Box Office : 020 8337 2053 or 020 8647 7592

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Sutton’s Empire Cinema screens Royal Opera House season – live

Sutton’s Empire Cinema is to bring the Royal Opera House (ROH) 2016/17 season to its screens courtesy of the Empire Extra programme. The ROH Live Cinema Season, available at Empire Cinemas , offers cinemagoers the opportunity to enjoy the experience of the opera from the comfort of their local cinema. The upcoming season provides opera and ballet lovers with another fantastic selection of performances.

Kicking off with a world-premiere of Bellini’s operatic masterpiece Norma on 26th September, the 2016/17 ROH Live Cinema season will feature 12 live broadcasts, six operas and six ballets, including 2016 Olivier Award winner Woolf Works, Wayne McGregor’s critically acclaimed ballet inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf.

Other productions include Peter Wright’s Royal Ballet Christmas classic The Nutcracker, the return of The Sleeping Beauty, the Company’s first production on the Covent Garden stage in 1946, Jonas Kaufmann’s highly anticipated role debut in Verdi’s Otello, a new production of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte and Puccini’s deeply moving opera Madam Butterfly.

Full listings are below:
Norma 29th September 2016
Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano brings a modern edge to this timeless tale of rivalry and betrayal, set against a backdrop of war driven by the extremes of a fanatically religious society.  The wonderful cast, led by Sonya Yoncheva and Joseph Callejia will open the Season on the 26 September.

Cosi Fan Tutte

Mozart’s classic opera Così fan tutte puts two pairs of lovers to the test – with great music but distinctly unexpected results. This lively, youthful and imaginative take on one of the world’s best-loved operas is performed by a cast of rising stars conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

Anastasia 17th October 2016

Anastasia is a ballet about one of the great historical mysteries of the 20th century, only recently solved. One of Kenneth MacMillan’s first creations on becoming Director of The Royal Ballet in 1970, Anastasia is a dramatic and haunting exploration of Anna’s nightmare of memory and identity. A powerful, psychological challenge for the principal ballerina, this is a rare opportunity to see a landmark ballet by a major choreographer.

Les Contes D’Hoffmann 15th November 2016

The Royal Opera’s lavish production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Offenbach’s masterpiece, is a favourite with audiences. Created by Academy Award-winning film director John Schlesinger, this production brings alive a 19th-century world of romance, comedy, mystery and menace.

The Nutcracker 8th December 2016

The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the quintessential Christmas treat which takes audiences on a magical journey from a great battlefield, to the Land of Snow and to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Il Trovatore 31st January 2017

Verdi’s Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder. New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war.

Woolf Works 8th February 2017

The Olivier Award winning ballet, Woolf Works, by multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor combines themes from three of Woolf’s landmark novels – Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves.  Acclaimed British composer Max Richter creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music, to make an evening not to be missed.

The Sleeping Beauty 28th February 2017

A perennial delight and a much-loved classic, The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity, splendid music and talented dancers. The rich evocations of the baroque opulence of a royal court, the panoramic journey of the prince to the overgrown castle and the colourful characters in this famous fairytale make this Sleeping Beauty a spectacle like no other.

Madama Butterfly 30th March 2017

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

Jewels 11th April 2017

George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The Royal Ballet showcases the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company.

The Dream/Symphonic Variations/Marguerite and Armand 7th June 2017

This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. All three are considered to be Ashton’s seminal works and will conclude The Royal Ballet’s Live Cinema Season in style.

Otello 28th June 2017

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. A major work of the opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses.

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An evening of Rod Stewart at BoomBoom Club this bank holiday

An evening of Rod Stewart with Cregan & Co, members of Rod Stewart Band  is to take place  on Bank Holiday Special Sun 29 May  at the BoomBoom Club which uses The Gander Green Lane Sports Ground of Sutton United as its venue.

“If you can’t afford my ticket, go see these guys – they’re just as good and half the price!…” – Rod Stewart

Featuring guitarist Jim Cregan who co-wrote, co-produced, recorded and toured with Rod Stewart during 1976-1994…

‘Hot legs’, ‘You Wear It Well’, ‘Maggie May’, ‘Passion’, ‘I’m Losing You’, ‘Tonight’s The Night’, ‘Forever Young’, ‘Stay With Me’, ‘Blondes ‘Ave More Fun’, ‘Twisting The Night Away’, ‘I Don’t Want To Talk About It’, ‘Sweet Little Rock & Roller’, etc…

Cregan & Co line-up is: Jim Cregan gtr/vox (Rod Stewart/Family/Cockney Rebel), Harry James dr (Thunder), Pat Davey bass, Sam Tanner keys & new vocal star Ben Mills .

When the Faces broke up in 1975, Rod Stewart started his own band…. They soon became very successful, topping charts, and selling out concerts throughout the World. Many of the songs they recorded were co-written, with Rod, by Jim (Cregan) and Robin Le Mesurier.

Thirty five years later these old friends have rediscovered their love for this music, and have decided to play it live on stage again.


The BoomBoom Club 
Sutton Utd FC
Credit/Debit Card Welcome at the Bar 
The Borough Sports Ground
Gander Green Lane
Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY
Here’s a map 
next to West Sutton Railway Station, 1st cross light on the right & we have a big free car park

Please note this is a members club
but membership is available through prebooking and as part of ticket price.
Doors open 7:30pm **except where shown

For further details go to CLUB 

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Father figures resurrected at The Secombe – Backstage

Everyone wants their dad to be a hero. But what happens when your heroes let you down? Cheryl and Tess couldn’t remember the last proper conversation they had with their socialist dads. So they interviewed them. And filmed it. Now their show Tribute Acts comes to Sutton.

In Tribute Acts they use the footage to remember the good times. When they used to think that their dads were like Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Pierce Brosnan. Now living as adults in the New Labour aftermath, Cheryl and Tess attempt to resurrect the father figures from their childhoods.

Tribute Acts is a hilarious and boldly honest exploration of father daughter relationships and the illusions we create when we want to hope.

“… smart and terrifically watchable… “- The Stage

“ … a new wave of theatre – frenetic, multigenre, filled with musicality and visuals to mind bend.” – Gemma Cairney, BBC Radio 1

“raw theatrical brilliance…” – The Scotsman


TheatreState presents Tribute Acts

17th June 2016    Back Door @ The Secombe
7:30pm £10
Recommended age: 14+

For more details go to THEATRES