SURREY PREMIER FOURTH XI
Captain: Arthur Crocker
Home Ground: Shrewsubry House, Almshouse Lane
|20 May||Reigate Priory||AWay||1pm|
|27 May||Streatham & Marlborough||Home||1pm|
|17 June||Walton on Thames||Home||1pm|
|15 July||Reigate Priory||Home||1pm|
|22 July||Streatham & Marlborough||Away||1pm|
|26 August||Walton on Thames||Away||12pm||WCC won by 9 wickets and secure the league title. Walton 29 (H Crocker 6-14), WCC 33-1||Link|
Final League Position: Joint 5th http://surreychampionship.play-cricket.com/website/websites/view_division?id=66224
2015 Captain's Report
About as close a finish to a season as is possible resulted in Wimbledon regaining the 4th XI Premier League title. Wimbledon, behind Dulwich going intothe last game of the season, won by one wicket in a low scoring game. News that dulwich had lost filtered through to the Wimbledon team, adding extra pressure as their last pair sought the final 7 runs to claim a second successive (and third in the season) one-wicket win.
Such a tight finish was an appropriate conclusion for, what, in the Wimbleodn view, was the best and highes tquality 4th XI league in many years. Three teams - Dulwich, Wimbledon and Spencer - were involved in a tight title race. That Wimbledon won the league despite osing 4 games and winning a number of other very tight matches speaks for the overall competitiveness of the league.
The single biggest contribution to the league winning side came from Amjad Husain, who, in his 40th year of senior cricket rolled back the years to rack up over 500 runs. Kane Laurence bowled 140 overs (many more when no balls were taken into account!). Further honourable mentions to keeper-batsman-entertainer Graham Hill, opinionated youngster Ben Turner and the endlessly enthusiastic father-and-son Crockers.
2014 Captain's Report
The Wimbledon 4th team season ended in frustration and on reflection never really got going, despite some excellent displays during the season. Before the season even started captain Dan Peck had ruled himself out until September by breaking a collarbone in a slightly heavier than indended fall during the final preseason game. The team, however, started well winning 3 out of the 4 limited overs game that start the the season, with one abandonment against the early leaders Dulwich.
A middle order collapse against Sinjun Grammarians in the first timed game prevented the team from posting a defendable total and eventually suffered the first defeat of the season. The team responded superbly going unbeaten through June and July, with the only exception a second abandoned game against Dulwich. This left the team in second place still chasing leaders Dulwich, but our title hopes took a blow with a defeat to Guildford. Three more wins kept us in it with 2 games to go, however we could not finish the season on the necessary high and congratulations should go to Dulwich for winning the league.
The team can be proud of its efforts this season and finishing second is a more than creditable performance. The highlights of the season were undoubtedly the exciting 1 wicket victory at home to Oxted and Limpsfield, as well as dominant displays against Sinjun Grammarians and Spencer away. Amjad Husain proved to be a reliable source of runs as ever, as was keeper/batsman Graham Hill. Perhaps most pleasingly was the emergence of 2 young batsmen in Sam Dickson and George Harvey who both made important runs during the season. Tim Ash-Vie ended the season leading wicket taker although there were regular wickets from Garey Howe, Harry Crocker and Carlton Anand.