Old Walcountians made hard work of Saturday's Surrey Championship Division 3 match against Oxshott.

What should have been a routine run race turned sour as the OWs lost three wickets in five deliveries before scrambling to a 124-8 victory.

Despite conditions favouring batsmen it was the bowlers who dominated the match with OWs' off spinner Roberts taking 3-12 off eight overs.

The OWs' late struggle hardly looked likely as Dunckley and Flower put on 34 for the first wicket. One wicket very often brings two and in Saturday's case three, as Flowers, Blackburn and Porter were all dismissed within five balls as the middle order collapsed to ensure a tense finish. In the end they scraped home with two wickets to spare.

In the Championship's Division 1 Sutton beat Beddington by 78 runs after declaring on 192-9. Beddington, who won the toss, put Sutton into bat first and paid heavily for the decision against a well-organised side. Despite Amin's figures of 6-68 off 25.2 overs, Sutton's batsmen proved too strong for Beddington with Mansfield's 90 (not out) paving the way to a comfortable win. Other good innings came from Fry (38), and Patel (25).

Beddington's Tulsiana proved to be his side's best hope of clawing their way back into the game, scoring 56 before his LBW dismissal.

In other matches Wallington CC completed a successful weekend with all three of the club's sides winning. Wallington's 1st XI bagged their first win in the Fullers Surrey County Division 2, overcoming Westfield after bowling the visitors out for 147 to win. WCC's 2nds demolished Westfield's 2nds, bowling the visitors out for 69 after racking up an unassailable 248-1 with new boys Scott and Barker both smashing superb centuries (110 no and 108).

WCC's 3rds completed the club's hat trick, bowling out Carshalton for 69 to earn a one wicket victory.

Other results included Bec Old Boys' victory over Banstead, Bec recording 198-7 before bowling Banstead out for 88 to give the club an early season lift.

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