• Darren Talbot

Surrey Deaf continue their 100% start

Surrey Deaf continued their 100% start to the season with a 105 run victory over Leatherhead Sunday 2nd XI.

Having been let down by league opponents for a second time this season, Surrey Deaf managed to arrange a friendly match with local side Leatherhead.

Batting first at 11-2 following the loss of opener Chris Harrison and then David Baker, the home side looked in some trouble but Simon Lycett (45) and Moazzam Rashid (53 retired) held the innings together.

Moazzam, promoted up the order, scored his first 50 in Deaf cricket and looked very comfortable batting in the top 4.

When Lycett was out stumped, captain Mike O'Mahony came in and was quickly up to 40. A fifty followed and five consecutive fours off his last five balls to take him to 68 was the ideal time for him to retire.

15 year old debutant Dominic Augood departed first ball but Mohammed Farooq and Sunil Sagar both chipped in towards the end of the innings as Surrey declared on 231-6 in 36 overs in this time match.

That left Leatherhead at least as many overs for their reply but Augood showed first ball of the innings what an immensely talented young player he is, with opener Walters nicking off beaten for pace and swing.

Augood picked up a second wicket shortly after and a run out from his own bowling as Leatherhead were left 16-3. Ossie Kellman supported Augood well at the other end without luck.

It was down to the Surrey slower bowlers to finish the innings off with Geoff Cooper 2-15 and Farooq 2-20 doing most of the damage.

A good win against reasonable opposition which will hopefully hold the team in good stead for their league game next Sunday against Sunbury 2nd XI.

Surrey Deaf v Leatherhead Sunday 2nd XI June 2015.JPG

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