Welcome to 2020 and another season of Surrey Downs League (SDL) cricket.
We have 2 new clubs joining us, Ashtead near Leatherhead and Oxted and Limpsfield from the east of the county. Both teams will start in Division 4.
Champions of 2019 South Nutfield start with a match at Salfords. Being champions for the first time in their history is great for one of Surrey’s little villages. Congratulations to the whole club. Much praise must go to their skipper Jack Bellars, who accumulated 666 runs during the season, winning the Division 1 batting award. Their best bowler with 44 wickets was Chris Wigley.
I must give a special mention to Nathaniel Hallam of Albury who amassed 777 runs during the season, the most by any player.
The best bowling of 2019 was by Grant Waller of Headley Old Freemen’s, who took 8 for 17 against Oakwood Hill.
As a league, we can be proud to have completed over 84% of our games in 2019 and aim to do better in 2020.
We continue to strive to get the game on and bring young men and women into this wonderful sport and provide a fun way of spending Saturday afternoons in the Surrey hills and villages.
The Surrey Downs League
15 January 2020