5:10pm Thursday 24th May 2012
By Graham Moody
Ashtead fell agonisingly short of victory as they lost to Beddington by just one run in Surrey Championship division one on Saturday.
Ashtead restricted Beddington to 183-5 from their 50 overs but found themselves in trouble at 92-6 in their chase before Colin Pitt’s 54 put them back on target.
They went into the final ball with one wicket left and one run needed to draw – but Tom Deighton pushed straight to mid-off and was run-out.
There was not as much drama for Banstead in the Premier Division as they beat Malden Wanderers by five wickets.
Surrey’s Tom Lancefield took 2-10 as Wanderers were bowled out for 191 and Jak Martin top-scored with 49 as Banstead eased to their target.
Leatherhead beat Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian by six wickets in division two and Epsom lost by 12 runs to Staines & Laleham in division four.
Saturday: Banstead v Wimbledon, Purley v Ashtead, Leatherhead v Farnham, Epsom v Old Wimbledonians.
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