JOSH DODD cracked a big ton as Valley End returned to winning ways in AJ Sports Surrey Championship 1st XI Division One last Saturday.

The South African carried his bat for 162 not out – off 158 balls and featuring four sixes and 21 boundaries – as Spencer were slaughtered by 117 runs at Woodlands Lane.

Put in, the home side – who had lost two and drawn one of their previous three matches – made 303-6 declared off 60 overs.

Despite Dodd’s heroics, Valley were wobbling at 101-5.

George Freeman made 23 before being sixth out. Then skipper and number eight Tom Nevin joined Dodd and the pair put on an unbroken stand for the seventh wicket that produced 154 runs.

Nevin finished with 54 not out. Martel Evans claimed 3-59 off 14 overs for Spencer.

The southwest Londoners slumped to 12-3 in reply and were skittled for 186 in 45.1 overs, Dodd grabbing 3-41 from 12 overs.

Jamie Stephens was Valley’s most successful bowler, taking  4-57 off 12.1 overs.

Best with the bat for the visitors was number three Toby Pratt, who made 60. He was eighth out.

Evans (47) and captain Gus Grant (18 not out) prolonged the inevitable with a ninth-wicket partnership worth 50.

But the end came soon after their separation.

Woking & Horsell drew at Hampton Hill in 1st XI Division Four.

The hosts were reduced to 8-3 at Bushy Park after being told to bat but recovered to close on 172-9 from 37 overs, James Boulton leading the way with 58. Jack Fullicks added 36. Kapil Dubey snapped up 3-16 in four overs.

Woking & Horsell tumbled to 58-5 in response. But skipper and opener Henri Peters was still there – and he and Rishi Shimpi (29) put on 36 for the sixth wicket, the largest partnership of the innings.

Peters finished with 35 not out as the visitors posted 114-6 off 27 overs, Boulton pocketing all of the wickets. His figures were 6-36 from 14 overs.

Byfleet were dismissed for 76 at home to Sheen Park and suffered an eight-wicket reverse in the Shepherd Neame Surrey County League 1st XI Premier.

The Parvis Road side lasted just 24.3 overs after being inserted, Ashley Rannie (15) and George Mickley (ten) the only men to get into double figures.

Byfleet, who were reeling at 20-4, were undone by Matty George, the Sheen bowler swooping for 7-31 from 11 overs.

Park then lost opener Ademola Onikoyi cheaply, Mickley (1-20 in five overs) picking up the wicket and ending up the pick of the home bowlers.

But number three Olly Richards scored an undefeated 43 to steer the London team to 82-2 from 12.2 overs.

Chobham stay on the coat-tails of 1st XI Division One leaders Merstham thanks to a six-wicket triumph at Merton.

The capital team were shot out for 144 in 32 overs after opting to take first knock. They had been 61-5.

Asrith Puttaganti (39 not out), Jordan Randall (28) and Mohammad Ahmed (23) scored the bulk of the runs.

Cameron Birch returned 3-25 off seven overs.

Freddy Scott-Gall carried his bat for 60 not out in the reply, Chobham making their  way to 145-4 in 30.3 overs.

Scott-Gall and Oliver Gibson (42) put on 65 for the second wicket.

Ahmed and Waqas Khan bagged two wickets apiece.

Ripley slipped down to fourth place after an eight-wicket loss at home to Shepperton.

The hosts were removed for 169 in 43.2 overs, having been put in and crashed to 55-4.

Shakeel Khan (40) and Will Jenner (36) restored order with a fifth-wicket stand that yielded 66 runs.

But the fact that extras (31) was Ripley’s third-highest scorer was telling. Indeed, behind Jenner, the top-scoring batter was captain George Geaves (18).

Jack Hayes posed the hosts lots of problems, with 4-21 in 6.2 overs.

In response, Shepperton lost their first wicket at 54 and cruised to 171-2 from 31.4 overs, Bradley Marlborough dominating the card with 77 not out.

Toby Zapp took both wickets as he earned figures of 2-36 off nine overs.

Ottershaw reached 53 without loss but were sent back for 170 and went down by six wickets at home to Caterham in 1st XI Division Three.

The Otters were in the middle for 43.5 overs after being inserted. 

And following the solid start made by openers Asad Ali (24) and Jahangir Malik (21), only Dhillip Fernando (22) and Suresh Kaushan (18) had much to offer. There were 22 extras.

Caterham’s Syam Sasidharan took 5-22 in 8.5 overs.

Sam Armitage (67 not out) and skipper Matthew Owen (43) were the mainstays as the travellers hit back with 171-4 in 39.3 overs, Raheel Khan snaffling 2-33 off eight overs.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Faisal hit an incredible 249 not out off 120 balls as Ottershaw seconds piled up 409-1 in a 313-run destruction of hosts Hook & Southborough seconds. 

Faisal clubbed 12 sixes and found the rope 30 times in the 2nd XI Division Three fixture.

Agney Das made 76 off 67 balls as Old Woking tied with visitors Tadworth in Surrey Downs League Division One.

Number four Das’ knock included two sixes and nine fours and was the major contribution in the home side’s 200-9 from 35 overs.

Lee Goodchild, batting at number eight, also scored freely, his 44 coming off 37 deliveries.

There were two wickets each for Tadworth’s Chandimal Ekanayake, Todd Harrison and Will Ireland.

Guests’ opener Ireland put together 111 in the response. But his efforts could not bring victory as his side closed on 200-8 from 35 overs. Ross Sewell made 26 not out.

Sanjeev Bidur (3-27 in seven overs) shone with the ball.

Pirbright were slammed by ten wickets when they entertained Chiddingfold in I’Anson Cup Division Two.

Elix van Rensberg top-scored for the hosts, who were all out for 173 in 34.5 overs at The Gardens on the Green after finding themselves 15-2.

Van Rensberg belted 55 off 42 balls, his innings featuring two sixes and nine fours, after Pirbright were instructed to bat.

He and Dean Burditt (22) crafted a 72-run stand for the third wicket.

Ruwan Wickramanayaka added 32. But Pirbright’s final five wickets fell for 19 runs, Paul Hundley the main destroyer with 4-23 off 8.5 overs.

Chiddingfold openers Matthew Wright and Sam Benbough then gave the home side a masterclass in batting, steering their team to 178 without loss in 35.2 overs.

Wright racked up 82 not out – with a six and nine fours – off 102 balls.

And Benbough posted 90 not out – with 14 boundaries – from 111 deliveries.

Van Rensberg bowled two overs at a cost of five runs, and John Coombes (0-31 off eight overs) and Burditt (0-32 from ten overs) impressed over longer periods.

Worplesdon & Burpham had the better of a draw with guests Frensham thirds and replaced their opponents at the top of Division Four.

Captain Matthew Lambert whacked seven sixes and stroked eight fours in his 88-ball 98 not out as the home XI posted 249-3 declared in 41 overs.

Opener Olly Grant hit 69 and dominated a first-wicket partnership with Tom Blaxland (18) that produced 76 runs.

Lambert and Shahbaz Malik (27) added 53 for the third wicket.

Frensham, who told their hosts to bat, used seven bowlers and had three wicket-takers. But Giles Clayton-Jones had an afternoon to forget, his three overs being hit for 37 runs.

James Morris (47), Charlie Pamment (39), Haris Khan (35 not out) and Thomas Evans (34) compiled solid knocks for Frensham, who also had a 76-run stand for the first wicket.

The visitors closed on 197-4 from 39 overs, Thomas Hinch (1-39 off nine overs) the most economic of the quartet of wicket-takers.