JOSH Dodd starred with bat and ball as table-topping Valley End drubbed hosts Dulwich by 77 runs in the AJ Sports Surrey Championship last Saturday.

The South African hit 84 from 82 balls in Valley’s 277 all out off 63.3 overs. And he followed up with six wickets as the Londoners were dismissed for 200 in the 1st XI Division One clash.

Number six Dodd arrived at the crease with Valley, who elected to bat, on 92-4. That soon became 118-6. But Dodd and skipper Tom Nevin (53) turned the innings around with a 100-run stand for the seventh wicket.

Dodd had two sixes and half-a-dozen fours in his knock. And Nevin stroked nine boundaries in his 60-ball innings. 

Josh Jayasingh and Ed Young each made 28 for Valley.  

Ahmed Khan picked up 4-93 in 17.3 overs for Dulwich.

The hosts were going well at 98-2 in response but slumped to 109-5. And they lost their final three wickets for nine runs to be back in the hutch in 51.5 overs, Dodd swooping for 6-54 from 13.5 overs. Best of the Dulwich batters were Ollie Steele (44) and Khan (39).

Mitchell Turner’s 79 proved in vain when Woking & Horsell visited Maori Oxshott in 1st XI Division Four. The Elmbridge side cruised to an eight-wicket win after the guests posted 208-9 declared in 51 overs.

Capain and opener Henri Peters made 40 for Woking & Horsell, but they found themselves 93-5 after opting to bat.

Then Turner joined Tim Keene (32) and the pair restored order, adding 76 for the sixth wicket. Turner was ninth out, having faced 78 balls and clubbed four sixes. His knock also included seven fours.

Rory Depree, Chris Bester and Lee Cope took two wickets apiece for Oxshott.

Woking & Horsell’s Alex McPherson grabbed 2-32 in 6.5 overs when the hosts replied.

But Oxshott eased their way  to 212-2 from 39.5 overs, skipper Guy Harper (88 not out) and Abe Kenny (76 not out) sharing an unbroken 174-run stand for the third wicket.

Byfleet took a pasting at Dulwich side Alleyn in the Shepherd Neame Surrey County League 1st XI Premier, going down by 59 runs.

Alleyn were removed for 188 in 41.2 overs after being told to bat, number five Robert George holding the innings together with 75 off 63 balls. The Londoners had been 44-4 but George and Alex Chalcraft (29) added 96 for the fifth wicket. Charlie Black (3-26 off 9.2 overs) and Riley Coutts (3-42 from 12 overs) bowled economically for Byfleet. But the travellers were soon in disarray when they responded, floundering at 38-4.

Opener Alfie Mickley was defiant with 35 off 71 deliveries but was sixth out, and Byfleet were skittled for 129 in 39.2 overs. The only other batters to top 18 were George Mickley (24) and Ish Hussain (20). Joe Barnes (5-23 off six overs) and Angus Philpott (4-30 from 13 overs) did much of the damage.

Braydon Pink took four wickets and Thushura Managei made 59 to help Ripley see off guests Mitcham by four wickets in 1st XI Division One.

The Londoners decided to bat at The Green and were shot out for 153 in 37.1 overs, Pink snapping up 4-28 off nine overs.

Matt Russell returned 3-28 from 7.1 overs against a visiting side who were reduced to 38-5. 

A total below 100 looked a possibility when Mitcham fell to 94-8, but captain Haris Qureshi (26) and Faheem Jan (23) prolonged matters by putting on 41 for the ninth wicket.

Ripley were in dire straits at 14-3 in reply. But with Maganei and George Geaves (44 not out) in fine form, they reached 154-6 in 32 overs. Faridullah Hosseini (3-29 from eight overs) was best with the leather for Mitcham.

Chobham were beaten by nine runs when they took on Merrow at the High Street Ground in the same section.

Electing to take first knock, the visitors were ripped out for 143 in 41.1 overs, having been 49-1. Most successful Chobham bowler was Jacobi Robinson, who bagged 3-24 off nine overs.

Opener James Bain (29) top-scored for Merrow.

However, the hosts tumbled to 12-3 and 39-6 in reply and were all out for 134 in 39 overs, Matt Maginnis their nemesis with 5-21 off nine overs. The only Chobham batter to offer serious resistance was skipper Giles Henderson (41). 

Ottershaw lost by 29 runs at Morden in 1st XI Division Three.

The home side chose to bat and made 211 all out in 44.3 overs, Mayur Sawant (67) and Mohammad Rahman (64) the standout performers. Rafaqat Hussain bowled superbly for the Otters, snaring 3-11 from nine overs. Dhillip Fernando picked up 2-46 off 7.3 overs.

Although Jahangir Malik, Farhal Mughal and Hasan Raza got into the 20s in the reply, only Muhammad Anjam (47) pushed on and Ottershaw were all out for 182 in 39.4 overs.

Morden’s Imran Sheikh nabbed 3-17 off nine overs.

Nico Theologo’s undefeated 56 steered Old Woking to a two-wicket success at home to East Horsley in Surrey Downs League Division One.

The travellers chose to take first knock and racked up 238-6 in their 40 overs, thanks largely to 133 not out off 100 balls from number three Andrew Bull. He managed seven sixes and 14 boundaries. Horsley’s second-highest scorer was Matthew Codrington, with 28 not out.

Old Woking’s Ganesh Bollineni snaffled two wickets but was expensive, his four overs going for 37 runs.

Despite opener Aaron Freeland whacking 43 off 34 balls, the hosts were wobbling at 183-7, Bollineni chipping in with 28.

But Theologo stood firm, his 61-ball innings featuring seven fours, and Old Woking got to 239-8 in 38.3 overs. Dominic Carpenter bagged 3-37 off eight overs for Horsley.

Pirbright were thumped by eight wickets at Shalford in I’Anson Cup Division Two, having mustered only 161 all out in 47.5 overs after opting to bat.

Alex Houghton (64, with 13 boundaries), Dean Burditt (32) and Awais Khan (22) were the only men to make much impression for the visitors, who were given a hard time by Elliot Collet (3-20 from nine overs).

Robbie White had the satisfaction of ousting Shalford opener Ben Moore caught and bowled for a rapid 99. But White and Wayne Torrey (25 not out) had taken the game away from Pirbright with a second-wicket stand worth 100. The hosts romped to 163-2 in 21.2 overs.

Worplesdon & Burpham won for the third game on the trot in Division Four when they got the better of hosts Farncombe second XI by 31 runs.

Put in, the visitors were displaced for 152 in 35 overs having been 97-1, Tom Blaxland (70) the mainstay. 

Ben Dray and Charles Harrison each claimed three wickets for Farncombe, whose reply totalled 121 all out in 29 overs. 

Simon Ekins hit 32 for the home team. Visitors’ bowlers Mitchell Rogers (3-14 off six overs) and Thomas Hinch (3-20 from six overs) stood out.

Westfield Saints and Peper Harow tied in The Village Cricket League Division Two last Sunday, each being dismissed for 193 at Greenmeads.

Ram Viswanathan (58) and captain Euan Cooper (35) were the pick of the Saints, who elected to bat, in their 42.4-over innings. And Cooper (3-22 off nine overs) and Nasa Pasagadugula (3-35 from six overs) took the bulk of the wickets in the Peper Harow reply.