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Neal's gallant chase

1 July 2013

Wimbledon cricket team just miss out

was just not enough to help AFC Wimbledon’s cricket team to victory yesterday. Neal Ardley and supported by an unbeaten 12 from Sam GraysonAn admirable run chase led by the club’s Commercial Executive

Grayson’s majestic 52 proved in vain as Wimbledon fell nine runs short of Deando Ruxley’s 156 off 25 overs in an entertaining annual cricket match at the Ewell-based club.

took time out from his summer squad building to play and he more than held his own with 12 not out and two fine catches in the field.Neal ArdleyWimbledon first-team manager

took a great catch behind the stumps as the visitors limited the hosts to 156.Mark Robinson, co-founder of club sponsors Your Golf Travel, was the pick of Wimbledon’s bowlers and Academy Manager Andrew Harding

Neal Ardley took to the crease and managed a respectable 12 not out, but that was just not enough in the end.  and Wimbledon looked on track to chase down victory. Grayson’s half century then left Wimbledon needing 36 runs from six overs.Mike TrewinIn response, Robinson helped put on an opening stand of 45 off six overs with

However, it was a gallant defeat for the Dons and Sam Grayson, in particular, was certainly able to return to his day job with a smile on his face!

AFC Wimbledon wishes to thank everyone at Deando Ruxley CC for being such great hosts and all those who came to support the event.

Our photograph above shows a group shot of the Wimbledon cricket team and also included in our gallery are action pictures of Neal Ardley and Mark Robinson and former Dons manager Terry Brown in the field.

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