A cold East wind greeted the players for the season opener as Teddington Cricket Club breezed in for a pre-season friendly on Saturday. The visitors reduced Hampton Hill to 43/7 at one stage but contributions from Ben Collier (25), Rob Fullicks (28) and Ian Exworth (26 not out) saw them post a modest total of 143 all out. Greg Threw, making his debut for Teddington, took an eye-catching 6/14.
Jasraj Sanghera scored a stylish 51 as Teddington reached their target with relative ease. Several new players made their Hampton Hill debuts, Stuart Skinner and Tom Poulter each claiming their first wicket for the club.
The 1st XI go straight into competitive action next Saturday with a home tie against West End Esher in the League Cup.