Defeat at Kempton, who are pushing for promotion, leaves second-bottom Merstham's first team perilously positioned in the Surrey Championship Division Five.
They are 13 points from safety behind SinjunGrammarians, putting huge significance on their home game with Weybridge Vandals this weekend.
On soggy Saturday, the Magics lost the toss and were inevitably asked to bat. Matters started badly when George Neal (1) was bowled, and the hosts were 18-3 with Will Preston (13) and Lithon Tarofder (1) back in the clubhouse in a rain-affected 80 over game.
Merstham slipped to a defeat at Horsley & Send, which leaves them precariously balanced in the Surrey Championship Division Five.
The visitors slipped into the relegation zone, having been leapfrogged by their hosts who overhauled their target of 98 in 23 overs.
Winning the toss, stand-in captain Ben Baker chose to bat at Twinn's Field, where Sean Hunt (2-30 off 14) took the opening wicket with 21 runs scored.
Through our affiliation with Surrey County Cricket Club, we have 50 tickets for the Surrey vs Somerset T20 match on Tuesday 27th August. Play starts at 6:30pm at The Oval.
The tickets are free and will be allocated, on a first come, first served, basis to any member who has registered and paid their membership subs, and are limited to 2 per member.
Tickets will be e-mailed to you as PDFs, so will need to be able to print them yourself (or display on your phone).
If you would like to take advantage of this offer please e-mail club treasurer Chris Clayson.
Merstham Cricket Club has been presented with a certificate to show that it received a grant from the ECB for the Cricket World Cup Fund.
Merstham Cricket Club has achieved Clubmark status yet again, after much hard work by club officials led by Bernard Feist.
Merstham Cricket Club is one of a growing number of clubs across England and Wales prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community cricket.
Few teams can practise more often that the Merstham Magics, the club's disability team. Every week, winter and summer, they put in the effort under Dan Feist's careful guidance. So, when the chance of a match comes along, they are always ready and eager.
On Friday July 19, the Magics hosted a match against YMCA. This is held annually and is always a lively (and very noisy) fixture which is played with huge enthusiasm and goodwill on both sides.
A great chance for Merstham to secure a victory in Surrey Championship Division Five fell apart at Byfleet on Saturday.
After a rain-delayed start, the Magics made a great start, having asked their hosts to bat.
Humayoon Nasir had Andy Savage (2) stumped by Will Matthews at 8-1 and had Henry Buxton (10) trapped lbw on his way to 4-41, to leave the hosts 25-2.
Asim Jaffri continued the stranglehold with two wickets - one leg before and the other caught - as Byfleet faltered at 37-4.
Summer training camps - for cricket and football - will be run from next week at our Quality Street ground.
Finn Harris scored 53 retired out as Merstham Magics beat the Lingfield Lancers to progress to the regional semi-finals of the Surrey Slam T20 midweek competition.
The teenager put on 77 for the first wicket, off nine overs, with Robin Hardman as the visitors made 124 from their innings, Ris Bakrania also bagging 20.
Lewis Still took an early wicket as Merstham made a great start with the ball, courtesy of an excellent Rory Crouch catch. Another catch, by Richard Feist, soon followed off the same bowler.
Merstham returned to winning ways with a complete all-round performance against league leaders Old Emmanuel in Surrey Championship Division Five, with captain Laurie Nicholson scoring a century and bowler Asim Jafferi taking five wickets.
Merstham elected to bat on what looked to be a very good Quality Street surface.
Merstham's first team were overtaken in Surrey Championship Division Five by SinjunGrammarians after their hosts set an imposing 280 total and went on to bowl out the Magics and take the win.
Having won the toss and invited their host to bat, Merstham didn't count on Hammad Amir Malik scoring an unbeaten 107.
Humayoon Nazir (3-52) took half of his side's wickets, ending Malik's 89-partnership with AbuBakr Malik at 174-3.
Merstham first team will hope for better luck tomorrow at SinjunGrammarians, a place below them in the Surrey Championship Division Five, than they had against Egham, now two places above, last week.
Merstham first XI were eager to get back to winning ways after last week’s dismal display away at Kempton and with The Magics sitting just one place above the relegation zone in Surrey Championship Division Five, a win on their travels to Weybridge Vandals on Saturday was imperative to get their season back on track.
Despite losing the toss in what looked to be bowler friendly overcast conditions, Merstham were confident of posting a competitive total to allow the best chance of bowling out the Weybridge side.
Ed Dawson (60) and James Coggins (0) opened up, and the early loss of Coggins bought skipper Laurie Nicholson to the crease at 8-1. Dawson continued his great start to the season, playing in his usual attacking manner, and Nicholson managed to accumulate 45.
Despite keeping Kempton to a score that looked achievable given their previous batting exploits, Merstham's first XI couldn’t continue their winning habit in the Surrey Championship Division Five, losing by 137 runs.