The season started with much hope and promise for Esher’s 2nd XI, and after a convincing victory against Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians in the opening game things were looking good. These thoughts, however, were short-lived, as the next two games served up disappointing defeats against Beddington and Cranleigh. Esher then travelled to Bank of England and, without the services of the captain, they swept Bank aside by 100 runs. Addiscombe then visited Esher with the hosts slumping to 122 all out and losing by 80 runs. The next 4 games ended with 3 losses and a losing draw, with the batting proving to be the biggest problem again. At the half way stage, it appeared that Esher were going to be in a relegation scrap.
However, in a tale of two halves that Robert Louis Stevenson would be proud of, things were about to change. With My Hyde out of the way, it was time for Dr Jekyll to take over, and in maybe the defining moment of the season Esher won a hard fought game against Beddington by 2 runs.
This seemed to rejuvenate the team, and was followed by a victory against Woking. Next to visit New Road were Bank of England, but Esher could only muster a winning draw. Esher were to remain in high spirits, though, and managed to win all 5 of the next 5 games with the most intriguing game coming against Old Whitgiftians. After Esher posted 320-4, all 22 players could have been forgiven for thinking the game was over. But this was not the case, as Old Whits made it to 316 before a run out ensured victory for Esher with 2 balls to spare. Other victories included good performances against Addiscombe, Trinity, Woking and champions elect Dulwich. The final game of the season was unfortunately abandoned with Esher in control thanks to an opening partnership of 316 before the heavens opened with Oxted 50-3.