There was some good, welcome cricket this weekend after a damp week – with highlights being a top-of-the-table victory for the 2nd XI and a return to winning ways for the 4th XI.
Firstly, the 1st XI were squeezed out in their fixture with Chessington by the narrowest of margins. Defending 116, Levi Olver picked 4-37 with his left-arm spin but, despite their best efforts, Alex Gledhill's men went down by 1 wicket. Full report here.
The 2nd XI completed three weeks on the road with an important 5 wicket victory at Cranleigh to overtake them at the summit of Divison 2. 4-38 from Stuart Ferguson largely contributed to Cranleigh's dismissal for 181. Raj Tulsiani (57) smashed his third fifty of the season in Dulwich's successful chase. Full report here.
A run of six straight wins came to a halt for the 3rd XI at Reigate Priory. Chris Stone made 56 in the losing draw. Full report here. Back at home, the 4th XI beat their Reigate counterparts by 5 wickets as they passed the visitor's 129 with Guy Woodgate contributing 56. Full report here.
Also in the runs was Alex Irvine for the 5th XI, but his 56 was the only score of note in his side's 131-9, which opponents Blackheath overcame just with three wickets and eight balls remaining. The 6th XI's fixture was victim to the weather. The 7th XI lost the Bank of England by 8 wickets in a friendly.
On Sunday the Development XI made it three wins in three in a low-scoring contest with Franklin Lewin. Full report here.