The weekend rounded-up – 16th May

Dulwich 1st XI recorded their first victory of the Surrey Championship campaign in a tight 10 run victory at home to Esher. Promoted to the 1st team, John Morris continued his good early season form with a gritty 54 in Dulwich's total of 185-9 in 50 overs. A 30 run last wicket partnership took Esher from 145-9 to within 10 runs of victory before Stuart Ferguson wrapped up the innings, finishing with 4-19 from his 7.1 overs.

Chris Curran followed up a debut 3rd XI hundred last week with one for the 2nd XI in the reserve fixture at Esher. Curran hit 109 and Matt Balch added 56 out of Dulwich's strong total of 283-6 – Esher were bowled out for 181 in reply, 102 runs short of victory.

The 3rd XI found life a little tougher on the road, going down by 65 runs at Old Rutlishians but the 4th XI made it two from two in their start to the season by beating Streatham & Malborough by 9 wickets. Obaidullah Ubaid bowled well for 4-24 in 9 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 131. Tom Savill hit 88 not out in Dulwich's reply.

Allen Blackford rolled back the years with 4-18 in 10 steady overs for the 5th XI away at Old Wilsonians but Tim Brown's men lost out by 27 runs chasing 123. Better news for the 6th XI though who picked up their first victory of the campaign with a good 6 wicket defeat of Bexley after chasing down 132.

On Sunday the Development XI were in action with Zakir Rostami hitting yet more runs – his unbeaten 70 forming their basis of their reply to Broadway's 103 to triumph by 9 wickets. Earlier Seb Connor had bowled excellently for figures of 4-5.

The Women's team hosted Tonbridge Wells who took the spoils home with them after an 8 wicket victory.

A full round up of results can be found here and statistics at Play-Cricket here.


Kira Chathli scores first ever Dulwich Women's team 100!

Congratulations to 15 year old Kira Chathli on a fantastic start to the 2015 season for Dulwich Ladies, scoring a team record of 149 not out in an expansive knock against Leeds and Broomfield CC in the first game of the season.

This good form continued on Sunday against Reigate Priory CC, with a strong 86 not out. Kira has been playing at Dulwich Cricket Club since she was 8 years old; she has developed quickly through the ranks and is now an excellent all round cricketer. This was highlighted last summer by her selection for the Surrey Ladies Senior team as well as regularly playing in the U17 side. Kira is due to sit her GCSE exams over the next few weeks, so we wish her good luck with her studies. We predict great things for this young cricketing star!


Dulwich CC announce haart as new sponsor

Dulwich Cricket Club are very proud to announce local estate agent haart as the new club sponsor. The agreement is a joint partnership with the haart branches based in Dulwich, Crystal Palace and Camberwell and will enable the club to significantly improve facilities over the next couple of seasons.

Club president John Smith formally signed the deal yesterday: "We want to thank haart very much for their support of Dulwich Cricket Club. This is an exciting deal that will help us to continue working towards many of the playing and developmental goals that the club has."

Divisional Lettings Director at haart Sharief Ibrahim, said: “The cricket club is well established in the local area and has both adult and youth teams. The catchment area mirrors that of the three haart branches, who are providing a significant investment, so it seemed like the perfect match. The teams at Dulwich, Crystal Palace and Camberwell haart are very pleased to be sponsoring Dulwich Cricket Club and hope that our contribution and partnership will help with the maintenance of the club. We are always keen to support local organisations such as this, as we feel they are vital to the great sense of community that exists in the area.”

haart have expressed a keen interest developing a long term and active relationship with Dulwich Cricket Club reflecting our strong position within the local South London community.

haart is the UK's largest independent estate agent. Every year, haart helps tens of thousands of people buy, sell, let or rent their home through its network of over 100 branches. Find out more about the services they can offer you at www.haart.co.uk.


Changes to Surrey Championship rules

There have been some changes over the winter to the points structure for Surrey Championship matches. Find out more here.


Subs now due

Subscriptions for playing and social members are now due.

PLAYERS’ ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS (to be paid by 1st May 2015)

  • Adult men – £175
  • Ladies - £60
  • Students over 18 at 1st May and in full-time education – £70
  • Students over 16 and under 18 at 1st May – £50
  • Adults who are playing members of another section – £100
  • Unemployed adults – £60
  • Social members – £25

MATCH MONIES (to include costs of teas)

  • Adults – £15
  • A concessionary rate of £10 is available for students and unemployed adults.
  • All players who have not paid subscriptions by 1st May will pay a match fee of £20 until the sub is paid

Please use the online payment system to complete your subscription.


Nets

Men's senior outdoor practice takes place at Dulwich Sports Ground every Tuesday night from 6.30pm.



Juniors holiday cricket

Details of holiday training courses for junior players now available here.


 

Midweek work opportunities

As in previous seasons, Dulwich CC will be hosting hire games at Burbage Road and the Dulwich Sports Ground. There is the opportunity to earn around £25 opening up and offering to umpire or score for teams using our facilities. There is often food and drink included. Most games start at 6pm. Anyone interested should contact Matt Craig via matthewacraig@aol.com


Discounted kit

A reminder that Beckenham Cricket Specialists (owned by club member Peter Rice) offer 20% discount off the retail price across the entire cricket range, to all club members & families.

New 2015 cricket ranges now in stock – at prices that compete with all the major online cricket specialists.

Beckenham Cricket Specialist

181A High Street
Beckenham Kent
BR3 1AH

www.beckenhamcricketspec.com
020 8663 3582