Season success for our younger players
As the NEC Surrey Colts league draws to a close for 2014, it's clear that the club's juniors section will have much to celebrate, with the majority of our teams placed in the top half of their respective leagues. Find out more here!
Win a £2,000 holiday!
Courtesy of Dulwich Cricket Club and Simpson Travel, there will be 200 chances for people to win a holiday worth £2,000 or a cash prize of £500 and at the same time raise funds for our cricket club. Tickets will be £25 and will be on sale until the draw is made. Full details of the draw and how to your ticket are here. Please support your club and you never know – you could be our lucky winner!
The weekend rounded-up – 26th July
Another tough day at the office for Dulwich 1st XI saw them beaten away at Epsom to leave them hovering just above the relegation zone. Dulwich batted first and compiled 156 all out in 54.3 overs which was passed by Epsom for the loss of two wickets. The 2nd XI also remain in relegation difficulty, 15 points clear of safety, after being beaten by 130 runs by Valley End at Burbage Road.
Better news came from the 3rd XI on their travels to Reigate Priory. Dulwich batted first and hit 240-8 in 54.5 overs, opener Chris Stone (52) and Ram Rethinasamy (57*) registering half-centuries. Despite their best efforts with the ball, Andy Bailey's men fell short of victory but took the winning draw points after the hosts finished on 214-5 in their 46 overs.
The 4th XIs push for title honours continued apace with a big victory versus their Reigate Priory counterparts. Contributions all the way down the order aided Dulwich's total of 207-8 declared in 46 overs before Reigate were dismissed for 41.
There was also a welcome victory for the 5th XI on Saturday in their bid to avoid relegation. Dulwich's 141 was successfully defended with Giles Constantine (6-24) the hero as hosts Orpington were bowled out for 104. Finally, the 6th XI hosted The Roebucks CC but were defeated by nine wickets at the DSG.
On Sunday the Academy team's strong season continued with victory over Worcester Park keeping them top of the Surrey Trust league group. Opener Chris Stone made it two 50s in two days as he carried his bat for 64 not out in Dulwich's 166-7 in their 40 overs. Economical bowling then restricted Worcester Park to 140-9 in reply. There was also a good victory for the Development XI who posted 146-6 against before bowling opponents Broadway out for 110 with Luke Conner picking up an excellent 4-10.
The Ladies completed a trio of super Sunday victories with an emphatic defeat of Streatham & Marlborough. Kira Chatli led the way with the bat, hitting 35 in Dulwich's 131 in 25 overs, before some good bowling restricted Streatham to 90 in reply – a 41 run win for the Ladies.
Head Coach – juniors section
With regret Dulwich Cricket Club announces that Graham Clinton is standing down from his position as Head Coach of our juniors section.
I would like to place on record our significant thanks to Graham for all his hard work in the three years he has undertaken this role. Alongside a committed set of age group managers and excellent administrative support, Graham has played a significant role in the recent success and development of the Club’s juniors section. On many occasions Graham has done a significant amount of work above and beyond what the role of Head Coach entailed. With such a large number of people involved and with such a big section it has not been easy and the challenge for the Club is to build on Graham’s work to make DCC Juniors even better.
I will be meeting with Graham, and others closely involved in the section, in the near future to get the process of finding a replacement started and an announcement will be made when we have finalised our plans.
Chairman of Cricket
Ryman Surrey Championship Awards Dinner
The 2014 Annual Awards Dinner is to take place on Friday 3 October 2014 at The Kia Oval
Dulwich Cricket Club has six tickets available for the event – please contact John Smith if you're interested in attending.
6-a-side charity tournament for Brain & Spine Foundation
A funding-raising 6-a-side tournament is being held at Wimbledon CC to support the Brain & Spine Foundation – a small South London based charity committed to helping the millions of people throughout the UK who suffer from neurological conditions each year.
The organisers are looking for one more team – mixed all single sex, with or without subs – to enter the tournament, being help on 13th September.
Entry is £20 per person (or £120 per team) and, as the tournament is sponsored, all money made from this and food/drink sales will go directly to charity.
If interested, please get in touch with Charlotte Callin on 020 7793 5913
Simpson Travel is the main sponsor of Dulwich CC
We are proud to have Simpson Travel as our main sponsor for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. Simpson Travel provide quality and memorable holidays with outstanding service and knowledge delivered with a real passion. Find out more about them, and how you can save money on your holiday bookings, here.
Ladies cricket at Dulwich
Dulwich CC's ladies section are keen to hear from anyone – of any ability! – interested in playing this season. Find out more here.
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.
Beckenham Cricket Specialist
181A High Street
020 8663 3582