The weekend rounded up – 6th Sept

Business was concluded across the Surrey Championship for another season on Saturday. Dulwich 1st XI's excellent close season run-in saw them claim 5th place in the Division 2 league – a fine effort having almost fallen into a tricky relegation battle by the season midpoint. They finished 2014 with a two wicket victory in a low-scoring, tight affair versus Worcester Park at Burbage Road.

The 2nd XI lost their shoot-out with Beddington and suffered the drop from Division 1. Dulwich's 152-7 in 50 overs was chased down by the relegation rivals with four wickets and three-and-a-half overs to spare. Raj Tulsiani's 3rd XI were able to secure a final day victory against a young Ashtead at the DSG and claim seventh place in the Premier Division. Dulwich were bowled out for 156 in 45.3 overs, but were able to dismiss the visitors in reply for 116. 

Premier League champions the 4th XI finished their season with aplomb, defeating Woking & Horsell on their travels. Shahab Khan hit a good 56 not out in Dulwich's 228-7 in 45 overs before the bowlers limited their opponents  to claim a 40 run victory. And the 5th XI look to have saved themselves from the drop with victory over Blue Star – Richard Blench carrying his bat through the innings to make a determined and crucial unbeaten 49 and help secure a tight two wicket win with a single ball to spare.

On Sunday Dulwich Women lost out Catford Wanderers by five wickets. Kira Chatli hit a superb 71 in Dulwich's 108 all out and Theo Beck picked up 3-20 with the ball. You can read a report of last week's fixture against Colchester here. The Development XI's penultimate fixture saw them host Clapham Nomads at the DSG. Dulwich posted 190-6 with Robbie Matthews scoring an unbeaten 43 and an 86 run victory was secured thanks in part to Will Spencer's 4-11.

A full summary of all results and performances can be found here and on Play-Cricket.


4th XI secure 2014 Premier Division!

Dulwich made it three 4th XI Premier Division titles in four years this season. A strong bowling attack performed throughout the season - skipper Graeme Hough (24 wickets at 10.79), Prasanna Callaghan (22 at 19.45), David Woods (22 at 14.59) and Giles Constantine (18 at 17.94) - and there were runs for Julian Dean (283 at 25.72), Shahab Khan (218 at 24.22), Obafemi Shokoya (210 at 26.25) and Hough (205 at 34.16). The team won 12 of their 15 completed matches and finished 24 points ahead of second place Wimbledon. Congratulations to everyone involved across the season!


Under 11s bring home the cup!

The DCC U11s won a tight, topsy turvy final against Sutton to win the NEC Surrey cup at Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians on Sunday 31st August. All the boys played their part in a terrific win but special mention goes to Isaac Shaw for a tremendous performance with bat and ball. You can read a full season round-up for all the junior teams here. Also find out about all our junior award winners this season who were announced at Juniors Day 2014 in September.


End of season dinner

As the season draws to a close, I hope that you have been talking with partners, friends and fellow team mates about arrangements for the Dulwich Cricket Club dinner on Saturday 20th September in the Pavilion. The event is always a great party with a full clubhouse.

We are looking forward to a splendid evening – we have a hearty menu lined up, an interesting wine list, a bar extension, a raffle for some super prizes and a host of awards to be shared. All at a bargain price of £32 per head.

We can make arrangements for you to buy tickets at the bar or by cheques sent to me. Cheques to be made payable to Dulwich Cricket Club.

We plan to assemble for drinks at 7pm so that we can sit down at 7-30pm – the dress code is smart casual so that players and partners can dress up!

I hope that you can start to arrange to sit together at pre-ordered tables – we usually suggest tables of ten but just let me know your requirements. The process for ordering tickets is please place your order for tickets to John Smith by email to john@jgsmith.org.uk or by phone to 020 7733 5520.

I realise that the date is next month but we do like to arrange the event with the caterers and with the Club.

The four course dinner menu (with a vegetarian option) is:

Starter – Carrot & coriander soup with herb croutons

Main course – Beef braised in red wine with onions, apples and fresh thyme, served with dauphinoise potatoes; or
Leek and potato tart with English brie, cheddar cheese in red onion pastry, with grilled asparagus, lemon and capers.

Dessert – Profiteroles with chocolate sauce And Cheese and biscuits with coffee and tea afterwards

The wine list is being negotiated but will contain the wide range expected and some sparkling wines for those celebrating a successful season. We usually circulate the wine list in advance so that orders can be made and the wine placed on your table.

Looking forward to seeing you at the annual dinner quite soon!

John Smith
President


Position available: Juniors Head Coach

After three years in the role Graham Clinton is moving to pastures new so we are in the process of recruiting his replacement to oversee the coaching of our large and thriving Junior Section. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous experience of such a role, or someone looking to take a further step in their cricket coaching career. For further information on the role and how to apply please click here.

Dulwich Cricket Club’s Junior Section comprises approximately 350 boys and girls ranging from Under 6 to Under 15 age groups. A full coaching programme across all age groups takes place between the end of April and July alongside league and friendly matches for all age groups. There is also opportunity for involvement in the Club’s winter coaching programme.

For someone looking for a challenge and with the necessary organisational and communication skills alongside their coaching skills this represents a real opportunity.



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.


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.


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.

SALE NOW ON!

All Cricket purchases subject to a minimum of 20% discount off the RRP – with many up to 50% off!.

Sale on from Thurs 18th Sept – Sat 20th Sept (9.30am – 5.30pm) and Sun 21st Sept (10.30am – 1.30pm)

Beckenham Cricket Specialist

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Beckenham Kent
BR3 1AH

www.beckenhamcricketspec.com
020 8663 3582