Dulwich U12s visit the Test!

We were delighted our Under-12 league winning boys were able to attend the recent England vs Pakistan Test Match at the Oval. The side were on hand to provide lunch time entertainment, gracing the outfield with Kwick Cricket skills.

Great fun was had by all! Thank you Surrey County Cricket Club – and well done to all the boys involved.

The weekend rounded-up – 20th August

Dulwich 1st XI secured an impressive victory over second placed Epsom to maintain their hopes of snatching a promotion place as Division 2 comes to a climax. The side have now won four on the bounce and will go up if they win their final two games, starting with the visit of Esher to Burbage Road this weekend, and other results go their way. On Saturday, Tom Savill (54) and Ed Hopkins (67*) were chief run-makers in Dulwich's successful chase of the host's 211 to seal a four wicket victory with eight overs to spare. A full report is here. The 1st XI's final home match of the season takes place this Saturday – with the weather set fair and the bar open all day everyone is invited to come and support the boys' push for promotion.

Saturday also saw the 2nd win the Division 2 title with two fixtures remaining – somewhat limping across the line with a three wicket win over Old Whitgiftians, but deservedly sealing top spot after dominating the league all season. Stuart Ferguson continued his good form of the previous two weeks with 5-27 and the ever-reliable Matt Quaife took 4-21 as Old Whits were removed for 133. Dulwich won by three wickets in reply. You can read a very accurate account of the game's events here. Congratulations and thanks to all who have contributed to the 2nd XI's success this season!

The 3rd XI's fixture at Weybridge was rained off on Friday evening, ending their Premier Division title hopes, but the 4th XI remain on course for silverware after recording (if we could be bothered to check) probably one of the biggest Surrey Championship wins ever. After racking up 338-7 in 45 overs – with Will Cooper (87), skipper Matt Dixon (73) and Andrew Swain (55*) all recording half centuries – opponents Woking & Horsell were swept away for 41 to complete a 297 run win. A full report is here

Elsewhere, the winless run continues for the 5th XI, who were beaten by 66 runs versus Blackheath and the DSG and the 6th XI lost by 30 runs on the road at OD Cuaco. A full report is here

A full round-up of results is available here, with scorecards and table on play-cricket.

The weekend rounded-up – 13th August

Dulwich 1st XI maintained a sniff of Division 2 promotion with their third victory on the trot as they travelled to Chessington on Saturday. Henry Hazlewood hit 63 as Dulwich recovered from 56-4 to post 196-8 in their 50 overs. After last week's maiden 50, Rich King recorded a first 5-for for the 1st XI – taking 6-29 as the hosts we removed for 145. Alex Gledhill's men are fifth, but a tight top half sees them just a win behind second placed Epsom whom they face on Saturday. A full report is here.

The 2nd XI are well on course for silverware this season – they beat second placed Cranleigh by 40 runs to move within a win of the Division 2 title. Stuart Ferguson (76*) and AJ Patanker (69*) combined to set up a score of 225-4 in 50 overs which Cranleigh were unable to pass. The Prince of Dulwich reviews the action here.

An exciting tie harmed the 3rd XI's chances of pushing for the Premier League title. Visitors Reigate Priory set 177 for victory (Ben Swanson 10-1-32-4) but a final ball single wasn't enough for Dulwich to triumph, with nine wickets down. A full report of a game that swayed one way and then the other is here.

The 4th XI remain 20 points clear, with three to play, at the top of the Premier Division after thumping their Reigate counterparts by 8 wickets. Guy Woodgate continued his excellent season with 68 not out to steering the successful chase of 142. A full report is here.

Elsewhere, the 5th XI's struggles continue with defeat to Old Wilsonians. Zeeshan Chaudhry hit 69 but Dulwich fell 5 runs short of victory chasing 169. And the 6th XI suffered a 7 wicket reversal at Dartford – Rhys Williams making an excellent 95 in the loss. A full report is here.

On Sunday Kira Chathli's star continues to rise – she made a career best unbeaten 154 from 143 balls, carrying her bat to set up the Women's 262-7 in 40 overs at Reigate Priory. A magnificent win was registered by 14 runs after a solid bowling and fielding display in the team's final fixture of the season. The Academy are through to the semi-final of the Surrey Trust league after they beat Old Whitgiftians by 7 wickets – Chris Stone making 54. And the Development XI recorded another win in their fixture with Broadway. Harry Chathli made 67 and newcomer Chris Marshall 64 in a 2 wicket win chasing 179.

A full round-up of results is available here, with scorecards and table on play-cricket.

150th anniversary – India Tour 2017

We are pleased to announce the provisional itenerary for our India Tour 2017 in celebration of Dulwich Cricket Club's 150th anniversary. To express your interest in touring, please complete this form and return to Kanak Patel.

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The weekend rounded-up – 6th August

Members of Dulwich 2nd XI celebrated securing promotion from Division 2 in front of the Hough Stairs on Saturday evening.

Earlier, the side thumped Beddington by eight wickets – removing the visitors to the DSG for 78 and sealing victory in 15.1 overs in reply. A full report is here. Old Whitgifitian's defeat to Oxted & Limpsfield mean their place in the top two is now secure. A clash with second place Cranleigh awaits on Saturday. Victory for Dulwich could see the title move to well within their grasp with three further games to play.

On the road on Saturday the 1st XI secured a vital win over Farnham to maintain their hopes of also achieving promotion from Division 2. Richard King was the standout performer with the bat, making 79 off 64 balls in Dulwich's 222 all out. Good fielding and bowling then helped seal a 47 run win. Alex Gledhill's side are fifth, 32 points off second. Full report here.

More good news from the 3rd and 4th XIs, who both won to ensure a clean sweep of Dulwich's league wins and more progress in their respective title challenges. The 3rd XI welcomed Malden Wanderers to the DSG. Matt Balch made an unbeaten 84 and Ian Toppin bowled well for 10-1-34-4 to set up a big 120 run win. Full report here. Dulwich sit third in the Premier Division – 19 points off top.

Dan Peters hit fifty inside the first seven overs of the 4th XI's game at Banstead. He went on to make 86 of the side's 198 all out – a total that was defended by 11 runs to maintain a 17 point lead at the top of the Premier Division. Full report here.

No league cricket for the 5th and 6th XIs this week, but Jim Gibson reports from the friendly with Streatham & Marlborough here.

On Sunday the Women's side lost out to Leeds & Broomfield by three wickets in a low scoring game at Burbage Road. And Chris Stone hit an excellent unbeaten 100 to help the Development XI chase down 172 against Catford & Cyphers by seven wickets. Full report here.

A full round-up of results is available here, with scorecards and table on play-cricket.