League campaigns get underway on damp day
Despite the odd spot of rain Dulwich's six Saturday XIs started their league campaigns this weekend, with mixed success.
The 1st XI found themselves on the wrong side of a tight finish at Old Whitgiftians, where Chris Lester's five wicket haul nearly helped them defend their 105 run total before they succumbed to a one wicket defeat. The 2nd XI ended 30 runs short in a tough chase at Burbage Road against a strong Sunbury side and the 3rd XI were also comfortably beaten by Sunbury, despite Imran Mughal delivering 45 with the bat.
2012 league champions Dulwich 4th XI were the only side to beat their Sunbury counterparts - Paul McGowan's half century and five wickets from the evergreen Richard Beeching helping take them to a big 102 run victory.
The 5th XI were the only other Dulwich side to get points on the board on the opening weekend, with Jay Mahey's 57 helping them chase down Old Wilsonian's 170 with a couple of wickets to spare. And, in a low scoring contest at Old Colfeians, the 6th XI fell 35 runs short after Simon Peters' five wickets had help restrict the home side to 137.
2013 Fixture Cards
This season's fixture cards are now available. Please see John Lawrence to grab a copy.
2013 Dulwich CC Playing Kit
Over the winter months we have been looking at kit suppliers to agree a common provider for Senior, Junior and Ladies cricket and I am happy to say we have now agreed a 3 year deal with MKK sports.
MKK supply several of the county sides and a wide range of sports clubs.
The Dulwich CC committee and the Junior sub-committee have agreed that we should encourage all our players to sign up for the new kit. As we have new sponsorship arrangements as well (more news to come!) it will be good to get all our players into the newly badged shirts. Captains/Managers of all sides will be encouraging take up.
How to Buy
All the range is available at the website –
and there are separate pages for Juniors, Ladies and Seniors.
Please have a look. Remember to use the sizing guides that are available on the site.
Delivery – Courier Service or Free Postage
We have also agreed two different levels of postage. You may choose courier delivery to an address of your choosing or delivery to the club and the kit will then be able to be picked up by arrangement.
In order to get delivery to the club include the code stan1 when you are asked for a discount code. This is when you are checking out and on the page after you input your billing address. Note the text says that your kit will be delivered to your billing address but in fact we will arrange to deliver it to the club.
We have chosen a web based shop so that the administration, stock and logistics issues are handled by an expert provider. We would therefore ask if there are any issues with any of your orders that in the first instance you contact MKK and try and resolve. I am more than happy however to get involved if they are not resolving to your satisfaction. If you have any other queries please contact me.
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
Introducing our overseas player for 2013 – Jonathan Lewis
Our overseas player for the 2013 season, Jonathan Lewis, arrives in the UK this Friday. He is from Port Elizabeth in South Africa and is a top order batsman and off spinner of some quality and pedigree.
'Jono' is in his early 20s and plays for Port Elizabeth CC where he is captain and has an international ground as his home ground. He has been captain of his Super League team and is part of Eastern Province's provincial academy team and has more recently been selected for his provinces' Emerging Team.
We have been told that Jono is a person of excellent character, determined and hard working, who is keen to do all he can to make a career in cricket.
He will be involved in our juniors coaching and also the ladies section while he is with us.
Jono is coming from 30 degree temperatures so will need to acclimatise quickly!
I hope that you will all make him feel welcome and make sure his stay with us is enjoyable and fruitful, both on and off the field.
Graeme Hough, Chairman of Cricket
Outdoor nets have begun
As of Tuesday 16th April we have reverted to outdoor nets. As last year all players will train on Tuesday evenings with the higher teams at the Dulwich Sports Ground and the lower teams at our home ground in Burbage Road. Both sessions start at 6.30pm.