The weekend rounded-up 23rd July

Several Dulwich sides continued their title and promotion charges with good wins on Saturday.

The 2nd XI remain in charge of Divison 2 after comfortably beating Woking & Horsell on the road. The host's 101 was quickly passed with Raj Tulsiani, continuing another good season, smashing 56 not out off just 52 balls. Full report here. The early finishes were then glued to various social networks to hear news of the 3rd XI's dramatic one wicket win away at Ashtead. Sam Hunt (65) was the major contributor in the successful chase of Ashtead's 193. Skipper Graeme Hough details the excitement here – the win taking Dulwich up to second position in the Premier Division, five points behind Wimbledon.

A run of three straight wins has seen the 4th XI re-establish their Premier Division title challenge. Fifties for Zeeshan Chadhury (70) and Darren Cason (62*) made light work of a 145 run chase against local rivals Streatham & Marlborough after a good collective bowling and fielding effort. Full report here. The 4th XI are also second, six points behind Banstead.

Elsewhere, Ed Stolle lost the ball with a 6 from the first delivery of the game for the second time in two seasons, but the 1st XI were beaten by Worcester Park by seven wickets. Full report here. The 5th XI lost out to Orpington by 5 wickets (full report here) and the 6th XI were roundly beaten by Bexleyheath – the details of which you can eventually find in Jim Gibson's match report here.

On Sunday, the Academy finally got their first fixture of the season in. New skipper Pat George took 4-22 as Wimbledon were held to 188 all out, but Dulwich fell 68 runs short in reply. An incident-filled match saw the Development XI beat Cheam by 45 runs, which included our second lost ball 6 in the first over of a game – James Chudley the culprit this time as he went on to make 59. Full report here.

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

The weekend rounded-up – 16th July

The hottest Saturday of the summer to date brought more Dulwich wins, top performances, sun burns and talking points for the bar!

After a troublesome few weeks the 1st XI got back to winning ways with a strong eight wicket triumph over fellow table top-halfers Epsom. Fielding first, Epsom were dismissed for 133 with Ed Stolle taking 7.5-0-14-4 – making it 11 wickets in two weeks for the off-spinner. Tom Savill then made light work of the chase, dispatching an unbeaten 78 from 80 balls in the 8 wicket win. Dulwich close the gap on third place Epsom and are with in a win of second place Farnham. Full report here.

There was much drama in the 2nd XI's important encounter with Old Whitgiftians. Having ascended to the summit of Division 2 last week, Dulwich had the opportunity to pull clear of the third place visitors. Batting first, Andy Inglis continued a good run of form with 64 opening the batting and helping his side set 226 for victory in 50 overs. An exciting chase was eventually completed by Old Whits off the last ball of the game with a couple of wickets to spare. You can read full details here.

A ten wicket hammering of Weybridge continued the 3rd XI's excellent season. Wickets were shared round as the visitors to the DSG were taken out for 111. The Guys – Skinner (50*) and Woodgate (46*) – then completed the rout in double quick time. Full report here. The 4th XI are also on a good run and imposed a similar hammering on Woking & Horsell on the road. David Knightsbridge recorded magnificent figures of 15-5-31-7 in Woking's 62 all out – which was passed easily for the loss of just two wickets. Full report here.

More magnificent bowling from a Dulwich seamer in the 5th XI fixture with Ex Blues – Kanak Patel taking an extraordinary 10-6-6-6 but Simon Peters' men went down by a single wicket in another low-scoring affair. Full report here. There was no league fixture for the 6th XI, but they enjoyed a friendly with Wimbledon Corinthians – youngster Alex Vinen hitting 69 not out in a nine wicket win. Full report here.

On Sunday the Ladies took on Reigate Priory down in Surrey. Kira Chathli (4-28) ontinued some good form with the ball, but Reigate were able to complete a five wicket win.

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

U12Bs win leauge

The team had a great season winning the League undefeated. This was an even greater achievement given almost 30 boys played at least one game for the team during the season.

U11s win pairs league title

With one week still remaining in the under 11 Div 1 pairs league, our undefeated Dulwich CC team has amassed sufficient league points to finish in first place.

Congratulations to all 31 under 11s who have turned out for this team, as well as our last minute substitutes, Reuben Kelly (under 10) and Toby Postlewhite (under 7). Many thanks to all the parents who helped out with managing, scoring, and transporting boys around Surrey!

New addition to coaching staff

Allen Blackford is pleased to announce that Ian Toppin will be joining his colts section coaching staff. Ian helped out on last year’s Summer Caps and yesterday delivered his first session since qualifying as an ECB Level 2 coach. Allen said: “I think Ian will do a great job for us and it’s really pleasing to see a talented younger cricketer helping to support the development of other young players and contribute to shaping the future of our club.” We all wish Toppers well in his new role!