It is with much regret that we report the death of Giles Bowyer, a former Dulwich cricketer, who passed away on 27th August after a period in hospital. He was 67.
Giles joined the Club as a schoolboy around the same time as Jim Gibson and JL and was coached by Jim’s Dad, Tom Gibson, who managed the Colts’ Section in those far-off days.
He made his debut for the Club’s senior teams in 1963 and went on to play a total of 485 matches between then and 1984. A batsman/wicket-keeper, Giles scored 4,702 runs, took 137 catches and made 41 stumpings. His highest score was 70 not out for the Sunday 3rd XI against Cyphers in 1978. When not keeping wicket, he bowled occasionally, left-arm medium, and his best figures were 4-42. One of his finest moments was sharing a match-winning last wicket stand with John Meekins for the Sunday 1st XI against Bickley Park in 1971. With Dulwich chasing an unlikely total of 249 to win, the pair put on an unbeaten stand of 49 with Meekins hitting a straight six off the penultimate ball of the match to snatch a memorable victory.
After he stopped playing, Giles became the Cricket Club’s Honorary Treasurer for a while in the mid 1980s, but had to relinquish the post when his work took him away from London. In recent years he had been living in Blisworth in Northamptonshire, but did visit the Club a couple of years ago to meet up with several old friends.
We extend our sincere condolences at this sad time to his brothers, Nigel and Francis, who also played for the Club in their younger days.
Annual end of season dinner
This year the Dulwich Cricket Club dinner will take place on Saturday 19th September.
There will be drinks from 7pm so that we can sit down at 7-45pm (prompt). We are planning for tables of ten with around a capacity for around 80 guests so please book early.
The price of the ticket is £36 a head so why not get a table from your team mates and friends? We will be issuing details about the menu, wine list and some special entertainments on the website. There will be end of season awards presented by our sponsors haart, the Estate agents, and a bar extension.
It is always a great club event and we look forward to seeing you there.
Tickets can be booked from John Smith through his email of email@example.com
Colts Day – Sunday 6th September
We'll be hosting our annual Colts Day at the start of September, between 3pm and 6pm on the 6th. Awards will be given out at 3.30pm sharp
BBQ from 4pm and bar is open all afternoon.
Activities including ‘beat the Coach’ and a bouncy castle!
Please bring a donation of cake or biscuits for the Cake Stall which will be raising funds for our new nets.
The weekend rounded-up – 22nd August
Dulwich senior mens sides recorded a perfect set of six league victories on a blazing hot Saturday.
Ed Stolle put in a magnificent performance with bat and ball to aid the 1st XI to a second consecutive victory to further ease their relegation concerns. Epsom were the visitors to Burbage Road and Stolle's 6-0-19-4 helped dismiss them for 212. Opening up the batting, Stolle then hit 56 from 76 balls as Dulwich registered a good seven wicket win. Click here for a full match report. Dulwich move 34 points clear of the drop with two games to play.
Three half-centurions saw the 2nd XI set up a 17 run victory away at Addiscombe. Raj Tulsiani (60), Euan Johnson (57) and Gareth Cornick (60 not out) contributed to Dulwich's 230-5 in 50 overs. Some tidy spin bowling enabled Cornick's men to take all 20 points and remain hot on the heels of second placed Old Wimbledonians.
Nick Hudson scored his second 3rd XI hundred of the season on a tricky pitch away at Wimbledon. Hudson hit a wonderful 106 out of his side's 213-6 (50 overs) before the hosts were bowled out 56 runs short in reply. Dulwich are 20 points above the drop zone, again with two to play. Back at the DSG, there was a significant shift in the Premier League title race as Dulwich came out triumphant in a top vs second clash with their Wimbledon counterparts. Julian Dean also hit 106, undefeated and also his second 4th XI hundred of the season, and Andrew Swain scored 50 in Dulwich's 248-6 (50 overs). Wickets all round for the bowlers dismissed the visitors for 150. Dulwich leapfrog into first place in the hunt for title glory.
The 5th XI also face an interesting end to the season as they try to secure promotion from their Kent 1C league. Batting first against local rivals Streatham & Malborough, Dulwich posted 176-7 (40 overs) with Nick Frith making a good 64. Giles Constantine took outstanding figures of 10-4-34-6 in the 85 run win. Tim Brown's men move up to second with one to play.
Matt Craig also took a 6-for in the 6th XI's 49 run win over Dartfordians to complete the set of Dulwich league victories. His side made 150 all out – which was comfortably defended, thanks in part to his figures of 9.3-1-28-6.
Saturday also saw a welcome friendly fixture for the 7th XI. Frank Plummer made 54 but the side lost the encounter with Bank of England by seven wickets.
Sunday's Development XI fixture was a victim of the rain, but the Womens side got a game in – beating Reigate Priory by five wickets.
Have you seen our photo galleries?
Some excellent photographs from the 1st XI's match with Cheam at Burbage Road on 25th July can be found here in our galleries. Many thanks to Andy Cornick for these.
Junior teams success!
Click here for news of some outstanding performances from our youth section.
Dulwich CC announce haart as new sponsor
Dulwich Cricket Club are very proud to announce local estate agent haart as the new club sponsor. The agreement is a joint partnership with the haart branches based in Dulwich, Crystal Palace and Camberwell and will enable the club to significantly improve facilities over the next couple of seasons.
Club president John Smith formally signed the deal yesterday: "We want to thank haart very much for their support of Dulwich Cricket Club. This is an exciting deal that will help us to continue working towards many of the playing and developmental goals that the club has."
Divisional Lettings Director at haart Sharief Ibrahim, said: “The cricket club is well established in the local area and has both adult and youth teams. The catchment area mirrors that of the three haart branches, who are providing a significant investment, so it seemed like the perfect match. The teams at Dulwich, Crystal Palace and Camberwell haart are very pleased to be sponsoring Dulwich Cricket Club and hope that our contribution and partnership will help with the maintenance of the club. We are always keen to support local organisations such as this, as we feel they are vital to the great sense of community that exists in the area.”
haart have expressed a keen interest developing a long term and active relationship with Dulwich Cricket Club reflecting our strong position within the local South London community.
haart is the UK's largest independent estate agent. Every year, haart helps tens of thousands of people buy, sell, let or rent their home through its network of over 100 branches. Find out more about the services they can offer you at www.haart.co.uk.
Men's senior outdoor practice takes place at Dulwich Sports Ground every Tuesday night from 6.30pm.
Midweek work opportunities
As in previous seasons, Dulwich CC will be hosting hire games at Burbage Road and the Dulwich Sports Ground. There is the opportunity to earn around £25 opening up and offering to umpire or score for teams using our facilities. There is often food and drink included. Most games start at 6pm. Anyone interested should contact Matt Craig via firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
New 2015 cricket ranges now in stock – at prices that compete with all the major online cricket specialists.
Beckenham Cricket Specialist
181A High Street