The weekend rounded-up – 29th August

Dulwich 1st XI face a crucial final day fixture to maintain their Division 2 status after losing to Worcester Park on Saturday. After slipping to 79-7 batting first at Burbage Road, Ed Hopkins made a magnificent 75 to lift Dulwich to 164 all out. A full-hearted effort in the field, under persistant drizzle, wasn't enough to prevent the visitors recording a three wicket win. Click here for a full match report. Dulwich need three points from their fixture against fellow relegation candidates Purley to ensure survival.

The 2nd XI's promotion push came to a halt on the penultimate day of the season after their game away at their Worcester Park counterparts was abandoned due to the rain. Kamran Munawar hit 64 off 62 balls in Dulwich's 182 all out. The hosts were 58-0 when the came was called off in the 14th over. Premier League status was ensured by the 3rd XI after Ed Matten's unbeaten 80 helped them overcome Banstead in another rain-affected game. Chasing 237 for victory, Dulwich managed to edge ahead of the required run rate at 123-1 after 25 overs when conditions became unplayable.

The 4th XI join the 1st XI in facing an important last day of the season as their Premier League title charge goes to the wire. On Saturday they bowled Banstead out for 147 (David Wood picking up 4-32) and achieved their rain-altered target of 128 for the loss of four wickets in reply. The six wicket win keeps them six points ahead of second placed Wimbledon and 16 above Spencer in third. Dulwich travel to fourth placed Reigate Priory next week.

The 2015 season concluded for the 5th XI with a cancellation after opponents Chislehurst & West failed to raise a team. They must now wait to see how other results pan out next week to confirm their promotion from Kent 1C league. The game – or lack of – also marked the end of Tim Brown's six and a half years as 5th XI captain. Many thanks to Tim for his efforts – and fingers crossed for next week!

The 6th XI were bowled out for 83 and lost by eight wickets away at Streatham & Marlborough.

On Sunday left-arm spinner Patrick George took 6-11 to bowl Broadway out for 109 and set up a good eight wicket win for the Development XI.

A full round up of results can be found here and statistics at Play-Cricket here.


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 john@jgsmith.org.uk


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.


Giles Bowyer

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.


Spectacular T20 fundraiser at The Kia Oval

On Thursday September 17th, The Kia Oval hosts Cricket for Heroes – a T20 spectacle raising money for Help for Heroes.

The match will feature a Help for Heroes XI captained by Andrew Strauss, taking on Brendon McCullum's mighty Rest of the World XI. The evening will include an array of world class legends, all in support of a great cause.

Tickets cost just £20 for adults and £1 for children. Book your seat here.


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.


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.

New 2015 cricket ranges now in stock – at prices that compete with all the major online cricket specialists.

Beckenham Cricket Specialist

181A High Street
Beckenham Kent
BR3 1AH

www.beckenhamcricketspec.com
020 8663 3582