The weekend rounded-up – 25th July

Dulwich's 1st XI continue their struggle at the foot of Division 2 after defeat to relegation rivals Cheam. Ed Stolle hit the first ball of the day for six, but his 67 was the only major contribution in Dulwich's 219 all out in 53.1 overs. Cheam took the vital 24 points, passing the target with six wickets and a couple of overs to spare.

The 2nd XI also suffered a minor blow in their bid for promotion on their travels to bottom of the league Cheam. Matt Balch anchored a good Dulwich batting performance with 96 not out from the openers spot. Quick half-centuries from Raj Tulsiani (54) and Oliver Steward (50 not out) also contributed to the side's 236-3 declared in 48.5 overs. The Cheam chase never really got going, and they were happy to bat out at 153-6 (52 overs) – Dulwich taking seven points for the winning draw and remaining second in the table.  

A late batting wobble meant the 3rd XI had to settle for a losing draw with Banstead at the DSG. Obafemi Shokoya's 57 looked like it might have put the side on course to chase down the visitor's 225, but with only 46 overs available to them they had to settle for 163-7 in reply. 

The 4th XI slipped behind Wimbledon into second place in the Premier Division after a nine wicket defeat to their Banstead counterparts. Skipper Mat Dixon scored 51 but his side's 177-8 was comfortably chased down. Better news came from the 5th XI who went top of the Kent South Thames 1C table after beating Shooters Hill. Nick Frith scored an outstanding 116 not out as the Doggies posted 218-7 in their 40 overs. Obaidullah Ubaid then helped blow away the opposition with a superb spell of 5-11 in seven overs. Dulwich won by 128 runs and have a four point lead over second placed Ex Blues CC.

There was also a good win for the 6th in their game with OD CUACO. Shaker Ahmad (5-28) bowled well and young keeper Harry Chathli scored 54 not out to set up the six wicket win.

The Academy's Sunday fixture was unfortunately lost to the dreadful weather.

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


Holiday cricket

Once again we will be running weekday holiday cricket sessions for boys and girls aged 7-11 during the summer holidays, from 6 July to 21 August. The sessions are suitable for both beginners and more experienced players, and non-members are welcome. This year we will also be running Saturday morning holiday sessions for children who will have just completed Year 1 and Year 2 (our under 6 and under 7 age groups).

Click here for full details and instructions on how to book.

Please note that we expect these sessions to be oversubscribed so book in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to minimum coaching ratios we may need to turn children away on the day if they have not been booked in advance.


The Ashes contested at Dulwich!

We were delighted to host a two header game against Sydney Cricket Club and Ground at Dulwich on Wednesday 15th July.

The Midweek XIs squared up to the SCG's Over-40 and Over-50 XIs with the spoils shared at the end of the day and a victory apiece. Against the Over-40s,  Dulwich posted 276-9 in 40 overs with Gareth Cornick making 75 and Sean Keaton 53. Sydney C&G made 228-9 in reply to give Dulwich a 48 run victory. Both sides are pictures above. John Blennderhasset hit an unbeaten 60 for the other Midweek side but the Aussies had the better of that encounter, winning by 53 runs defending 198.

It was a great honour for our club to play against a team from such an illustrious venue. The touring party comprises experienced players some of whom have played State and international cricket down under. This year Dulwich was the first fixture to be booked on their tour and they will go on to play at a number of county grounds.

We were delighted to also host Sharief Ibrahim from our sponsor haart who presented SCG Over-40s skipper Richard Burton with the Man of the Match award.

Many thanks to those who played, umpired, scored and helped ensure this was a fantastic day of English-Australian cricket.

You can view a full set of pictures from the day here.


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.


Nets

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 matthewacraig@aol.com


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