Bonfire night 2016!

Our annual bonfire night will take place this year on Saturday 5th November at the Sports Club.

Following last year's excellent evening, we are expecting another large crowd. Gates open from 5pm and we strong advise early arrival – preferably by 6pm – to avoid missing out on entry. Tickets are £5 per person with under-10s going free. There is no pre-sale of tickets.

As well as fireworks there will be food, drink and children's activities. For more information, including for disabled access, please contact Tim at secretary@dulwichsports.co.uk.

(photo: laymanslondon.com)

Massive end of season sale!

Don't miss Beckenham Cricket Specialists'  four day end of season sale.

Thursday 22nd September 9am – 5.30pm
Friday 23rd September 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday 24th September 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday 25th September 10.30am – 1.30pm

UP TO 50% OFF SOME ITEMS

20% discount off the RRP on all purchases & orders placed.

PLUS 10% OFF ALL OTHER SPORTS PURCHASES.

BCS Beckenham Cricket Specialists – 181 High Street, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AH
Tel: 020 8663 3582

Congratulations Ben Duckett!

Congratulations to Ben Duckett on his selection for both the England Test squad and the one day international team to Bangladesh this winter. As many members will know that Graham (Ben’s father) played for Dulwich from 1976 to 1987 where he was a prolific run scorer and wicket keeper. Graham captained the Saturday 1st XI in 1987.

Graham’s father was a loyal umpire for Dulwich (and the MCC) for many years and we are sure that Ben’s grandfather will be bursting with pride in the great Pavilion in the sky.

Dulwich players hope that Ben is staring out a long career for England and that Graham gets to see the matches.

Brother and sister act!

A little piece of Club history was created at Belhus last Sunday when Kira Chathli and her brother Harry each scored a half-century in the same innings of a senior Dulwich match. It has probably happened elsewhere in the world of club cricket, but never before have a brother and sister recorded fifties in the same match for Dulwich.

17-year-old Kira has already made a name for herself with centuries for the Ladies Team, but this was the first time she has reached fifty in a men’s match and she becomes the first female to achieve this landmark in the Club’s 149 year history.

Dulwich’s Development Team faced a daunting run chase when their Essex-based opponents clocked up a score of 280-7 in their 40 overs.  But although the target was beyond them, the young Dulwich side still replied with a commendable 203-5, which included 68 from Kira and an unbeaten 59 from 15-year-old Harry.

As an interesting postscript, Kira’s innings only came to an end when she was run out, in a mix-up with none other than… yes, you’ve guessed it - brother Harry!

The weekend rounded-up – 10th September

The final Saturday fixture of Dulwich Cricket Club's 2016 season was a friendly match arranged with ex-Dulwich stalwart Jeff Mascarenhas, who brought an Old Wilsonians Select XI to Burbage Road. The final ball of the 30 overs affair had Mascarenhas' Mangalisers requiring five to win with Dulwich eventually winning by three runs. Jimmy Gibson provides his final near-indecipherable match report of the season here.

Jeff was in touch after the encounter to say: "Just a note to say thank you for looking after the guys I brought down on Saturday – and for getting us all through a game of cricket with a lovely tea – on the old ground despite the dodgy weather. All had a good time in a game that went right down to the wire and on a day which produced typically wonderful Dulwich hospitality – both at the Club and for the remaining few, in the restaurant later."

Many thanks to Jeff and Old Wilsonians for helping us complete our season. 2016 has certainly been eventful and, in many instances successful. A full round up of the season will appear here soon.