Annual end of season dinner – POSTPONED
This year the Dulwich Cricket Club dinner is now likely to take place on Saturday 14th November.
More details to follow.
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
Squash offer for cricket players
The new squash season started at Dulwich on 1st October – with a special winter membership scheme for available for Dulwich cricketers.
Members of the cricket section are able to join from from 1 Oct 2015 to 31 March 2016 for just £70.
If cricket members enjoy the experience and decide they want to carry on with their squash membership then they would pay the discounted full squash membership rate from 1 April 2016 for the rest of the season (till 30 Sept 2016).
For more information please contact Graham Ashton on firstname.lastname@example.org
The weekend rounded up – 5th September
The end of the league season on Saturday and Sunday brought different fortunes for Dulwich’s teams. The most important fixture was the 1st at Purley where we needed a win or at the very least 3 points to avoid relegation from the 2nd division of the Surrey Championship. In a solid batting display the two Eds, Hopkins with 44 and Stolle with 86 continued their own good late season individual form to help us get to 209 for 7. Two points gained. We used seven bowlers to try to wrest control from Purley but were not quite able to do so as they won by 4 wickets but we did manage to pick up another 2 points to just finish 1 point above Cheam. If points had been level we would have stayed up anyway as we had won more games.
The fourth team went into the game top of the league but in losing the toss had the worst of the conditions. Batting first we made a total of 169 and despite a solid all round bowling effort we were only able to get a strong Reigate Priory side 8 down. Wimbledon thus won the league and we slipped back into 3rd place. So ended a pretty successful season tinged with sadness at coming up just a bit short in continuing the 4s great recent record.
The Ladies on Sunday also just missed out on the Twenty20 title. Two games in the day and losing to eventual winners Catford Wanderers in a low scoring and tight game in the first game was crucial. We didn’t let the disappointment upset us in the second game as star of the season Kira Chathli (67*) and skipper Lyndsay Morton (26*) combined in an unbeaten opening partnership of 113 for a 10 wicket win over Leeds & Broomfield. The Ladies also finished third following their 6th place in the 40 over competition earlier in the season.
The fifth team weren’t playing but missed out on promotion as other results refused to go our way. Losing three games to bottom half sides eventually cost us dear. The sixth team did play and lost a lowscoring game at DSG to HSBC finishing 8th in the division. No doubt availability and pullouts across the teams cost us in terms of consistency of performance.
The third team won despite a rather dramatic start. 7 wickets down at drinks we eventually made 184 with Nick Frith a quick fire 47 and the ever dependable Jeremy Jones 49 rescuing the team. A solid bowling performance with Graeme Hough 3 for 10 and Ben Lester 4 wkts spinning us to victory. A season thatstarted well and then risked relegation ended up with us in 4th place although 4th, 5th and 6th ended up on exactly the same points.
Another promising season for the second team where we were ultimately unsuccessful in our promotion challenge also ended with a win at Dulwich against Purley. After we made 191 with Tom Savill 48, Raj 46 and skipper Gareth Cornick 55 contributing the bulk of the runs a really strong all round bowling performance saw us win by 42 runs. In the end we finished 4th in the table with many fine individual performances just not able to keep the team consistently in the promotion places.
Whilst the important thing is the success of the sides it is worth noting the following individual seasons. Julian Dean was the highest scorer in the whole of the 4th team premier division with 543 runs and Graeme Hough (42 wkts) far ahead with the most wickets in the 3rd team premier division. Close behind were Kamran Munawar with the ball and Raj Tulsiani with the bat in finishing in 2nd and 3rd spots in the stats for the division. Kira Chathli also had an amazing season with games for Surrey, the Ladies and both the 5th and 6th mens teams. She scored 585 runs for the ladies with an average of 146.25 – I suspect we will be seeing a bit more of Kira over the coming seasons.
Now for a few months off before pre season training.
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.
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