The weekend rounded-up – 23rd May

Dulwich 2nd XI made it three wins from three to move joint top of the league on Saturday. A 168-run third wicket partnership between Matt Balch and Gareth Cornick was the highlight of a strong batting performance against visitors Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians at Burbage Road. Balch hit 98 and skipper Cornick a magnificent 107* in their total of 280-3 in 50 overs. Opener Chris Curran contributed 55 as his fine start to the season continued. The visitors were then limited to 170-6 in reply.

The 1st XI were beaten by six wickets on their travels to Walton-on-Thames while the 3rd XI were also on the wrong side of the result at home to a strong Weybridge team. Better news from the 4th XI, who can also boast an unbeaten start to the season after an exciting two wicket win at Oxsted and Limpsfield. Over 500 runs were scored in the afternoon – the hosts making first use of the pitch to complile a comanding 253-9 in their 45 overs. David Woods (4-64) and Tim Brown (5-58) both enjoyed success with the ball. The loss of four early wickets hampered the Dulwich chase before Mahatir Kauffurudeen (79) and keeper Shamim Ahmed (70) swung the advantage back to the Doggies. After both departed it was left to Woods to hit the winning runs with just two balls remaining. 

There was no 5th XI action this weekend, but the 6th XI campaign resumed with victory away at OD CUACO. After posting 150 in 39 overs, Jon Lodwick's 4-33 and economical bowling from skipper Matt Craig (9-3-14-1) and Lyndsay Morton (9-2-11-2) limited the hosts to 109 all out – Dulwich picking up 20 points for the win.

On Sunday the Development XI were edged out by Sidcup by five wickets, Graeme Hough taking 4-30 with the ball.

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


Golf day

You may have seen in the fixture card that the Dulwich Cricket Club will play the Squash Club on Friday 5th June at Dulwich and Sydenham Golf Club.

This will be the fourth time that the Bill Keenan Challenge Cup will be contested. The Cricket Club are the current holders.

We would like you to field a strong cricket team. The tees have been booked between 1.30pm and 2.00pm. Stewart Harmer and I will be meeting in the golf club bar from say 12-15pm.

We are playing 14 per team with seven four balls using stable ford scores. The team winning the most matches will win the Cup. The usual golf etiquette will be used and the Dulwich Cricket team will play in white tee shirts.

We will have a number of members playing so that we hope to arrange for non- members to play at around £25.

After the match, we will have a swift sherbet or two followed by a dinner and cup presentation starting at 7.00pm. Dinner will be £35 per person and the suggested menu is:

  • Crab fishcakes
  • Roast beef carvery roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings gravy etc.
  • Apple and blueberry pie and custard
  • Coffee

I hope that you fellow cricketers can play and join a very successful and enjoyable day.

Perhaps you could let John Smith know – mobile: 07831 638 775 or email to john@jgsmith.org.uk

John Smith
President


Kira Chathli scores first ever Dulwich Women's team 100!

Congratulations to 15 year old Kira Chathli on a fantastic start to the 2015 season for Dulwich Ladies, scoring a team record of 149 not out in an expansive knock against Leeds and Broomfield CC in the first game of the season.

This good form continued on Sunday against Reigate Priory CC, with a strong 86 not out. Kira has been playing at Dulwich Cricket Club since she was 8 years old; she has developed quickly through the ranks and is now an excellent all round cricketer. This was highlighted last summer by her selection for the Surrey Ladies Senior team as well as regularly playing in the U17 side. Kira is due to sit her GCSE exams over the next few weeks, so we wish her good luck with her studies. We predict great things for this young cricketing star!


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.


Subs now due

Subscriptions for playing and social members are now due.

PLAYERS’ ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS (to be paid by 1st May 2015)

  • Adult men – £175
  • Ladies - £60
  • Students over 18 at 1st May and in full-time education – £70
  • Students over 16 and under 18 at 1st May – £50
  • Adults who are playing members of another section – £100
  • Unemployed adults – £60
  • Social members – £25

MATCH MONIES (to include costs of teas)

  • Adults – £15
  • A concessionary rate of £10 is available for students and unemployed adults.
  • All players who have not paid subscriptions by 1st May will pay a match fee of £20 until the sub is paid

Please use the online payment system to complete your subscription.


Nets

Men's senior outdoor practice takes place at Dulwich Sports Ground every Tuesday night from 6.30pm.



Juniors holiday cricket

Details of holiday training courses for junior players now available here.


 

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