TRINITY MID-WHITGIFTIAN 108 (35.4) lost to DULWICH 110-1 (15.2) by 9 wickets
Dulwich totally outplayed their opponents to secure a crucial victory by nine wickets in their Ryman Surrey Championship Division 2 match at home to Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian.
Dulwich put their opponents in to bat, only to see the openers race to 19 off the first three overs. This proved to be a false dawn for Trinity as two wickets for Naeem Iqbal and one for Tom Savill quickly reduced them to 23-3 after 6.4 overs. The score crept up to 39, whereupon another wicket each for the opening bowlers, followed by a stupid run out, saw the next three wickets go down for six runs in 4.1 overs and leave Trinity on 45-6 after 15.2 overs. Laurence Bruggemann and keeper Saad Amin then doubled the score, putting on 45 for the seventh wicket in 12 overs. Frankie Brown removed Bruggemann for 18, and Iqbal returned to dismiss Amin for 31 with the score on 100. Brown picked up the last two wickets, both lbw, in successive balls, to dismiss Trinity for 108 after 35.4 overs. Iqbal finished with 4-40 off 11 overs, Brown had 3-27 off 10.4 plus two good catches, and Savill took 2-10 in a miserly spell of seven overs.
Savill then opened the Dulwich reply in partnership with Michael Currey, and took the Trinity attack apart. The 50 came up after only six overs and the score had reached 65 after 8.5 overs when Savill was bowled for 48, having faced only 28 balls. Currey, who finished with 28 off 45 balls, and Stuart Ferguson, 19 off 20, continued to score freely, adding 45 together in just 6.3 overs to see their side to a convincing nine wicket victory. Dulwich’s 110-1 had been scored off just 15.2 overs.
This win lifts Dulwich two places to sixth in the table and puts them 19 points ahead of Trinity, who remain in ninth place. Next week the competition reverts to 50 overs per side, as Dulwich play hosts to bottom placed Horsley and Send.