CAMBERLEY 286-4 (50) beat DULWICH 207 (48.4) by 79 runs
A target of 286 proved too much for Dulwich in their Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 2 match at Camberley, and they went down to defeat by 79 runs.
Camberley elected to bat, and the openers had put on 26 in seven overs when Naeem Iqbal took the first wicket. Tim Burns then joined his skipper Max Shoveller and they had added 39 for the second wicket in just 5.1 overs when Leon Sealy dismissed them both in successive balls, Burns making 23 off just 16 balls, and Shoveller 35 at a run a ball. This brought together James Day and New Zealander OP Marty Kain, who added 180 together in 33 overs for the fourth wicket. Burns fell to Alex Gledhil, having made 77 off 88 balls, with the score on 245. Kyle Philander then helped Kain add 41 in 4.3 overs for the undefeated fifth wicket, taking the score to 286-4 after their 50 overs. Kain had survived an early life to finish on 120 off 126 balls, and Philander 13 off 12. Sealy, who took 2-29 off nine overs, was the pick of the Dulwich bowlers.
Day and Philander then opened the bowling and Day struck twice in his first four overs to make it 16-2. Will Bancroft joined Ed Stolle, and the pair added 80 in 15 overs for the third wicket. The partnership ended when Bancroft injured himself while completing a sharp single. He called for a runner, but was then out next ball. His 37 had come from 48 balls. Stolle’s dismissal for 63, made from 83 balls, sparked a mini collapse in which four wickets fell in 9.3 overs for 24 runs. Sealy joined Iqbal with the score on 147-7 after 36.4 overs, and the pair had added 32 in eight overs when Sealy fell for 8. Levi Olver then joined Iqbal and the pair lifted the score to 197 before Iqbal was out for a well made 46, off 61 balls. He had almost seen the side to a third batting point, and Olver and Gledhill completed the job, taking the score to 207. Olver fell for 10, leaving his captain undefeated for a second week.
Dulwich have thus had one win and one defeat from their first two matches, and stand 7th in the table with 23 points. Next week they have a home tie against newly promoted Bank of England, who have lost both their matches and are currently one place below them.