Archive | June, 2011

7 June: Majeed magic as 1sts go top of the league

(Tuesday 7 June) The 1sts continued their run of good results with a win at home against Worcester Park. We have a won 4 lost 1 record without – I’m sure Anil and the team don’t mind me saying – as yet playing our best cricket all the way through each game.

After Anil Mahey and Ed Matten put on 66 for the 1st wicket Majeed again top scored with 70. Supported by two more thirties from Tom Savill and Richard Farrow we declared at 245-8 in 53 overs.

A constant fall of wickets which were shared around all the bowlers and with an over and a bit to spare we won by 104 runs. A long way to go but the win has put us in top spot.

The 2s had a tough day away at Weybridge but eked out a losing draw to take 1 point. Weybridge scored 245-4 and we replied with 140-9 with only Stuart Ferguson and skipper Richard Reid getting any.

There was a fine run chase from the 3s to win their game at DSG against Beddington.  Dave Gritton took 4 for 73 but Beddington set a challenging 247.  The selectors were told a thing or two as Andy Cornick (dropped from the 2s) made 50 and Stephen Hale (also dropped from the 2s) scored a stunning unbeaten 114 to win the game.  Difficult discussions ahead for Tuesday night. The 3s, like the 2s, are in 3rd position in their league. Read the full match report and the match gallery of the 3s great win>>

The 4s had a bit of a mixed day.  Having got off to a flyer we made 286 for 7 with Raj Tulsiani opening and making 132*.  For those who have seen Julian Dean play , he was 0* when we were 47-0!  Many bowlers were tried but we could only get 4 wickets as Sutton made 189 and we had to settle for a winning draw. The 4s, like the 1sts, are top of the table.

The 5s won an important game against ex-blues.  66 scored on one leg by Mal Persaud and 61 off 29 balls (scored off one shot supposedly – see match report) by Allen Blackford as we made 271-9 in our 46 overs. We struggled to get the wickets but in the last over Blackers took his 5th wicket to get us full points.

The 6s lost to Sidcup who scored 198-8 as Tim Storey took 5 for.  We were never really in a position to win the game but ended up with 163 with Chris Ford scoring 48. Read the full story>>

The 7s followed their win on tour with a draw at Abinger after a long travel. A lonnngggg match write-up from Jim Gibson and view the pics.

The Sunday 2s were victims of the weather and the development side were victims of exams and half term! For a roundup of the Colts from the weekend visit the Colts news page>>.

Thanks, Tim

Cricket Week round up

We had three good days of cricket despite having to cancel the club day scheduled for the Friday.

Tuesday – the Paralytics managed their second match in a row without rain.  Early wickets put them under pressure.  5 wickets from Tim Brown as the Paralytics tried to recover their innings left a very gettable target of 107.  Runs from Julian Dean and Joel Garthwaite and a 7 wicket win allowed all concerned to have an early beer.

Wednesday – Old Ruts batted first and made 181 with Jamie Hall taking 4 wickets.  I’m sure they thought they would win the game as they got us 9 wickets down with runs to get but who was at number 11 – that man Blackford to bring us home with Alzan Ahmed (finishing with 52*).

Thursday – Surprisingly Jack Lusk was kept back to number 8 but still managed to score a 20 ball 50 for Green Park Exiles alongside runs from captain, sponsor and owner Raj as the opposition made 304 for 7.  Bobby Iftikhar took 3 wickets but his figures suffered at the hands of Jack.  In reply a credible 216 – good that we had a visitor from Sports Turf to see 500 runs plus being scored in the afternoon.

Sat 28th May – 2nd XI v Wimbledon

Dulwich travelled to Wimbledon for the fourth game of the league season, with both teams having earned 3 wins from their first 3 games.

Skipper Reid continued his 0% toss success rate and Wimbledon invited Dulwich to bat first. The Wimbledon bowlers bowled well throughout the innings and despite many of the batsmen getting starts, nobody was able to push on and impose themselves on the opposition’s bowlers after securing a solid grounding  to the innings.

Gaz Cornick played nicely to push the run-rate up and Reid once again showed his value lower down the order with a typically feisty, determined, if not fluent, knock. With the help of 7 off the last ball of the innings courtesy of a wayward shy at the stumps hitting the keeper’s redundant helmet, Dulwich were able to post 202 for 8 from their 50 overs.

In response, Bobby once again bowled a superb opening spell and claimed an early wicket. That was pretty much it for the Dulwich bowlers as Wimbledon’s number 3, McNeilage scored an aggressive century with 11 4s and 5 6s to take Wimbledon to a comprehensive victory by 9 wickets. 

 A humbling bump back to earth for the Dulwich 2nd XI on a day when they came second best.

Sat 11th June – 1st XI v Ashford

Dulwich’s attempt to achieve a fourth successive win in their Ryman Surrey Championship Division 2 match at home to Ashford was thwarted by the weather and they had to settle for a winning draw.
After a late start, Dulwich were put into bat on a damp pitch. Opening pair Anil Mahey and Ed Matten found scoring difficult, with the first run not coming until five overs into the game before Mahey eventually fell to the bowling of Riaz Khan for five. Majeed Jehangir joined Matten to take the score to 37 off 16 overs before Matten also fell to the bowling of Khan for 14.
Mark Kelly helped Jehangir add 25 for the fourth wicket before falling for a hard fought one in the 25th over leaving Dulwich on 62 for three. Jehangir added a further 29 with Richard Farrow before falling for 49 from 81 balls. Farrow was joined by Tom Savill and together they consolidated, moving the total on to 107 for four after 39 overs. Having consolidated the pair then went on to up the run rate, adding a further 85 from the next eight overs. Savill was eventually caught on the boundary for 49, at better than a run a ball, before James Soulsby was run out from the next ball without facing. Farrow finished unbeaten on 66 from 62 balls, as Dulwich declared on a creditable 194-6 after 47 overs.
Due to the late start Ashford were left with 45 overs to get the runs. Chris Evans and Dan Rose found scoring just as difficult as the Dulwich openers, with Savill and Kelly conceding just three runs, all extras, in the first six overs. Evans fell to Kelly for two, before Harry MacDonald removed Ashford’s skipper Richard Mansfield in his first over after he’d scored a brisk 17 from just 18 balls. Rose was caught by off Jehangir’s bowling for 31 and Naim Iqbal was run out for one to reduce Ashford to 74-4 in the 25th over. Sam Gilmour and Ross Wright added 47 in 7.3 overs for the fifth wicket when rain brought an abrupt end to the match. Gilmour, the son of former Australian test player Gary – but no relation to Pink Floyd rocker David – finished on 47 off 57 balls, while Wright had made 17 off 20.
Ashford were still well behind Dulwich’s scoring rate, so the home side claimed the winning draw. Next week Dulwich are away to Esher.

2 June: The Sevens Win on Tour!

Weekly update 27th to 30th May- the Sevens win on tour!  



7s victory nears at Witham Friary, Somerset on Sunday

 (Thursday, 2 June)  On the 4th Annual tour to Somerset and Wiltshire over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend the 7th team won their first game of the season alongside two losses and one abandoned fixture.  Given the characters on the trip I imagine there was a lot of “well informed and considerate debate about a variety of issues facing the world today”. See the tour pics in two galleries>>

 On Saturday the 1sts played their last limited over game for the first part of the season and had another win to be at 3 wins and a loss and in 2nd spot although the top 5 are all within 1 point of each other.   At home against Farnham and on a helpful wicket our seam attack bowled well and with a good spell of left arm spin from Levi Olver they were all out for 151 in the 50th over.  In reply Majeed Jehangir again top scored as we won by 5 wickets in the penultimate over.

 No close game for the 2nds this week as they came up against a strong Wimbledon side 202 for 8 eked out in the 50 overs, James Siddle top score with 45.  Wimbledon got them 1 down and didn’t really give a chance.

 The 3rds were on top at DSG against Wimbledon with Charlie Kemp scoring his second century in a row.  A chanceless (until the end) 103 as we made 199 for 8.  Good bowling and fielding left Wimbledon requiring 30 off the last two overs but unfortunately some loose bowling and fielding under pressure allowed them to sneak home. Read the full report here>>

 No such dramas for the 4ths as they thrashed last year’s champions.  A fifty for Joel and Tarun 40* as we made 208 for 6.  We then bowled them out for 41 in 18 overs.  David Gritton the pick of the bowlers with 5 for 17.

 For the 2nd week in a row the 5ths lost a close game to an unbeaten team – Bromley Common.  We bowled and fielded well with Deb Biswas taking 5 for 24 on his return to Dulwich.  At 40 for 0 we had a chance and at 89 for 7 we had made it tough for ourselves.  Finally all out 10 runs short with 3 balls left. Read the full report here>>

The 6ths also lost to Old Elthamians (their 3rd team).  We made 184 for 6 with 50s for Alan Clarke and Mal Persaud.  They made them with 6 overs and 4 wickets to spare. Match gallery here>>

 On Sunday the 2s easily beat Alleyn Ad-hoc with Majeed Jehangir scoring 100 not out in a total of 280 for 6 and Qasim Hussain taking 5 wickets as we bowled them all out for 161.  In the Development side Tom Barnard took 5 for 57 as Old Tenisonians made 197 for 7.  Julian Dean then scored 90 as we came just short on 193 for 8 and that rare result – a draw. 

 – Tim Brown












Sat 4th June – 6th XI v Sidcup

Sidcup 198-8 beat Dulwich 163 all out

The sixth eleven were left to contemplate what might have been as they slipped to a third successive defeat  – this time against Sidcup’s fiths at DSG.  On a glorious early-June afternoon, skipper Craig called correctly for the first time this season and inserted the opposition.  Late call-ups weakened the batting a little, but saw sixth team debuts from Chris Ford and Joe Hale.

As has often been the case so far this season, dropped chances have been crucial in costing us games. Tevon Spencer (0-31) bowled a beautiful eight-over spell without any reward, though he was very unfortunate to see a good chance from opener Adrian Crust grassed when only a few runs were on the board.  He will bowl far worse spells for greater reward.

Matt Craig (1-21) bowled dependably, but was unable to make the breakthrough as both openers made themselves at home, apparently determined to cash in.  Newcomer Joe was introduced to the attack and bowled some good balls mixed with the odd wayward delivery which was punished – he was also unlucky as Crust tried to hook and hit it straight up in the air in the square as a transfixed fielder did not appear to want to move his legs a few yards to get in position before desperate urging from teammates seemed to wake him up, only for the ball to inevitably hit a bit of hand, then floor… sigh.

By drinks another 3 or 4 catches had gone down and the opposition were over the hundred mark with no wickets down at drinks.  Not ideal.  Scoring for the day, JL must have put something in the drinks as Dulwich mounted something of a comeback with Beechy (2-45) removing Crust for 68 and Stent for 40.  Tim Storey was next on to bowl and after an allsorts couple of overs bowled really well to rip out the next five batmen.  Dulwich even managed to start catching the ball, with 6 out of the 8 wickets caught.  180 was looking likely, but as Tim tired at the end of his spell, Sidcup punished some short stuff to finish on 198-8, with Tim the pick with 5-53.

The reply didn’t get off to the greatest start as Pratish Solanki was bowled for 4, but Chris Ford arrived at the crease and played positively.  Sadly, no one else was really able to stay with Chris who departed on 93-5, having made 48.  Sidcup used a number of promising youngsters along with the wily spin of Peter Newman who did most of the damage with 4-40.  Some lusty blows from Joe Hale and Matt Craig moved us nearer respectability, but in truth Dulwich were again well beaten, finishing 35 runs short.

With games against the top three sides out of the way, Dulwich will be looking significant improvement in the field and with the bat and to get some victories chalked up pronto!

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