Where has the summer gone?
(Friday 17th June) Last weekend the skippers were looking at the sky, consulting their rule books and calculating run rates. This week doesn’t look any better. In the 1sts we ended up with a winning draw against Ashford. Battling to 194 for 6 with a return to form for Richard Farrow before he dislocated his finger whilst in the field. We all wish Richard a speedy recovery. Matching 49s from Tom Savill and Majeed as well. We bowled 32 overs and they were 121 for 4 and short of the required rate.
The 2s came away with an abandoned match Away at Sunbury. Really struggling to get to 160 all out with a battling 40 from Olly Steward and a 54 partnership with the consistent lower order Jamie Pettigrew. No wickets in 16 overs so we were probably glad the game was called off. The 3s had a real arm wrestle against Sunbury and came away with a winning draw. We were put in and Raj Tulsiani (58) continued his good form as we made 145. Sunbury were 87 for 8 when the game finished with good spells from Callaghan, Campbell, Gatenby and Jones. The 4s also picked up a winning draw at Sunbury. A similar total of 165 for 9 with Matt Ball top scoring with 52. We managed to get them 5 down in 16 overs but were thwarted by the elements.
The 5s got a good thrashing. Burgess Park made 258 in their 46 overs and we struggled to 99 for 8. Only highlight (you wouldn’t expect many with those scores) was 3 wickets on return for Rehan Malik. The 6s did manage to get the only win of the day against Old Colfs. We were put in and made 164 for 7 in 40 overs with the first ever 50 at Dulwich for Richard Beeching (reports he was after Faz’s spot in the 1s were over played – mainly by Beechy!). We then kept them to 138 for 9 in their 40 overs. 4 for Simon Peters and 3 for Joe Hale.
The 7s game was cancelled as the stars were utilised in higher teams and both Sunday matches were rained off!
The Under 8s beat Sutton quite easily making 309 (starting at 200 and we only lost 6 wickets) against Sutton’s 246 to win by 63 runs. A fine team performance led by Man of Match and wicket keeper Ben Mirchandani. The under 9s lost to Sutton by 37 runs a major factor being giving away 51 extras in an otherwise good bowling performance Max Swanson the only bowler not to give away any no balls or wides. We also lost 12 wickets to Suttons 5 – Devan Wasan and Noah Baker being undefeated. The under 11s lost to Reigate Priory on a damp and dismal day – we made a low score of 75 for 7 against strong Reigate bowling and fielding and despite battling hard we lost with 5 overs to spare. The under 15s beat Trinity Mid Whitgiftians.
- Tim Brown