Sat 21st May – 1st XI v Epsom

Dulwich 266-7 (50) beat Epsom 212 (42.3)‏

Dulwich amassed an imposing 266 runs for 7 wickets from their 50 overs in the latest round of their Surrey Championship Division 2 clash at Epsom and followed up by dismissing their opponents for 212 runs to secure a dominant 54 run victory.

Dulwich chose to bat first and got off to steady start, reaching 24 off the first 9 overs before losing Anil Mahey for 11 runs to the bowling of Stan Somerford, who conceded only 20 runs from his allotment of 10 overs. Majeed Jehangir joined Ed Matten and together they took the score to 108 in the 30th over before Matten was run out for 43. Richard Farrow, with 13, helped Jehangir add 33 but his dismissal was quickly followed by that of Stuart Ferguson as Dulwich wobbled at 144-4 in the 38th over. Tom Savill was the next man in and went for his shots from the start – adding 51 with Jehangir in 7 overs. Jehangir fell to Will Moore for 71, off 104 balls, having held the innings together for 35 overs.

 Savill was run out for 47 from only 29 balls, but the momentum was maintained by Mark Kelly who contributed a valuable 17 off 8 balls, and Nick Storey, who finished on 32 not out from 17 balls. From 158-4 after 40 overs Dulwich added 108 in the last 10 overs and 37 in the last 2, to finish on 266-7.

Epsom had no trouble keeping up with the run rate at the start of their innings, but lost wickets steadily as pressure built up. Savill had removed both openers by the 7th over but the score had already reached 35. Moore and Tim Johnson added a further 36 in 7 overs before Moore was lbw to Chris Lester for 17. Johnson raced to his 50 off only 55 balls, but wickets continued to fall at the other end, and Johnson’s dismissal, run out for 81 from 75 balls, reduced Epsom to 155-6 in the 30th over.

Tight bowling by Jehangir, with 2-37 off 10 overs, and Arun Mahey, 3-39 off 10, restricted Epsom to 183-9 after 37.2. A bright cameo innings by 17 year old wicket keeper Harry Elbrow dominated a last wicket stand of 29 with Stan Somerford before Savill returned to bowl Elbrow for 29 from just 28 balls. Epsom were finally all out for 212 with 7.3 overs to spare.

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