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