Sat 30th July – 1st XI v Epsom

Dulwich 219-8 declared (50 overs) beat Epsom 179 all out by 40 runs

Dulwich returned to their winning ways in their Ryman Championship Division Two fixture with a forty run victory over bottom placed Epsom.

Epsom put Dulwich into bat but failed to take their chances as the openers prospered. Cambridge student Tom Deasy and skipper Anil Mahey put on for the first wicket in thirty overs. Deasy was first to go for 65 off 98 balls followed by both Mahey brothers. Anil made 55 of 97 balls and Arun quickly departed. Nick Storey joined the experienced Majid Jehangir at 130 for three wickets and gave him solid support AS Jehangir raced to fifty off 44 balls. The pair added 64 for the fourth wicket before Storey was run out for 12. The dismissal sparked a collapse in which Dulwich lost a wicket in which Dulwich lost a wicket in each of five successive overs as the score declined from 194-3 to 219-8. Jehangir was fifth out for 57 off only 50 balls and scored out of 75 runs while he was at the wicket. Seeking an early declaration, Dulwich declared in the fiftieth over on 219-8 with James Soulsby not out on 13 off ten balls.

Epsom’s overseas player Pubi Chandrasekera dominated the reply as he scored 26 out of an opening partnership of 37 in 9.3 overs with Ben Hudson who lbw to Chris Lester for 5 runs. Solly Shah joined Chandrasekera in a stand of 46 for the second wicket before Arun Mahey dismissed both batsmen – Chandrasekera for 48 off 64 balls and Shah for 26 – in a spell of 2-33 in seven overs. Jehangir and Levi Olver then worked their way through the rest of the Epsom batting order aided by two run outs. Only Phil Edwards with 20 and Will Moore with 44 not out reached double figures.

Dulwich’s Jehangir finished with 3-61 off 16 overs and Olver 2-18 in six overs  as Epsom were dismissed for 179 with just less than five overs to spare. Dulwich’s victory keeps them in second place. Next week the league reverts to the fifty over a side format as Dulwich visit Walton on Thames.

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