Sun 31st July – Academy v Beddington
A disappointing all-round performance saw the Dulwich Academy side crumble to a ten wicket defeat in their Surrey Trust League game at Beddington.
Dulwich were put in to bat, but lost two wickets in the first four overs with only 7 runs on the board. Sunil Mahey gritted it out for a hard fought 12 off 64 balls, but most of the other early batsmen got out to loose shots as Dulwich struggled to 53-5 after 22.3 overs.
Tarun Mahey then went on the attack, scoring 29 off 28 balls and sharing a 6th wicket partnership of 39 in 10.5 overs with debutant Aidan Fleet, who showed the necessary application in batting 50 balls for his 12. Fleet’s dismissal was the first of four wickets to fall for 21 in five overs, and it took a swift 9 not out off 7 balls by Seamus Betts to raise the total to 119-9 after 40 overs. 26 of those runs had been scored as extras, including 19 wides.
Fears that this would not be enough were soon realised as a succession of wides and no balls saw 25 on the board after 7 overs, with only two of those runs coming off the bat. Four chances went down as the openers cruised to their target in 26.4 overs, with Sonny Zaman making 36 off 88 balls, and skipper Antony Down 48 off 76 balls. The total was boosted by 38 extras, 25 of which were wides.
The team conclude the league section of the season on Sunday at Burgess Park and hope to end this part of the competition with a positive result.