Sat 19th May – 1st XI v Spencer
SPENCER 168 (38) DULWICH 113 (41.2)
Dulwich got off to a good start in their Ryman Surrey Championship Division 1 clash at Spencer, but were unable to force victory and went down to defeat by 55 runs.
Spencer chose to bat but lost three wickets in the first four overs, with Mark Kelly striking with his 2nd ball and Charlie Leonard taking a wicket in each of his first two overs. Kelly struck again in his 5th over to reduce Spencer to 20-4. Skipper Neil Baker, having survived two chances, launched a counter attack, adding 60 in 10 overs for the 5th wicket with Chris Baumann, who fell to Chris Lester for 22, off 25 balls. Tom Savill then took two wickets in the next over to reduce Spencer to 83-7 after 20 overs. Hopes of dismissing them cheaply were thwarted as the last three wickets more than doubled the score. Baker was joined by Patrick Turk, and together they added 22 before Savill removed Baker for 45, off 71 balls, with the score on 105. Turk then added 48 for the 9th wicket with young Afghani Asif Mohamadi, who fell to Arun Mahey after scoring 17 off 21 balls, and 15 for the last wicket with Steve Lewis, who was lbw to Kelly for 9 off 12 balls. Spencer were dismissed for 168 off 38 overs, with Turk, who finished his innings batting with a runner, remaining not out with 38 off 61 balls. Savill and Kelly both finished with 3-50. The Spencer score was boosted by 28 extras, including 23 wides.
The Dulwich innings also got off to a poor start, with both openers falling in the first three overs with only 6 runs on the board. South African OP James Price kept the scoreboard moving, but wickets fell steadily at the other end. Kelly, with 11 off 25 balls, helped Price add 29 for the 5th wicket, and Price then added 20 for the 6th wicket with Nick Storey. Price fell for 47, made off 78 balls, with the score on 89 in the 31st over. Storey battled on to 19, off 42 balls, before being 9th out in the 40th over, and the innings ended soon after on 113 to give Spencer victory by 55 runs. Mohamadi finished with 4-16 off 8 overs.
Dulwich will be hoping for a better performance next week at home to Cheam.