Sat 24th Aug – 1st XI v Camberley
DULWICH 251-8 (50) v CAMBERLEY – Match Abandoned
Dulwich posted their highest score of the season in scoring 251 in their Ryman Surrey Championship Division 1 match on a miserable day at Camberley, but in the end the weather proved the winner and the match had to be abandoned.
Dulwich were put in to bat, and their innings revolved around two major partnerships. Anil Mahey, with 59 off 87 balls, recorded his second fifty in successive innings, and put on 85 for the second wicket with Jonathan Lewis, who made 54 off 65 balls. The dismissals of these two and Ed Stolle, who fell for 11, paved the way for a fifth wicket partnership of 61 between Gareth Cornick, who hit 30 off 39 balls, and Stuart Ferguson, who went on to make 43 off 45 balls. A late flurry by Naeem Iqbal, whose 19 off nine balls included two sixes, helped his side to finish on 251-8 after their 50 overs.
Steady drizzle had persisted for most of the Dulwich innings, but the rain intensified as the players went in for tea, and it soon became apparent that there was no chance of a resumption. The match was therefore abandoned, with both sides picking up one point.
Next week Dulwich host second placed Valley End, who remain one of four clubs in contention for the second promotion spot behind champions Leatherhead.