Ladies Match Reports

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Archived Match Reports from 2011 season.

1 May Vs. Bells Yew Green (Away) Result: Bells Yew Green won by  102 runs. On a sunny, yet breezy day in May Dulwich Ladies took on a strong Bells Yew Green side on their home turf. Despite some good opening bowling from Theo Beck and Lyndsay Morton, Bells Yew Green put us under pressure from the start. Lyndsay Morton made a breakthrough in the 6th over dismissing Hannah Lautch for just 1 but Bells Yew Green’s batsmen then took advantage of a short boundary and some wayward bowling and scored quickly. Sam Hulcoop, bowling for the first time in a game for Dulwich, bowled excellently and was rewarded with a wicket in the 31st over, with the score on 230. Dulwich bowled tightly in the final overs and managed to restrict Bells Yew Green to 238 off their 35 overs.  We made a solid start with the bat with an opening stand of 38 between Theo Beck and Sam Hulcoop, before Theo departed for dogged 9 runs. Sam continued to strike the ball well quickly notching up the runs and made a good solid partnership worth 75 runs with Sophie Geldard. Sam then fell for a well played, fluid 57 runs, missing a looping ball that hit her off stump. Sophie continued to score at a good rate and finished the day on 31 not out, and was well back up by Grace Johnson who hit 6 runs before having to retire hurt.  All in all a good performance, particularly with the bat and some good bowling and fielding, but much to work on for our next game against Margate on 8th May.   29 August Vs. Redoubtables (Away) Result: Dulwich won by  40 runs. Dulwich assembled a motley crew of 9 players for the final game of the season. Taking on the development side at Purley Redoubtables, the team was ably captained by Sam Hulcoop. The skipper led the way with the bat, scoring a confident 41, with support from Lyndsay Morton who contributed a well made 10 – her highest score of the season. Sian and Charmaine saw out the final overs, contributing a further 16 runs between them. After a heavy but well-timed downpour at tea, the game resumed and Dulwich made an early breakthrough, with Sam coolly taking a one-handed catch off Lyndsay’s second delivery. Further wickets fell, including two run-outs thanks to Jax’s speedy fielding. Amy and Ellie took their first ever wickets, the latter thanks to Lyndsay’s safe hands. This was a strong team performance and a great end to the season. 8th August. Vs Margate (Away) Result: Margate won by 164 runs The weekend did not start on a particularly positive note when skipper Sophie Geldard (supposedly not drunkenly) fell over and badly bruised her toe, forcing her to with draw from the game on Sunday. Lyndsay Morton stepped in as captain for the day, with a reduced strength team of 9 players. It was a deceptively warm day in Margate, Lyndsay won the toss and chose to field first. Margate started strongly, despite some tight opening bowling from Lyndsay “Panda Eyes” Morton and Anne “Psycho” Sage and made 83 for the first wicket. Then an inspired bowling change brought the partnership to an end, Jane Ball making the break through in the 16th over. The next batsman came to the crease and from ball one was keen to up the run rate further, smashing the ball to all parts of the ground. She was soon out, deceived by some loopy bowling from Vicky “Ginger Ninga” Lay, who clean bowled her for 24 runs. Another wicket for Anne “Psycho” Sage and a great direct run out by stand in skipper Lyndsay Morton off the last delivery and Margate reached a huge 217 for 4 wickets off their 35 overs. Following a quick lunch Dulwich set about chasing down the large target, things didn’t start well, when “Slogger” Sam Hulcoop was deceived by a swinging ball and was bowled early on. Jane “Brigadier Block” Ball batted extremely well and frustrated Margate as she stayed for almost the whole innings, after coming in and facing the 2nd delivery. Some great shots played by Anne “Psycho” Sage who made a quick fire 10 runs and great innings by Jane “Brigadier Block” Ball of 10 not out were the highlights as a weakened batting line up struggled and were all out for 57. All in all given the circumstances and the fact that we were missing some key players, Dulwich Ladies played extremely well under pressure. There were some huge positives to take from the match, namely Jane Ball’s return to form with the ball and bat and some excellent fielding all round- Well done everyone! 18 July 2010. Vs. Bells Yew Green (Home) Result: Dulwich won by 3 wickets On a warm and sunny Sunday in late July we took on the dark horses of the league; Bells Yew Green, who have beaten both the top two teams in the league in their last two fixtures. After losing the toss we were asked to bowl on a wicket that has been unpredictable all season. After some tight opening bowling from Chloe “Solid as a Rock” Jackson and Lyndsay “Panda Eyes” Morton, Chloe finally made the break through in the 5th over, dismissing their opening batsman for 11, brilliantly caught behind by "Slick Mitts" Sam Hulcoop. Shortly after Bells Yew Green were reduced to 23 for 3 and were firmly on the back foot following a great catch from Anne "Psycho" Sage off the bowling of Lyndsay “Panda Eyes” Morton and a great run out by Sophie Carter. A fluid innings of 65 from Sarah Martins ensured Bells Yew Green made a respectable total of 123 all out, with 2 fantastic wickets from Jenny “the Mummy Returns” Brewin and another superb direct run out by Sophie Carter. Chloe finished the match with figures of 3 for 16 off 9 overs, Jenny Brewin with 2 for 17 off 6 and Lyndsay with 2 for 29 off 7. In return we made a solid start, with Chloe “Jackson 5” and Sophie “Geldof” Geldard sharing an opening stand of 55 until Sophie fell to a contentious decision by the umpire, caught behind for 18. Despite wickets falling around her “Solid as a Rock” Chloe Jackson continued to dispatch the ball to all parts of the ground with ease, she swiftly made 60 runs and saw the team to victory, with 2 overs and 3 wickets to spare. Notable contributions came from Sophie Carter who made a quick fire 6 runs and Charmaine Swart who supported Chloe to the end with a solid 6 runs. 11 July 2010. Vs. Spencer (Away) Result: Spencer won by 86 runs Super sub Sarah Swaysland saved us on a sunny Sunday Despite missing the Vice Captain, Dulwich ladies (plus Super-Sub Sarah who came in at the last minute) took on 2nd in the league Spencer at their home ground in Earlsfield and started the game brightly by taking an early wicket: a brilliant catch taken by Champagne Charmaine off Lilo Morton’s bowling.  Although this put Spencer on the back foot it only had a temporary effect as their number 1 took charge and supported her number 3 bat who went on to make a half century.  The combination of a great stumping and a few late bowling changes restricted the run rate for a while but the Spencer middle order settled and built a partnership which eventually took them to 188 runs for 3. With a rather daunting total to make, Skipper Sophie and Slogger Sam went out to work. Clearly missing the presence of her number 1 batting partner, Sophie got straight to work in the first over scoring 4 runs… however, the Skipper's impatience got the better of her and she sadly got bowled early in the 2nd over.  With the fall of this early wicket some teams may have struggled to get going but ohhhhh nooo not today…. Enter the Dragon(etti).  So, with Slogger Sam and Ellie ‘Don’t you forgetty’ Dragonetti, a positive and confident partnership ensued.  As the innings progressed, both players notched up healthy scores taking the team close to 80 runs.  The Dragon was slain and promptly replaced by HB Saucey who came in to continue the good work, in spite of her injured Achilles.  We managed to break the 100 barrier but fell some way short of the total set by Spencer in the first innings.  However, we took comfort in the fact that Shrinking Violet Sage held on to her wicket with some uncharacteristic but impressive straight bat shots and defensive strokes. Despite losing the game there were definitely some encouraging performances both in the field and with the bat and we plan to build on this when we take on Bells Yew Green at home next weekend. 4 July 2010. Vs. Sibton Park (Away) Result: Dulwich won by 10 wickets Another away game took us to the beautiful village of Lyminge (nr Folkestone) where we took on the young, but not to be underestimated, Sibton Park Ladies team.  With the first mission accomplished of winning the toss… well actually the first mission was to get to Folkestone in one piece and with a full team, so the 2nd mission was to win the toss which we did and elected to field.  Although it was sunny, a strong westerly wind allowed for some rather swingy bowling from opening pair Lyndsay ‘Lilo’ Morton and Chloe ‘Jacko’ Jackson.  Sibton Park tried to take control from the start with some rather risky yet effective batting but this did not last for long as Lilo Morton struck two fatal blows in the first 8 overs forcing two catches.  This was followed by another wicket from Chloe ‘Jacko’ Jackson taking out their opening bat's off stump.  This set the tone for the rest of the game as subsequent Sibton Park bats came and went.  They finally succumbed to our aggressive and well thought out attack and were reduced to 56 all out.  Special mention must go to Anne ‘swing it to win it’ Sage who took 3 wickets. After a sumptuous feast laid on by all the mum’s (and special mention must go to one of the Sibton Park player’s grannies for the best butterfly cakes in the world!) Sophie ‘Go get em’ Geldard and Chloe ‘run machine’ Jackson went out and knocked the runs off in 15 overs for no loss, a first for the season!  What an impressive winnage! 27 June 2010. Vs. Aldershot Result: Aldershot won by 67 runs We met in the morning with high expectations only to have them dashed by discovering that we were down to 9 players before we even set off. After a few frantic phone calls we finally found another player in the guise of Ellie’s sister, who travelled all the way from Salisbury to play. On the hottest day of the year so far it didn’t take long for things to heat up on the cricket field against top of the table Aldershot. After winning the toss Aldershot chose to bat first and scored at a rapid pace in the earlier overs and despite some innovative fielding changes Aldershot continued to dominate. After 20 overs we finally made the break through and got the wicket we deserved, we then took two more wickets but they powered on to 210 from their 35 hot, sweaty and hard fought overs. Following a quick tea and a dip in the paddling pool (provided by the opposition) we set about chasing down the target. We made a good start with an opening partnership of 60 runs, the partnership came to an end when Sophie was dismissed caught and bowled for 25. Chloe the run machine carried on strong and made 83 not out at the end of play with contributions from the middle order, most notably Jacqui Harris Baker with a solid 7 runs. After the 35th over we made 143 for 4 and took huge encouragement from batting out the full 35 overs, against a very strong side. 13 June 2010. Vs. Bells Yew Green Result: Dulwich won by 72 runs Match report to come. 6 June 2010. Vs. Spencer Result: Spencer won by 89 runs 23 May 2010. Vs. Margate Result: Margate won by 6 wickets Match report to come. 9 May 2010. Vs. Sibton Park Result: Dulwich won by 95 runs Match report to come.