DULWICH WERE thoroughly outplayed in their Travelbag Surrey Championship Division 2 match against Dorking last weekend, and were dismissed for just 54 to go down to defeat by 152 runs.
Dulwich put their opponents in to bat, and tight bowling by Assan Crawford-Khan and Kamran Munawar, supported by agile fielding, restricted them to nineteen runs off the first elevn overs. But Bradley Erasmus was able to break the shackles against the change bowling. He advanced to 60, off 81 balls, before falling to Salaar Waqar with the score on 84 in the 24th over.
His partner Tom Lister was stumped by Will Bancroft off Alex Gledhill in the next over, having taken a painstaking 63 balls for his eighteen. This brought together Charlie Kenway and Danny Douthwaite, who added 61 together in sixteen overs before Kenway also fell to Waqar for 24 to make it 145-3 after 41 overs. Andrew Harewood then helped Douthwaite add 48 in seven overs for the fourth wicket before Douthwaite was stumped off Patrick George for 56, off 66 balls. Two more wickets for Gledhill preceded a declaration after 50 overs with the score on 206-6.
With their three spinners bowling 34 overs between them Dulwich had got through their overs quickly, leaving them with 51 to get the runs. But this soon proved academic as Erasmus and Douthwaite followed up their batting feats by combining in a blistering opening attack.
A wicket in each of the first four overs saw Dulwich reeling on four for four. Guy Skinner and Sam Ellison provided some resistance, but Erasmus accounted for both to make it 26-6 after eleven overs. The openers were rested having bowled eight overs apiece, with Erasmus taking four for thirteen and Douthwaite two for eighteen. But the change bowlers proved no more accommodating.
A ninth wicket stand of seventeen, the highest of the innings, between Munawar and Gledhill took Dulwich past their previous lowest score of the season, but merely delayed the inevitable. Munawar was the only batsman to make double figures, having resisted for 47 balls for his ten.
Dulwich take just one bowling point from this match, and slip one place to ninth. This weekend they visit Bank of England, who are two places but just thirteen points above them.
Dulwich will be looking to avenge their 20 run defeat earlier in the season.
Result: Dorking 206-6 dec (50) beat Dulwich 54 (27.4) by 152 runs.