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Dulwich CC lose tight Worcester contest

For the second week on the trot a Dulwich Cricket Club contest was decided in the last over, but this time the Southwark were pipped at the post by Worcester Park.

Last Saturday Worcester won by a margin of five wickets after chasing down Dulwich’s total of 256/8 with just three ball to spare.

The previous weekend Dulwich has pipped Bank of England to win off the last ball of the game, but seven days on the tables were reversed.

In Dulwich’s total openers Ed Stolle and Tom Savill set the standard with an opening stand of 91, with the latter eventual ending up top scorer of the day with 94 off 106 balls. Ed Towner came in at the fall of the first wicket and although he helped put on 66 runs, at a slow pace, both he and Savill fell within a few overs of each other as the Dulwich innings began to stutter.

Rob Hill starred with the ball for Worcester, picking up five for 49 off seven overs, leaving Jon Lodwick to hit a late flurry of runs, 24 off thirteen balls, to ensure Dulwich went past the 250 mark in their 50 overs.

Dulwich struck quickly when they bowled as Naeem Iqbal took the first wicket with the score on thirteen in the sixth over.

Tight bowling by Iqbal, Lodwick and Leon Sealy kept the second wicket stand down to 43 in 11.3 overs, but Joe Hill’s dismissal, for 28 with the score on 56, brought in his twin brother Rob. The skipper then masterminded stands of 53 off 10.3 overs for the third wicket, 71 off 13.1 for the fourth, and 23 off 3.2 for the fifth.

He was run out by Stolle with the score on 203, having made 65 off 79 balls, and 54 runs were still needed off six overs. But with wickets in hand Rob Waite and Amer Saleem were able to go for their shots and levelled the score off the last ball of the 49th over. The winning run came three balls later.


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