Rain means Dulwich CC share points with Ashford

John Prendergast (24 June, 2015)

Rain interupts play as Dulwich draw.

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Dulwich Cricket Club managed to share the spoils with Ashford on Saturday in a rain affected encounter at their home ground.

The home side opted to field at the weekend and Ashford used up their full allocation of overs to accumulate 228/9. Frankie Brown and Salaar Waqar were able to exert some control during the Ashford innings, conceding just 35 off their first fifteen overs in tandem. Brown finishing with 6/42 off seventeen overs, his second haul of five or more wickets this season.

Dulwich were left with 45 overs to get the runs required and they got off to a bad start when skipper Michael Currey fell in the third over.

A heavy shower then drove the players from the field, resulting in the loss of three overs. Only nine balls were possible after the resumption before a much heavier downpour brought a longer interruption. Play finally resumed with another twelve overs deducted, reducing the innings to 30 overs. This left just 6.3 overs to score 44 runs and reach the new winning draw target of 125.

Brown fell in the next over for 38, but Stuart Ferguson and keeper Ed Hopkins were up to the challenge adding 40 for the fifth wicket and reaching the target with an over to spare. Both sides took five points from the encounter which meant Dulwich remain in seventh place in Ryman Surrey Championship Division Two.

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