Ponderous Purley pummelled by Dulwich
PURLEY suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Dulwich on Saturday.
The home side were inserted into bat by the Division One newcomers and that proved to be a good decision, with Purley capitulating to 54 all out.
Strangely the Ridge side did not give their wickets away, with their innings lasting nearly 46 overs, but they could not find a way to amass significant runs when faced by some obdurate bowling.
Opener Sonny Cott was run out by Simon May for two and number three Fuaad Syed followed soon after, caught by May off the bowling of Tom Savill for a duck.
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Captain John Fry made seven before he became Savill's second victim and Purley were three down for just 13 runs.
James Price then took over.
He took the next six wickets for the concession of 29 runs as Purley went from 13-3 to 52-9.
Only Siddhartha Lahiri and Tauseef Mehdi managed to make it into double figures, but only just as they made 10 and 11 respectively.
Forty-five long overs were brought to a close when Stan Somerford was the last Purley man out when he was trapped lbw by Chris Lester.
In contrast Dulwich did not take long to knock off the runs, putting Purley out of their misery in double-quick time, just over 18 overs in fact.
Edwards Carlton did most of the hitting as he notched up 44 of the 56 runs, with fellow opener Richard Farrow only managing eight, with the other four courtesy of extras.
Somerford, Nav Chaudhry, Shane Patel, Syed and Lahiri all had a bowl for Purley, but could not make any inroads whatsoever.
The result made it three straight heavy defeats for Purley, who will be hoping to get back to some kind of form when they travel to fellow strugglers Valley End tomorrow.