Dulwich reach the quarter finals of the Halford Hewitt

What a great week it has been.  Dulwich were playing at Royal St Georges on Thursday and Friday and secured comfortable victories against Wellingborough and Felsted.  On Saturday morning in the last 16 we also had a comfortable win against St Pauls.  Loretto however proved one step too far and we succumbed to the team that went on to win for the third straight year.

When The Head Master of Dulwich, Joe Spence, was told that we had reached the quarter finals he said ‘bloody hell that’s brilliant’.  I couldn’t agree more.

The team order was the same for every match and the big hitting Jonny Waugh partnered the ever improving Felix Suther-Jones off top.  The exciting new pairing of Guy Tillson (appearing in his first Hewitt) and Chris Cowen went off second and beat everyone except the astonishing Loretto pairing.  Then the unbeaten pairing of Freddie Neden and Jonathan Swinney provided strength in the middle of the pack.  Hugo Avshu and Felix Truckel went off fourth with the elder statesmen of Alex Charawani and Ameet Patel off bottom, also unbeaten in this years tournament.

It was an absolute pleasure to captain the team and I would like to thank Duncan Anderson for encouraging the youngsters over the years. It is due to him that I think we will have many successful campaigns in the years to come.

Thanks also go to all of the SODS who yet again provided the biggest crowd of supporters, and also to Trevor Llewelyn who took some amazing pictures including the one above.

See you all next year.

Roger Kelly