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CLEAN SWEEP!! All sides victorious this weekend

Tons for Shahzaib Hassan, Rishi Roy-Mukherjee and Vic Kandampully

The 1s had a comfortable victory over Sandwich at home, thanks to a commanding innings from Shahzaib Hassan, who hit 20 fours and 8 sixes in his 176. This lifted Blackheath to 315/6, which Sandwich were unable to match, as Jahid Ahmed (3/31) and James Hands (3/24) turned the screw to bowl Sandwich out for 144.

The 2s also passed 300, on the back of a big opening partnership between Rishi Roy-Mukherjee (101) and Mitu Ahmed (56). Canterbury's chase of 310 was stymied by wickets at regular intervals throughout the middle overs from Rishi and Aalok, and they were only able to muster 253/9. 

For the 3s, man of the match Rez Karim transcended a poor pitch with a dominant performance, taking 3 wickets, effecting a run out, and making 75 from 61 balls to edge Blackheath across the line by one wicket in an exhilarating run-chase. 

Peter Deal (72) and Sho Mollick (89) had a match-winning partnership for the 4s. Saidul Chowdhury (6/24) and Nikhil Chouguley (4/35) then made sure that Oakfield got nowhere near the 210 they required for victory. 

Swapnil Wipat top-scored with 54 in the 5th XIs hard-fought victory over Wickham Park. Tight bowling and fielding meant that Wickham were restricted to only 177/5, chasing 192. Meanwhile, the Mighty 8's rolled Beckenham for 76, with 3 wickets for Tesco and Hartaran. They then chased in 18 overs, with Spidey making 35*. 

Finally, the David Fox Cup was retained on Monday. Blackheath reached 250 thanks to a century for Vic, and 66 for Sohayl. OD Cuaco were pegged back by accurate bowling and some safe catching, reaching 176/8 by the close.

Blackheath Cricket Club is one of the leading cricket clubs in London. Formed over one hundred and fifty years ago and sporting a colourful history, Blackheath fields 6 league teams every Saturday, up to 3 teams on a Sunday and also operates an extensive youth section.

The 1st XI play in the Premier Division of the Kent Cricket League, which is one of the strongest amateur cricket leagues in the UK. The Club’s 2nd and 4th XIs also play in the Kent League structure, while the 3rd, 5th and 6th XIs play in the Kent Regional League - often against the 1st or 2nd XIs of other clubs.

Since 1886, the Club's main ground has been the Rectory Field. The Club also has an attractive, high-quality second ground at the old Royal Military Academy in Woolwich. 

The Club’s six Saturday XIs, Sunday teams, midweek programme, youth section and vibrant social scene mean there is a place for everyone from current internationals to the youngest colt.

We seek to enable all our members to play at the appropriate level of cricket for their ability, while enjoying the social and cricketing benefits of being part of a larger club.

Blackheath has one of the leading youth sections in the UK, regularly progressing to the latter stages of the ECB National U13 and U15 Cup competitions. As an ECB Focus Club with Clubmark accreditation and a wealth of experienced coaches, Blackheath provides an environment where young people can enjoy the game recreationally but also supports a steady stream of young people to access county age-group squads.

Blackheath Cricket Club is situated in the London Borough of Greenwich but serves much of central south and east London. As such, the Club prides itself on a diverse membership. We are proud that so many players - from all corners of the UK, and from all around the world - can call the Rectory Field "Home".

Senior outdoor training
Training is from 18:00 on Wednesday at the Rectory.