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Summer 2022 Season

The Staff Cricket club is now in its 73rd season, having been formed on 1st December 1949. It is open to any member of the University staff, whether technical or academic, who fancies a friendly game of cricket on a nice warm summer evening (apart from the 29 days in May when there is a biting Easterly wind howling across Maiden Castle!). All standards are welcome, from current Test players to those who have never lifted a bat in anger before!

We play most of our matches on weekday evenings, in a limited over format (20 overs per side), which means we are usually finished by 8-9pm depending on time of year, rapidity of our batting collapse etc. We also have a few longer, Sunday afternoon matches. Anyone who fancies a game should email us or contact one of the club officials – we always have room for extra players! We also welcome new players to our nets at any time.


AGM: the 2022 AGM took place online on Tuesday April 12th at 7pm. The minutes are here.

Fixtures for 2022: The next game is at 6pm on Tuesday August 9th v Wearmouth XI at Wearmouth.

Annual Dinner: The annual dinner will take place on Friday September 16th at the Hotel Indigo.

Club kit: Cricket gear with the club logo can now be ordered on-line from Surridge sports.

New record! Staff made the highest score in their history on Sunday April 18th 2021, scoring 219-4 in 35 overs against Kings School Old Boys

Alarmingly it seems we are now on Instagram! 

The Beamish Colliery Cricket Final took place at Emirates Riverside on 22nd September 2018. Staff beat Knights by 11 runs.

The game on Aug 22nd 2006 v Durham City IIIs marked Peter Collins’s retirement from cricket, after 41 years of keeping wicket for Staff (and 60 years behind the stumps overall!), having made his debut on 3rd May 1966 against St Cuths.

The team who set a new record DCSCC 20-over score of 176-4 against St Aidan’s B on 17th June 2017 at the Riverside ground.