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Summer 2024 75th Anniversary Season

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The Durham Colleges Staff Cricket club (DCSCC) is now in its 75th season, having been formed on the 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.

We have a very active WhatsApp account – if you wish to join please email [email protected]

NEWS:

Indoor nets: Out of season, nets are booked indoors at Maiden Castle 7-8pm Mondays and Thursdays. These restarted after Christmas on Monday January 8th 2024. All welcome. There will be a small charge per person.

Next games: Watch this space!

AGM: the 2024 AGM took place on Tuesday January 23rd 2024 at 7pm in the Philosophy Department. The minutes can be viewed here.

Annual Dinner: The annual dinner took place on Friday October 27th 2023 at Grey College.

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

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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 University’s Riverside ground.

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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.

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The Beamish Colliery Cricket Final took place at Emirates Riverside, the home of Durham County Cricket Club, on 22nd September 2018. Staff beat Knights by 11 runs.

Alarmingly it seems we are now on Instagram!