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Summer 2023 Season

The Durham Colleges Staff Cricket club (DCSCC) is now in its 74th 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.

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


Winter nets: winter nets are currently taking place every Monday and Thursday from 7-8pm indoors at Maiden Castle. Thursday sessions are often followed by a short visit to a local hostelry! In a change from last season there will now be a charge of £2-3 per person per session (this will be billed every couple of months or so – no need to bring cash on the day).

AGM: the 2023 AGM took place at 6pm on Thursday March 9th in Grey SCR. Minutes will follow shortly.

Fixtures for 2023: The preliminary fixtures are now online.

Annual Dinner: The annual dinner took place on Friday September 16th 2022 at the Hotel Indigo. A good time was had by all!

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

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

Alarmingly it seems we are now on Instagram! 

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.