Durham Colleges Staff Cricket Club

Founded 1949

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Email: staff.cricket@durham.ac.uk

Summer 2019 Season

The Staff Cricket club is now in its 70th 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.

Anyone who fancies a game should email us or contact one of the club officials - we always have room for extra players!

NEWS:

David Hirst: the club was saddened to hear of the death of David Hurst in January. David opened the bowling for Staff in the 60s and 70s, and took 6-32 against Leeds University Staff in 1967.

Nets: Winter nets take place on Tuesday evenings from 9pm-10pm, starting 15th January 2019 and run until 19th March. They will be held at the indoor cricket centre at theĀ Emirates Riverside in Chester-le-Street (DH3 3QR). The cost will be £5 per person.

Easter Nets: Indoor nets have been arranged at Maiden Castle on Wednesday 27th March, Thursday April 4th and Thursday April 11th. Time 18.00 to 19.30. Outdoor nets have been arranged at Maiden Castle for Tuesday April 16th and Tuesday April 23rd, both 18:00-19:00.

Stats: For those who like their stats, we now have a Play Cricket website with the full scorecards.

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

Fixtures: First game is Sunday April 21st at Tynemouth - always check the on-line list for the latest situation.




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

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