Winter nets

It is time to dust off the cobwebs, get in to shape after the holiday season, find your cricket gear and turn your thoughts to the 2016 cricket season. What better way than by attending Dulwich Cricket Club’s indoor nets and trying to emulate Ben Stokes’s stroke play, Hashim Amla’s defence and Jimmy Anderson’s continuous look of joy at being an international cricketer playing in 30 degrees with Table Mountain as a backdrop? Whilst, of course, also looking forward to those lovely aches and pains that we all get from the first few cricket practices!

Our indoor nets begin at the end of January with details as below:

Date: Sunday 31st January (to Sunday 17th April, except Easter Sunday 27th March)
Time: 6.00 – 8.00 pm (note change of time from last year)
Location: Dulwich College Sports Centre, Pond Cottages, London, SE21 7LE
Cost: £10 for full paying members, £5 for concessions (juniors, unemployed, students, etc)

Please note that there is no access for attendees to the Sports Centre car park; cars may be parked in the main Dulwich College car park.

Also note that existing members should bring their ID card; for new members you will be required to register with the Sports Centre and purchase anID access card (one off charge of £5). We have 4 lanes booked with a maximum attendance at each session of 32 people to ensure they run smoothly. As in previous years attendance will be on a first come, first serve basis.

These nets are open to all members and new players of all abilities and priority will be given to new members.Practice may not make you perfect but should certainly (or hopefully!) make you better!

Please contact Graeme Hough by e-mail with your availability for the first two sessions on 31st January and 7th February and to book a place – graeme.hough@hca.gsi.gov.uk or graemehough@sky.com


Sports Club introduces new bar cards

Dulwich Sports Club Council are in the process of upgrading the bar and bar facilities.

We have installed a new till, and from the 1st February it will accept the new "bar card" which members can use instead of cash to pay at the bar.

Bar cards for all members senior and junior can be obtained from the bar towards the end of January free of charge, replacement cards will be £3.00.

Members can charge/load their bar card at the bar with cash or credit/debit card then use it to pay when making a purchase at the bar.

A simple swipe and you have paid – you will receive a receipt which tells you how much you have spent and how much you have left on the card.

Non members, corporate bookings and cash/credit card buyers will pay a surcharge.

We hope this will be a welcome addition for all our members,if you have any questions, please ask bar staff or bar committee members – Peter Jackson, Allen Blackford and Gregory Wallyn.


Defibrillator Training

The Sports Club Council have arranged for training on use of a defibrillator to take place at the club.

This training is ideal for all cricket coaches and anyone involved games or training sessions. The session will take place on Saturday 27th February at 1pm.

Anyone interested in attending should contact bobjaffe@btconnect.com to book their place.


Dulwich CC introduce The John Lawrence Award – sponsored by haart

In recognition of the long service and outstanding contribution that Johh Lawrence has made to the club, we have introduced a new trophy to be awarded each season to the player who has made the biggest contribution and displayed real commitment to the club. In future years this will be awarded on a 3-2-1 points basis in every senior competitive match – including the senior teams, the academy and ladies games. In 2015 the selection committee and captains nominated and selected the winner. Nominations were received for 12 players all of whom had outstanding seasons – Ed Stolle, Salaar Waqar, Nick Hudson, Raj Tulsiani, Gareth Cornick, Abu Arabi, Patrick George, Kamran Munuwar, Graeme Hough, Julian Dean, Ubaid Obadullah and Kira Chathli.

We are delighted announce at our recent awards evening that the inaugural winner of this award was the deserving Kira Chathli who not only had an outstanding season for the Ladies team but also made her debut in the senior sides. Kira showed many that she has the potential to develop into an outstanding cricketer if she continues with the same commitment to and enjoyment of the game. It was especially pleasing that Kira’s family and teammates were there to see her pick up the award. In second place was Graeme Hough who yet again had an amazing season as he set the standard that the rest of us should try and follow. Third was Julian Dean who scored a masses of runs in the 4th team and was a considerable help to John Lawrence in the Sunday Development team.

At the awards dinner John Lawrence was delighted to present the trophies to all three and Kira picked up the main award of the night to go with her Players Player of the Year win. We acknowledge the great support of haart and were delighted they were in attendance for the evening.


Players of the Season announced at Awards Dinner

At our recent AGM and Annual dinner the following people won awards. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to our sponsors haart for their continued support of Dulwich CC! Kira Chathli winner of the John Lawrence Award, The Players Player of the Year and the Ladies Player of the Year an outstanding season (see separate article for more detail and the other nominations) Graeme Hough 2nd in the John Lawrence Award Julian Dean 3rd in the John Lawrence Award and 4th team player of the year Sam Krafft winner of the John Smith Award for contribution to the club

Ed Stolle – 1st XI Player of the Year
Raj Tulsiani – 2nd XI Player of the Year
Jeremy Jones – 3rd XI Player of the Year
Julian Dean – 4th XI Player of the Year
Lyndsay Morton – 5th XI Player of the Year
Jim Gibson – 6th XI Player of the Year

Academy Player of the Year – Patrick George

Development Player of the Year – Theo Chaudoir

The Lillee Award for a Junior Under 15 – Jonny Stone

The Whitbread Award for a Junior playing in Senior teams – Sam Ellison

Long time player Prasanna Callaghan provided a stunning curry to form the basis of a splendid evening for around 70 members. There was good representation from all sections of the club with the Juniors, Ladies and Volunteers being joined by all the senior teams. We thank Prasanna and his team for putting on such a meal which was well received. Thanks also to Noreen and her team at the bar who helped the night continue rather longer and later than thought, and to raffle ticket seller Matt Balch. Matt Craig also deserves thanks for selling the selection of wines and Zakir Rostami for being the designated photographer. Matt Dixon hosted the haart table and we were delighted to welcome our special guests to this celebratory event. We do really appreciate their contribution to our club. Alex Gledhill and Lyndsay Morton also provided the tunes for the evening. Thanks to Matt, John Smith and Tim Brown for organising the event.

As well as the awards thanks to all the volunteers was given particularly John and Jackie Howard, Sam Kraft, Allen Blackford, Keith Hunter, David Beck, Noreen, John Lewis and Jenny Pratt. Without our off field support we couldn’t operate as a club.

Graeme Hough gave a typical low key but tough speech praising all our teams and the various award winners and noting that local community cricket provided a really important role in the community and was able to hold its head up high whilst professional sport continued to stumble from scandal to scandal. As always Graeme set some teams the target of improving their performance next season.

Pictures of the evening can be seen by clicking here.


New Committee elected at the Dulwich AGM

At our AGM on the 12th November the new committee for the 2016 season was elected (and some late appointments just after the meeting). Please get behind the team and provide your time, energy and ideas as we push Dulwich forward to be the best club it can possibly be.

President – John Smith
Treasurer & Sports Club Council – Andrew Inglis
Secretary – Dan Peters
Team and Fixture Secretary – John Lawrence
Chair of Cricket – Graeme Hough
1st XI Captain – Alex Gledhill
Juniors Coordinator - Keith Hunte
Ladies Representatives – Lyndsay Morton & Jacqui Harris-Baker
Entertainments & Fundraising – Matt Dixon
Ground & Works – Matt Balch
Membership, Communications and Social Media – Oliver Steward
Lettings – Matt Craig
Welfare Officer – Vanessa Slade
General Committee – Jenny Pratt & Pan Pylas
Council Representative – Stuart Harmer

Thanks at the meeting were extended to the following members who have served on the committee but are stepping down for 2016 – Anja Kauschel, Tim Brown, Richard Blench and Alex Gledhill (who is back in another role).


Dulwich Cricket Appointments 2016

At the AGM on the 12th Nov the following captaincy and management roles were agreed for 2016

1st XI Captain – Alex Gledhill (v/c Ed Stolle)
2nd XI Captain – James Bridgland (v/c Oliver Steward)
3rd XI Captain – Graeme Hough (v/c Andy Bailey)
4th XI Captain – Matt Dixon (v/c Simon Bailey)
5th XI Captain – Simon Peters (v/c tbc)
6th XI Captain – John Smith (v/c tbc)

Ladies Captains – Lyndsay Morton and Kira Chathli

Academy Manager – Graeme Hough
Development Team Captain – John Lawrence (v/c Tony Ebert)

Thanks to those captains who are standing down Michael Currey, Gareth Cornick, Tim Brown, Matt Craig and Euan Johnson for their hard work over the previous seasons.


Clubmark

We are pleased to announce that we have been re-awarded Clubmark accreditation, recognising our commitment to providing the right environment for ensuring the welfare of our members and encouraging everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.


Fireworks night

Many thanks to all the parents and friends of the Club who came to the Bonfire party at the Sports Club on Saturday. It is a great earner for the club but also a special family occasion in Dulwich. All the sections pitch in and once more Stewart Harmer has led the way.

Stewart was grateful to John and Jackie Howard for the use of his gazebo and barbecue. He was well supported by a small band of volunteers on the night including Jenny Pratt, Allen Blackford, Mike Owen, Tony, Hannah and Thomas Cable. Stewart also roped in his friends James & Elaine, Steve Pollard, Justin Sutton, Tom’s mate Rod and Jim from Croquet.

Stewart was there early setting up on Saturday and also there clearing up on Sunday morning with Simon from the SCST.

A great team effort – well done and thank you.

We need more helpers next year!


Squash offer for cricket players

The new squash season started at Dulwich on 1st October – with a special winter membership scheme for available for Dulwich cricketers.

Members of the cricket section are able to join from from 1 Oct 2015 to 31 March 2016 for just £70.

If cricket members enjoy the experience and decide they want to carry on with their squash membership then they would pay the discounted full squash membership rate from 1 April 2016 for the rest of the season (till 30 Sept 2016).

For more information please contact Graham Ashton on graham.ashton@btopenworld.com


Have you seen our photo galleries?

Some excellent photographs from the 1st XI's match with Cheam at Burbage Road on 25th July can be found here in our galleries. Many thanks to Andy Cornick for these.


Junior teams success!

Click here for news of some outstanding performances from our youth section.


Discounted kit

A reminder that Beckenham Cricket Specialists (owned by club member Peter Rice) offer 20% discount off the retail price across the entire cricket range, to all club members & families.

New 2015 cricket ranges now in stock – at prices that compete with all the major online cricket specialists.

Beckenham Cricket Specialist

181A High Street
Beckenham Kent
BR3 1AH

www.beckenhamcricketspec.com
020 8663 3582