Our 2015 juniors membership renewal process is near completion. If you are an existing member and have yet to renew, please do so asap! Sam will be contacting people on the waiting list in the first half of March to advise whether they have spaces. Constraints on space, coaching resource and league team places mean that we place caps on membership in each age group and we anticipate that many age groups will be oversubscribed – so get in early if you are interested and wish your child to be wait-listed.
As at the start of March, we definitely have spaces for children in our Under 6 (Year 1) and Under 13 – 15 age groups, please please email Sam Krafft to enquire about spaces.
Training and games times 2015
Juniors training will start on Saturday, 25 April, and finish on Friday July 17. There will be a one week break during the May half term, so there are no sessions from Monday 25 May to Sunday 31 May (inclusive).
Times and venues are as follows:
Under 6 (Y1) - Saturday 9:00-10:00am (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 7 (Y2) - Saturday 10:15am-11:15am (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 8 (Y3) - Sunday 10:15am-11:45am (Dulwich Sports Ground, Turney Road)
Under 9 (Y4) - Thursday 6:00-7:30pm (Dulwich Sports Ground, Turney Road)
Under 10 (Y5) - Friday 4:30-6:00pm (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 11 (Y6) - Friday 6:00-7:30pm (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 12 (Y7) - Monday 6:15-7:45pm (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 13 (Y8) - Tuesday 6:15-7:45pm* (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Under 14/15 (Y9) - Tuesday 6:15-7:45pm* (Dulwich Sports Club, Burbage Road)
Junior women** - Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm (Dulwich Sports Ground, Turney Road)
*Under 13 and under 14/15 training runs fortnightly. Under 13s train on May 5, 19, June 2, 16, 30, July 14, 28 and August 11 and 25. Under 14s train on April 28, May 12,26,June 9, 23, July 7, 21 and August 4 and 18. Friendly games will be run in most weeks when there is no training.
** Mixed age session for girls in Year 4 and above.
A map of the venues is available here.
A full juniors fixture list and contact details for age group managers are set out here.
Once again we will be running weekday holiday cricket courses for boys and girls aged 7-11 during the Easter holiday, May half term and summer holiday. The courses are suitable for both beginners and more experienced players, and non-members are welcome. We will also run some Saturday morning sessions in the summer holiday for children aged 6-7.
Click here for full details and instructions on how to book.
Family quiz night fundraiser
Ten teams tackled the Family Fun Quiz on Friday 27th February with Scared Shotless running out the winners scoring 161 runs. They were six runs clear of second place, with all the teams still in contention in the last round.
Gayle Double C won the prize for the “Best Power Play” over. Despite a slow over rate at the start the quiz gathered momentum and the last few overs saw some heavy run scoring despite the fading light. The result was not secure until the last ball when Scared Shotless managed to hit the six that kept their slender lead intact. Two captains were called in to see the match referees but both provided reasonable explanations for untidy scoresheets and returned to their teams with their runs unaffected. Two parents were caught with phones in suspicious circumstances, but appealed successfully and were allowed to stay in the quiz. The umpires' decisions were questioned on a couple of further occasions (who thinks wasabi is something regularly eaten with fish?) but without snicko, hotspot and replays the original decisions stood.
Umpires Beechey and Blackford managed (somehow) to control a slightly unruly crowd – many thanks to both of them for the effort they put in both preparing the quiz and on the night. Thanks also to all the attendees, who contributed to an enjoyable and successful evening. Funds raised on the night have brought our net nets fundraising efforts to more than £3000, and we still have some great goodies in the prize pot!
Juniors pre-season get together and information evening
In lieu of our usual Sunday morning pre-season open day, we will be holding a social evening on Friday 24th April at 6pm to welcome new members to the club, provide information about training and playing arrangements for 2015, and have a general catch up, with the opportunity to ask questions of our coaches. There will be food available, a raffle, and an auction of recycled kit and equipment. Keep an eye on your email for more details.
Under 11s bring home the cup!
The DCC U11s won a tight, topsy turvy final against Sutton to win the NEC Surrey cup at Trinity Mid-Whitgiftians on Sunday 31st August. All the boys played their part in a terrific win but special mention goes to Isaac Shaw for a tremendous performance with bat and ball.
Player awards announced
Awards have been handed out to juniors across the Dulwich colt teams at our Juniors Day 2014 in September. Click here for details!
Find out how Dulwich's junior teams and players performed in 2014 here.
Juniors coach receives award at the Oval
Those of you attending the England vs India test at the Oval on 16 August may have seen a familiar face – Allen Blackford on the pitch receiving his Outstanding Contribution ECB Coach Award. We are lucky to have such a wealth of talent and experience in the Dulwich CC coaching team!