Plans for outdoor nets

Arrangements

We want to get started outside as soon as possible so the plan is for the senior men’s sessions to take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at our main ground (address below). At the start we are happy for players to attend as they see fit and are able.

But in a few weeks (probably from the end of April) we will move to a more structured arrangement, with the 1st and 2nd XIs practicing on a Thursday and the remainder on a Tuesday. This split is not ideal but helps manage the expected numbers and also allows the 1st and 2nd XIs to have a focused practice.

First practice sessions

The first outdoor practices are therefore scheduled for this week on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th April at our main ground as below. Start time is 6.00pm for these early sessions but will move more towards 6.30pm once the weather and light improves. We appreciate that people may struggle to get there for this time but we would encourage people to come as and when it is possible.

Address: Giant Arches Road, off Burbage Road, Dulwich SE24 9HP

Restrictions and managing expectations

We all know the weather has been bad and we will be extremely limited in what practice we can undertake outdoors. Our nets are OK to use but the outfield is very wet. We are also limited at this time of year by the amount of light. At present batsmen would be struggling much beyond 7.15 or so, if that.

Depending on numbers and what time people arrive it may therefore not be possible for everyone to have a bat but we will try to arrange things such that people get as much benefit as possible. Players should make their own judgment as to what time they would be able to get there and the amount of practice that would be possible.

Bad weather

The forecast for this week is not great but we want to give ourselves the best chance. We will make a decision on whether the training is going ahead around mid-afternoon. We will do our best to e-mail around everyone to let them know, and will also put a quick message on the website.

If you do not see anything or hear anything then presume the session is on. But please also use your common sense if the weather is obviously bad.

Hopefully that covers most things but any questions or concerns let me know.

Graeme Hough
Chairman of Cricket

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No Dulwich CC Indoor Nets on Sunday 18th March

Due to floor replacement work at Dulwich College Sports Centre there will be no indoor nets on Sunday 18th March. Depending on how long the work take there may also not be a session on Sunday 25th March. Look out for confirmation of this over the next week or so.

Also keep an eye out in the next couple of weeks as we plan things for the start of the season. In particular arrangements for future indoor and outdoor nets, pre-season matches (weather permitting of course!!) and other general messages as we prepare for what will hopefully be a successful 2018 season.

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Win a Holiday to Mauritius from our sponsor Travel Designers!

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All at DCC are very welcome to pop in on Thursday 7 December from 1-7pm to ‘Meet the Team over a festive cocktail and mince pie’ at Travel Designers, (Balham, 8 The Boulevard, Balham High Rd SW17 7BW), our club sponsor and a local independent travel agent.

Join them to pick a present from their tree, prizes range from an amazing 6 night stay in Mauritius, a 3 night break in Crete, £1000 Kuoni holiday vouchers, Champagne, afternoon tea, complimentary hotel nights, a massage with Ten Six Two, £170 to spend with Teal London, a £50 holiday voucher and a Jo Malone gift set amongst many many other prizes! They also have some wonderful local choirs to create a wonderful festive atmosphere!

RSVP for catering purposes to the link below or directly to Kelly@traveldesigners.co.uk

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/m?oeidk=a07eem0g0vr21601249&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

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AGM – Thursday 16 November – 7.45pm

I hope that you have received details of the one hundred and fiftieth Annual General Meeting of your Cricket Club on Thursday 16th November 2017 in the Pavilion. We will start promptly at 7-45pm.

The AGM is an important feature of our club and I hope that you can attend. We will discuss the past season, elect a new committee and the skippers for 2018 together with planning for the next season. At the meeting, we will also vote for the Players' player in 2017 – the form is attached. Please complete the form and send to Dan Peters.

The meeting is your opportunity to participate in the future of your club and shape key actions to ensure success in 2018. This years agenda is attached here and the minutes from last year's meeting are attached here.

As you will be aware, the nominations of captains is a process wherein interested parties are asked to volunteer their services to the Chairman of Cricket, Graeme Hough. The committee received the nominations and a list of recommendations for skippers is attached.

At the AGM all full members will have the opportunity to vote – these are determined by full member status as well as the list of age group managers from the junior section. If you wish to check your membership status please contact John Lawrence the membership secretary or Dan Peters, the Club Secretary.  

If there are matters that you wish to raise at the AGM or you cannot attend, please contact Dan Peters via email to danielgpeters@me.com

I look forward to seeing you next week but if we do not meet, I hope that you have a great winter break and that you return to the club for winter nets so that the Club does well in 2018.

Best wishes

John Smith, President. DCC
Office:   020 7733 5520
Mobile: 07831 638 775

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End of season awards dinner

Confirmation that our annual awards dinner will take place on Saturday 11th November this year.

In our 150th year we are expecting a strong turnout – please click here to book your place. Partners, friends and family are all welcome!

We look forward to food from club masterchef Prasanna Callaghan and getting together to celebrate a good season for Dulwich CC.

We will be handing out Player of the Year Awards for all Senior Mens XI and the Womens XI. The coveted John Lawrence Award for this season's top performer will also be presented from a long-list featuring Matt Balch, 2015 winner Kira Chathli, GHB Crawford Khan, Sunil Isaac, Jon Lodwick, 2016 winner Kamran Munuwar, Levi Olver, Tom Savill, Ed Towner, Salar Waqar & David Woods.

The evening will be hosted at the clubhouse, beginning at 7pm. Cost will be £30 per person + a small booking charge.

The menu is:

Continental Meat platter w Bread roll and butter (or Vegetarian soup option)

Sri Lankan Curry & Rice (with both meat and vegetarian dishes) or 
Roast Chicken dinner

Selection of tarts

There wil also be a wide selection of wines available for purchase on the evening. Following dinner, the club bar will be open all evening with a late licence and we will have music after the formalities. Dress code is relaxed.

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