About Dulwich Womens Cricket
Womens Cricket in 2019
Dulwich is home to one of the largest women's and girl's sections in London and the South East and fields teams in every age group from U9 to adult with as many as five teams playing each Sunday. The 1st XI will be playing in the Surrey League in 2019, as well as national cup competitions, with home matches on the club's main Burbage Road ground. We have also entered the new Kent T20 league. Ladies are also fully encouraged to play in one of the seven mixed/men's teams on Saturdays. As training in the week can be difficult, we have a coached training session on Saturday mornings after Easter in addition to the main training session on Wednesday evening. We also have winter training on Sunday afternoons from January to March.
If you want a friendly environment, make new friends, get fitter or want to play competitive cricket, Dulwich CC women offer an environment for players at all levels! We aim to make sure that everyone is involved in all our games and in doing this still win more than we lose.
New to cricket? Worried you will not be good enough? Please just come down and give it a go you may even like it!
The side began in 2004, as local coach and cricketer Lara arranged an exhibition session for women cricketers at the Burbage Road ground but it was not until 2006 that a fully fledged women’;s section became a reality.
Players were recruited from within the club, by word of mouth, through links with local schools and the website. Some players came through the Southwark and Surrey youth development programmes. Many arrived new to the game and some players came with previous cricketing experience. During the first historic season, one match was played away at Caterham in September 2006 which was won by Caterham. 2007 saw more games and more players. The first match at Burbage Road was a 15 over fixture in June 2007 between the cricket and hockey sections. The bigger hitting hockey side, who fielded some players with cricketing experience, won by 44 runs. In 2009 the team started playing in the National Ladies South Section league