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About Dulwich Women's Cricket

Women's Cricket in 2024

Dulwich is home to one of the largest women's and girls' 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 as well as several midweek games.

Dulwich Women have taken on the lease to their own ground in Dulwich Village, the Griffin, which is believed to be the first Women & Girls’ priority ground in the country with the women having the fresh pitches and the men the used ones! The Griffin is receiving substantial investment including new hybrid pitches and nets to be one of the best club grounds in the country.

The 1st XI will be playing Premier League performance level cricket in Surrey and the 2nd XI will be playing in the second tier Championship. Our Development team, the Valkyries, is playing in the Surrey Slam and has a number of other games organised. Our junior teams are playing in both the North Kent and Surrey leagues. Both women and juniors play in the national T20 cups.

We train on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm at the club’s Burbage Road ground starting in early April.

If you want a friendly environment, to 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 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!

Please contact Alex Gledhill, the Director of Cricket for more information .

Background

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.

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