About Dulwich Women's Cricket
Womens Cricket in 2022
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 the first Women & Girls’ priority ground in the country with the women having the fresh pitches and the men, the used ones! The Griffin will be receiving substantial investment including new hybrid pitches and nets to be one of the best club grounds in the country.
The 1st XI will again be playing in both the Surrey and Kent leagues as well as the National T20 Cup. 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.
To push our stronger players, we are also the first women’s team entered in the men’s midweek Surrey Slam.
We train on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm at the club’s Burbage Road ground starting on 20th 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!
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.