DCC Cricket Week
Cricket Week is around the corner and we have 6 exciting sides to play against our invited guests. Geoff Forman, Chris Evans and Simon Leadsom will be making their Cricket Week captaining debuts.
In addition Dave mann, Michael Krause, Freddie Chetwood, Andrew Porter and John Wright will be playing for the first time in our historic Cricket Week.
The team lists are here....
Dougie Porter Breaks Leg...PLAYING CHESS!!
DCC were saddened to hear that former U16 captain Dougie Porter will miss the start of the season after breaking his ankle in a pre-season accident whilst on holiday....PLAYING CHESS!
Douglas, pictured on the right, will be out of action for 2 months and is undergoing surgery later this week.
Questions are now being asked whether Douglas should have been allowed to play such a rough and dangerous sport especially so close to the start of the cricket season.
National Organisation of Board Games (N.O.B) has very clear guidelines as to who should be allowed to play games and the safety requirements for each one.
"We take injuries in Chess very seriously," said a spokesman for N.O.B, "We will be carrying out a full investigation into how a cricket player known for his agility and pace, could have been injured whilst sitting very still, in a chair, playing Chess."
The spokesman also went on to defend the poor reputation Chess has for injuries. "It's not like those TiddlyWinks cowboys! They don't even wear helmets! That's just a massacre waiting to happen!"
Ditchling CC has a proud record for looking after the health and safety of their younger players but as a precautionary measure the 1976 copy of Snakes & Ladders has been removed from the conservatory area. Further sanctions introduced in the wake of this injury include the creation of a “Safe Area” down by the cricket nets where members can play Paper, Scissors, Stone without hurting themselves.
We wish Douglas a speedy recovery.
Money raised for local hospice.
Patrick Nolan and Ian Poysden were at St Peter & St James Hospice this week handing over a cheque for nearly £1,500 raised by our players, members and supporters during our match vs Sussex Old Young Cricketers. We also raised a lot of money for the Sussex Young Cricketers that day.
I thought the highlight of the day was watching Tom Carr destroy Sussex or the lunch in the Bull which included meeting Tony Grieg. Watching all the juniors being coached by Mike Yardy was also a great sight to see at Ditchling Rec however THE MOST IMPORTANT PART was raising money for this amazing charity, St Peter & St James.
It costs St Peter and St James £2m to operate every year and their kindness and care of the terminally ill is unreserved. great cause, big effort from DCC.
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