World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dorset County Cricket Club

 

Dorset County Cricket Club

Dorset County Cricket Club
Captain: Tom Hicks
Coach: Alan Willows
Founded: 1896
Home ground: Dean Park
Capacity: 6,000
FP Trophy wins: 0
Official website: Dorset County Cricket Club home

Dorset County Cricket Club is one of the county clubs which make up the Minor Counties in the English domestic cricket structure, representing the historic county of Dorset and playing in the Minor Counties Championship and the MCCA Knockout Trophy.

The club is based at present at Dean Park in Bournemouth, outside the traditional boundaries of the county, and also plays its matches there.

The Minor Counties play three-day matches at a level below that of the first-class game. At present, Dorset competes in the Western Division of the Minor Counties Championship.

Contents

  • Honours 1
  • Earliest cricket 2
  • Origin of club 3
  • Club history 4
  • First-class players 5

Honours

  • Minor Counties Championship (2) - 2000, 2010
  • MCCA Knockout Trophy (1) - 1988
  • Gillette/NatWest/C&G (0) -

Earliest cricket

Cricket must have reached Dorset via neighbouring Hampshire by the end of the 17th century.

An advertisement in the Sherborne Mercury dated Tuesday 9 May 1738 is the earliest reference for cricket in Dorset. Twelve Dorchester men at Ridgway Races challenged twelve men from elsewhere to play them at cricket for the prize of twelve pairs of gloves valued at a shilling a pair.

Origin of club

According to Wisden there was county organisation in existence in either 1862 or 1871. The present Dorset CCC was founded on 5 February 1896 and first entered the Minor Counties Championship in 1902.

Club history

Dorset has won the Minor Counties Championship twice, in 2000 and 2010.

Dorset has won the MCCA Knockout Trophy once since its inception in 1983. It won in 1988.

First-class players

See List of Dorset CCC players and Category:Dorset cricketers

The following Dorset cricketers have also had notable careers at first-class level:

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.