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President and Chairman's message

Message to all Dartford Cricket Club members from the President and Management Committee regarding COVID-19 – 03 April 2020.

The difficulties that arise from COVID-19 are wide-ranging. Every part of our society is impacted by the threat that this virus brings as we go about our daily routines. These are indeed unprecedented times for all of us.

Our first and most important message is to wish all members continued good physical and mental health both now and over the coming weeks and months.

Naturally the Club is taking steps to ensure that we do our part in protecting the health and wellbeing of all of our members within our Community in line with national guidance both from UK Government; the ECB and other regulatory bodies that we interact with. The clubhouse and grounds are now formally closed for cricket-related activity. Whilst it is currently difficult to foresee any recreational cricket in 2020 that does not mean that we cannot still be involved with the Club.

Every member will appreciate that the current situation brings about significant financial implications for all sports clubs and Dartford Cricket Club is not immune. ManCo has moved quickly to react. It has already put in place a variety of measures that will see us reduce our cost structure significantly whilst also maintaining a base that allows us to respond quickly as soon as guidance from the authorities permit. The Club survives on volunteers and long may this continue.

There can be no hiding, however, that the revenue side is significantly impacted.  Fortunately, our business design structure will allow us to qualify for local grants (as announced by the UK Government) as well as a few other UK Government-sponsored initiatives. ManCo will explore all of these to the full and whilst this will cushion the impact there is still much to do to keep us in decent shape.

Within the last few days both ECB and Sport England have announced the details of financial support available for amateur sports clubs such as ours. There is likely to be some limited grant/loan funding arising from these sources but even then we are likely to be faced with a significant gap.

This brings us onto our design of the membership payment to cater for COVID-19.  Annual subscription would, in normal circumstances, be due in the next month or so. ManCo has had to address this and we are now asking the following of our members. Any payments received will go a long way to securing the financial stability that we seek.

  1. Can all members consider paying for social membership of £10 in the first instance, direct to the Club bank account: sort code 09-01-28, account number 86138919, account name Dartford Cricket Club. Please add your surname when making the payment.

  2. Those who feel they are in a position to offer more could they please consider doing so by way of a donation. The Club is able to recover valuable Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer (https://www.gov.uk/claim-gift-aid)

  3. Those members who are part of the Loan Stock scheme are now being asked to consider deferring the receipt of interest payments on that Loan Stock until further notice. ManCo shall apply this measure and preserve valuable resources unless we hear to the contrary from holders of the Loan Stock.

  4.  Any member that is in a position where they are unable to pay during the current situation are at liberty to contact Lynne Hill (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or any other officer of the Club.  ManCo totally recognises that financial and employment situations differ greatly and all contact with officers will be dealt with in total confidence.

The scale of membership response is always important to us, not only for the quantum of money that can be raised but also for our future planning. Without going into too much detail with facts and figures, there will be a cash shortfall and we need to take steps when looking to plug part/all of the shortfall the Club will suffer in 2020. Evidencing the response of members will be a factor in raising money from third parties.  

These are undoubtedly very difficult times. Throughout this uncertain period, it is important to stay in contact with friends and fellow members. If you are aware of any of our members requiring help please reach out to ManCo in full confidence via Nicola Clark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and we will do all we can to assist. Families thrive by sticking together and giving each other support and we should continue to consider our Club as one family.

Going forward our plan is to issue frequent updates on the web-site to firstly, to keep everyone informed about development and secondly, to hopefully retain social interaction amongst Club members. ManCo will continue to meet virtually throughout and will continue to act in the interests of all members and to support the local Community.  

In this respect please stay in touch and look out for postings circulated by the Club. The latest initiative courtesy of Henry Clark and the “Virtual Grand National” has gone down very well and is just one example of a relatively easy and enjoyable fundraising idea that continues to keep us together.  

Another way you can support Club finances is to sign up to the Club 200 lottery which is open to all members, friends and family aged 18 and over. It costs just £5 a month to join with two prizes allocated each month (first prize £100, second prize £25). 

Easyfundraising is another way to help raise useful income for the Club whilst shopping on-line. As the name suggests it's easy to use - just start your online shopping first at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dartfordcc/?test=t2&referral-campaign=s2s&invite=ru89y4 and then shop as normal on over 3000 websites. For all completed purchases made, the retailers make a small donation to the Club as a “thank you”. 

Aside from the financial side of things we have taken action to demonstrate our support for the local community. Earlier this week we donated our stock of bottled water and as much of our food content that we could to Dartford Community Food Aid banks. This was extremely well received by our partners at Dartford Borough Council.

We shall also be reaching out to members shortly seeking volunteers to support the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley GP Federation. They contacted the Club and other local partners asking for assistance in setting up an outdoor area to be used to assess potential COVID-19 patients needing face-to-face assessment but not necessarily hospitalisation. As a Club we were keen to offer our facilities and services at Hesketh Park for the greater good of the community. Discussions between the GP Federation, the Care Quality Commission and other relevant bodies are taking place and we await further information about our role in this.

In short, please stay close to our regular communications for further news on all the above via email, our website and our social media channels (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram).

We close by asking that you all stay safe and well in the days and weeks ahead.  Ultimately we shall thrive by staying close to each other.

Best wishes,
Mike Cullingham & Harry Bright
President & Chairman
Dartford Cricket Club

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On Saturday 5th October 2019 we will be hosting our club Dinner Dance for this year. Read more..

As you will have read on various Whatsapp groups, Junior Presentation day is fast approaching and will take place on Sunday 15th September. Read more..

This week's round-up of all results within the club is available now. Read more..

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We are excited to announce our match day sponsorship scheme is back for this season after the success of last year. Read more..

We will be showing two huge nights of football for English football at Hesketh Park in the coming weeks. Read more..

Further to the email to all junior parents, there will be no junior training tonight (Monday 6th May) due to the Bank Holiday. Read more..

The Club are delighted to announce the signing of Sri-Lankan all-rounder Malinda Thotiwilage. Read more..

An update from the Chairman ahead of the new season. Read more..

All the confirmed dates and times for our junior outdoor training programme for this coming season. Read more..

With the clocks having moved forward at the weekend, we are already leaping towards the start of the new cricket season. Read more..

A message from the Chairman about the 2019 subscription rates. Read more..

All the details about our Signing-On and Natwest Cricket Force day on Saturday 6th April. Read more..

The lucky winners for our first draws of 2019 are as follows. Read more..

We are delighted to announce we once again an All Stars Cricket centre for 2019. Read more..

Catch up with everything that's been going on in the junior section here. Read more..

Next month we are planning to open the pavilion to all members and their families to come and enjoy a packed schedule of sport including England's tour of the West Indies, Six Nations rugby and Premier League football. Read more..

I honestly enjoy the successes of others as much as my own and that’s what underpins this club. Read more..

The Club would like to pass its best wishes on to Kent cricket legend Derek Ufton. Read more..

Find out who the lucky winners are for our festive 200 club draw. Read more..

An open meeting of the junior cricket section will be held at the pavilion on Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 8pm. Read more..

For those of you that were unable to attend the Club AGM, the Club are delighted to announce that Michelle Slater and Nicola Clark have agreed to co-chair the junior section. Read more..

All the details about Santa's very special visit to the club on Thursday 13th December. Read more..

On Sunday 23rd December the Club will be open for members to come and enjoy a drink for a catch-up over the Christmas period. Read more..

Information about an initiative called Cards for Good Causes which the club are happy to promote this Christmas. Read more..

Details about the Club AGM which will take place on Sunday 9th December at 12 noon at Hesketh Park Pavillion. Read more..

We catch up with former overseas players Mat Cox who chats about his time at the club and his new venture back home. Read more..

With the evenings becoming darker and darker the cricket season and warm weather now feels like a lifetime ago! Read more..

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Details about a slight change of plan to the junior training schedule. Read more..

Find out who the lucky winners are for the June, July and August 2018 200 club lottery draw. Read more..

A chance to celebrate the season's successes with the presentation of trophies and two inter-club matches - get ready parents. Read more..

Details about our match-day sponsor for the 1XI home fixture against HSBC this Saturday. Read more..


Details about the return of our successful community fun-day this Summer. Read more..

Some important information about the restructuring of both the Kent Cricket and Kent Regional leagues. Read more..

We are delighted to announce, following-on from the success of last season’s trip, that we are offering a junior trip to the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury once again. Read more..

Details of an important change to senior training and a new signing. Read more..

Details about our prestigious bi-annual fixture against the MCC which takes place on Sunday 10th June at Hesketh Park. Read more..

Come and enjoy some hot food and footy at the Club this summer. Read more..

Check out some photos from such a beautiful day at Hesketh Park in aid of a great charity. Read more..

Details about our 80's disco night - get your fancy dress ready and support your club. Read more..

Details about Surge's Big Quiz which returns by popular demand for 2018. Read more..

Details on today's match day sponsor and how to get involved in the future. Read more..

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The Club are delighted to announce we are an All Stars Cricket centre for 2018. Read more..

  Our Natwest Cricket Force Day 2018 will take place on Saturday 7th April at Hesketh Park from 9am. Read more..

Details about our upcoming signing-on day on Sunday 8th April 2018. Read more..

Find out where you can order the latest Club kit so you can wear the Dartford badge with pride this summer. Read more..

A pre-season message from the junior head coach reflecting on winter nets so far and previewing the upcoming season. Read more..

1st team bowler David Crawley has been lucky enough to travel to Australia this Winter and play club cricket in the beautiful state of Victoria. Read more..

Please see an important message from Dave Walker, Chairman of cricket, regarding our winter training programme. Read more..

All the details about Seniors winter training which begins in January 2018. Read more..

Find out who the lucky winners are for the October, November and December 200 Club and how you can get involved to win up to £100. Read more..

Please find below details of our winter training programme starting in January 2018 at North Kent College, Oakfield Lane. Read more..

Details on the upcoming Club events to close out the year on a high. Read more..

Make sure you get your voice heard at our AGM which takes place on Sunday 10th December 2017. Read more..

Thinking caps at the ready! Read more..

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The 200 Club Lottery has been drawn for Summer 2017 - find out who the lucky winners are. Read more..

Details about an exciting piece of historic club memorabilia that has recently come to light. Read more..

Details about the final few club events of the season including Captain's table, Dinner Dance and a Christmas get-together. Read more..

Please see details about this year's Dinner Dance, back by popular demand! Read more..

Important notice concerning all those that own the 'old' style Mercedes-Benz Dartford playing shirts. Read more..

Deatils of this year's junior presentation day - please make every effort to attend and celebrate the season. Read more..

It's that time of the year again when fantasy football comes around. Read more..

Details of our upcoming family fun-day for all the local community to enjoy - it's not all about the cricket either!. Read more..

The club welcomed new sponsors Buildbase to the club for the first time. Read more..

For Saturday's 2XI game versus Folkesone we were delighted to welcome Ayeesha Khan from St James's Place as sponsors for the fixture. Read more..

Enjoy a short video we made recapping the events of our lashings All Stars event on Friday 30th June 2017. Read more..

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Match sponsorship for todays second XI fixture against Hartley CC.. Read more..

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Details of our latest annual quiz night which is back by popular demand. Read more..

The club will be hosting a Real Ale night once again on Friday 31st March 2017 at Hesketh Park. Read more..

A round-up of the latest news and events of the club. Read more..

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The 200 Club Lottery has been drawn for February 2017 - find out who the lucky winners are. Read more..

Details of the pre-season drinks event on Saturday 18th March. Read more..

The 200 Club Lottery has been drawn for January 2017 - find out who the lucky winners are. Read more..

The 200 Club Lottery has been drawn for November and December 2016 - find out who the lucky winners are. Read more..

The 200 Club Lottery has been drawn for October 2016 - find out who the lucky winners are. Read more..

The 200 Club Lottery has been drawn for August & September 2016 - find out who the lucky winners are. Read more..

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The 200 Club Lottery has been drawn for April & May 2016 - find out who the lucky winners are. Read more..

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Notice is given to members of an EGM on the 23rd February. Read more..

AGM - 4th January 2015 Notice is given to members of the 2014 AGM to be held in the Pavilion, Hesketh Park at 12. Read more..

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A general update on the new pavilion, signing on night, outdoor training, membership fees and Cricket Force. Read more..

Four days of top coaching with three guest coaches - Vince Wells, Grahame Clinton and David Ward - all former county players. Read more..

Junior Academy Awards for 2013 Congratulations to all our award winners. Read more..

Dartford host Kent Cricket Board's under 9 Mini Super 8s County Finals day at Hesketh Park. Read more..

Dartford juniors line up at Kia Oval for England v New Zealand international. Read more..

This Sunday 30th June sees Dartford host the third annual MP's charity match in aid of the club and Arrow Riding Centre. Read more..

To reach the Plate Final of the Bexley U11 Festival and lose by a solitary run was quite simply an amazing achievement by the team. Read more..

MP Gareth Johnson's Charity Cricket Match, in aid of the Arrow Riding Centre for the Disabled and Dartford Cricket Club, will take place on 30th June at Hesketh Park. Read more..

The first club cap presentation took place at signing on day with 22 current players from across the four adult teams receiving recognition for their contribution on the cricket field. Read more..

Well done to Alex Farmer who this week was presented with The Dartfordian award and Medal by The Leader of Dartford Council Jeremy Kite. Read more..

Kent Cricket Board and The County Club are running a One Game event at Canterbury on 23rd March. Read more..

A reminder that adult nets continue. Read more..

Details of our junior winter indoor coaching sessions for school years 1-10, starting in January. Read more..

Kent Cricket Board's under 9 Mini Super 8s County Finals day saw 24 Cricket Clubs converge on Hesketh Park. Read more..

Congratulations to all our award winners - those who were there on the night were presented with their trophies by DCC chairman Jim Lowrie. Read more..

The parents team cruised to their second successive victory in the annual Parents versus Juniors fun match. Read more..

I'd like to thank all of those of you who made time to come along to be involved in and support Sunday's charity cricket festival and helped make the day a great success. Read more..

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The April 2012 edition of the club newsletter is out and available to download below. Read more..

The Sainsbury’s store in Dartford donated £500 towards the running and development of the Junior Academy through the company’s community grant scheme. Read more..

Works to improve the quality of the outfield at Hesketh Park are underway. Read more..

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