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Darjeeling Cricket ClubFounded in 1969, the Club was originally based on grounds made available by the then Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid. Our grounds, clubhouse and bar were on Al Khail Road, adjacent to the Dubai Exiles rugby ground and Dubai Country Club, and we were a key part of the expatriate scene for nearly 40 years.
We played regular fixtures against local teams, touring sides and itinerant ships, and hosted an annual International Sixes tournament. Most good cricketers in the UAE have probably played at our former grounds at some point, as have several members of the NZ team of the ’90s. We also have a proud history of youth development, including many juniors into our sides and coaching several school teams. We also hosted several Emirates charity matches and coaching sessions with the likes of Rod Marsh, Joel Garner and Mike Gatting, and assisted the UAE youth team with free access to our grounds, nets and facilities.
In 2008 we lost our grounds to the Meydan development and spent over two years playing occasional matches at Zabeel Park and other grounds as we searched for a new base. In Jan 2011 we resumed playing regular Friday cricket at Sharjah English School (SES) on a newly-laid astroturf wicket with a grass outfield. In Jan 2013 we moved to the county-standard turf pitches at the ICC Academy in Dubai Sports City while retaining playing privileges at SES, and in June last year we moved from SES to Dubai College.
Lately the Club has seen a resurgence with an influx of new members complementing our roster of members with long tenures, and a year-round fixture list. We play through the year, mostly 20/25/30-over matches and a few 40s on Fri. and/or Sat. afternoons, and net every Tue. from 8-9 pm at the ICC Academy. We plan to play 70-odd matches this year with our 60+ playing members who have played quality club cricket in their home countries, often elsewhere too. For cultural reasons we are selective about membership, and as a private club, reserve the right. Annual membership is AED 1,500 and we don’t employ professional cricketers.
We are known in UAE cricket circles for our heritage and for playing honest cricket in the spirit of the game. The Club also has an active social aspect with pints at the pub after nets and matches, a pub quiz team, tables at testimonial dinners for international cricketers, group trips and tours to international matches, periodic evening socials, an Annual Awards Dinner and an Annual General Meeting.
We tour selectively and are one of a few teams to have participated in the Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes in Thailand for 29 consecutive years. In 2015 we had our best performance there ever, winning the Bromley Shield.
Luke Mossey Racing
CU Phosco Lighting are extremely proud to sponsor Hertfordshire based Superbike Rider Luke Mossey in 2019. We wish Luke every success over the forthcoming season and will be keenly following his progress at the 2019 British Superbike Championship!
“It’s great to have CU Phosco Lighting on board for the 2019 British Superbike Season, with me being a Hertfordshire boy myself its great having a local company supporting me. I know CU Phosco are involved with many sports and it’s great to be one of the sports persons chosen to partner with. My aim for the season is to fight for race wins and ultimately contend for the British Superbike Title. I look forward to our new partnerships and now can’t wait for the season to begin.” Luke Mossey
British Dressage Eastern Region Para Team
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Danielle competes in British Show Jumping competitions with her 3 horses.
She has produced them all from the start and has found this very rewarding.
Dolly Darco (Dolphin) – Was bought as an unbroken 3 year old from the Brendon Stud at Pyecombe and have competed successfully up to 1.25m classes. (She is now rising 9)
Lourdes (Lordie) – Was also bought her as an unbroken 3 year old from Charlotte Foreman. They’ve competed successfully up to Newcomers and are just starting to move up to jumping 1.20m classes. At the end of last year we qualified for 2 x championships classes for the Blue Chip Winter Championships held at Hartpury Collage. (Qualifying for the Discovery + Newcomer finals) Lordie came 3rd in the Discovery Final in last year. She was only 5 years old!
She have recently start riding Brendon Studs 5 year old mare Little Lady Don (Munchie) and is looking forward to their first show together in the next couple of weeks.
Maria Verdeille - Athlete
"I am a T35 athlete competing in the 100m final on 11th April 2018 at the Gold Coast, Australia. In short, My classification T35 means that I am a Cerebral palsy athlete which means that Athletes in this classification are typically affected in all four limbs but more so in the legs than the arms. In addition to our running gait is moderate to severely impacted, with stride length typically shortened.
"Outside of athletics, I am in my second year of studying Photography at the University of West London."
We wish Maria every success at the Commonwealth Games this year!
Leisha Hunt - Athlete
Leisha is now in the 2nd year of Under 17 and will be competing in many different competitions throughout 2019. Her winter training is still going very well and this will continue until Easter.
Leisha is balancing her training sessions along with her GCSE revision timetable, Leisha feels they complement each other and her positive mindset keeps her going.
Leisha is really looking forward to her next season and is very excited about the many possibilities
Evie - Showjumper
Evie and her pony Merlin have had a very busy and succsessful 2016 so far. After having numerous wins across the Country they have qualified for the National Championship in both the Stepping Stones Class and The National Bronze League Championship in which she currently sitting in 5th place nationally in the 128cm section.
Rebecca Blewett - Archer
In February she won 3rd place at this year's University Indoor Championship.
Broadwell Amateurs FC, Forest of Dean
Harlow Town Cricket Club
Harlow Town Cricket Club is one of the biggest clubs in the area, is recognised by the ECB and Essex County Cricket Board as a Focus club along with achieving ClubMark status in 2005. Registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club it is run solely by volunteers in order to provide affordable access to participate in cricket within the local community.
Working closely with Essex County Cricket Board Harlow Town CC are proud to also host a large number of Essex disability and girls fixtures along with the occasional district fixture. As well as working with the county the club also hosts the annual Harlow schools cricket competition for local secondary schools and kwik cricket competitions.
The club places a strong emphasis on being a social, family friendly and open environment where members are encouraged to become part of the 'family' in order that they can continue to grow and develop opportunities for the local community.
Leah Marshall - Carriage DrivingSixteen yer old Leah Marshall from Ware, Hertfordshire has been driving carriage ponies since she was seven. As a British Driving Society member she competes in Charity, Pleasure Drives, Camp Training and National Affiliated Showing. Her main objective is to be champion at two major BDS shows - The Annual Show at Smiths Lawn and the other being The National Championships, Addington. Leah has been Reserve Champion at both of these shows in the past.
Most notable results for Leah in 2016 are Junior Champion at the Concours International d'Attelage de Tradition with Stapleford March driven to a vehicle built in 1890 and 15-17 years Junior Osborne Champion with Noddy Vyse Show Girl driven to a modern vehicle.
Both of Leah's ponies are of the Hackney breed and she enjoys driving them as they are full of character and expression. The Hackney breed is now registered with the Rare Breeds Society.
Leah and Stapleford March have recently been awarded 'The Hackney Horse Society Performance Award' in recognition of their performance achievements during the 2016 season.
Leah and Stapleford March won their Junior 15-17 years class at The British Driving Society Annual Show 2017, going on to win the overall Junior Championship and receive her sash from HRH The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.