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2009 - 2013 Archive

2012 / 2013 Season


Manager: Steve Tooley
Coach: Steve Wilson
Assistant Manager: Simon Turrill

Dorset U14 Squad

Harrison Clarke*
Bradley Currie*
Conrad Fish*
Jem Hai*
Toby Hett*
Owen Morris*
Tom Robinson*
Ollie Shrubsole*
Oliver Thomas*
Ross Tooley*
Frank Turrill*
Greg Willows*
Josh York*
Jake Markham
Ben Thompson

* Core squad, selected to attend Bromsgrove Festival

Season Calendar

Date Event Time Venue Status
Sat 27 Apr Canford U15 v Dorset U14 XI 2pm start Canford Match abandoned
Sun 12 May Gwent (Friendly, Home) 12pm start Redlands Dorset won by 169 runs
Sun 26 May Wiltshire (Friendly, Home) 11am start Canford  Dorset won by 30 runs
Thu 30 May Oxfordshire (Friendly, Home) 11am start Sherborne Match rained off
Sun 9 Jun Berkshire (ECB, Away) 1pm start Wargrave CC Berkshire won by 23 runs
Sun 23 Jun Cornwall (ECB, Home) 11.00am start Bryanston Dorset won by 77 runs
Sun 30 Jun Hampshire (ECB, Away) 11.30am start Burridge CC Dorset won by 108 runs
Sun 14 Jul Devon (ECB, Home) 11.30am start Sherborne Dorset won by 2 wickets
Thu 25 Jul Suffolk (U14 Festival) 11am start Bromsgrove Dorset won by 39 runs
Fri 26 Jul Norfolk (U14 Festival) 11am start Bromsgrove Dorset won by 5 wickets
Sat 27 Jul Oxfordshire (U14 Festival) 10.15am start Bromsgrove Dorset won by 6 wickets
Wed 31 Jul Somerset (ECB, Away) 10.45am start Chard CC Match rained off
Sun 4 Aug Wales (ECB, Home) 11am start Bryanston Dorset won by 7 wickets
Thu 8 Aug Gloucestershire (ECB, Home) 10.45am start Dean Park Dorset won by 1 wicket
Mon 12 Aug Cleveland (Friendly, Home) 11.00am start Swanage CC Dorset won by 85 runs
Thu 15 Aug Wiltshire (ECB, Away) 11.30am start Potterne CC Match abandoned (pitch sodden on arrival)

2013 Team Statistics (PlayCricket) and Match Photos

Batting statistics: click Batting

Bowling statistics: click Bowling

Fielding statistics: click Fielding

ECB U14 County Cup Group 3 League Table: click Table

Match photos (with thanks to James Robinson): click Photos

Match Reports & Scorecards


Dorset U14 vs Cleveland Schools U14, Mon 12th Aug (Friendly)

A relaxed, enjoyable day of cricket was had at Swanage CC as Dorset U14s hosted a touring Cleveland Schools U14s side, returning the hospitality that Cleveland showed us last year up at Marske. Cleveland were missing a few regulars, playing for Stockton CC at the U15 National Club finals day, so Dorset took the opportunity to mix things up and try players in some different roles.

Winning the toss, Josh York and Ross Tooley opened the batting for Dorset. Josh fell LBW early on and Bradley Currie got a good ball soon after, but Ross went on to top score with a breezy 38 (including 8 boundaries) in partnership with Oliver Thomas (24) and Ollie Shrubsole (26no). Good contributions down the order from Tom Robinson (17), Frank Turrill (15), Harrison Clarke (31), Greg Willows (9) and Owen Morris (24) pushed the closing Dorset score up to 231 for 9 in 45 overs.

Jake Markham (5-1-18-0) and Greg Willows (7-0-29-1) opened the Dorset bowling as Cleveland began their reply, Greg finding success with his googly in the 4th over. Jake was unlucky to have a sharp chance dropped by enthusiastic stand-in wicketkeeper, Harrison Clarke, who later made amends with a good stumping off the bowling of Tom Robinson (3-1-6-2). Owen Morris (4-2-4-1) also bagged a wicket and there were good spells from Ben Thompson (5-2-18-0), Ollie Shrubsole (4-0-22-0) and Josh York (3-0-20-0). However the pick of the Dorset bowlers was Oliver Thomas, relishing a day out from behind the stumps with 3 wickets for 21 from 7 overs of impressive pace. 3 run-outs from Ollie, Oliver and Ross completed matters as Cleveland finished 146 all out in the 39th over, with good innings from T Gaffney (33no), H Tomlinson (29) and O Batchelor (25).

The full scorecard can be viewed at

Many thanks to Tracey Shrubsole and Karen Clarke for providing the wonderful teas, to Graham Symons for impressively scoring the match on his iPad and to Don Crawford for warming up the Dorset batsmen. We wish Cleveland a successful and enjoyable week on tour in the area.


Dorset U14 vs Gloucestershire U14, Thu 8th Aug (ECB U14 County Cup)


A tense and exciting ECB U14 County Cup match, played in good spirit at a sunny Dean Park, culminated in a nail-bitingly close finish as Dorset U14s beat Gloucestershire U14s by just 1 wicket to extend their season figures to 10 wins from 11 matches played to date. This was the team's 5th successive win in the ECB Cup and it guarantees them a place in the South & West "A Division" next summer as U15s, as well as leaving Dorset with an outside chance of winning the U14 South & West league with 2 matches remaining.

Gloucs won the toss and elected to bat first on a good batting wicket with a lightning-fast outfield. Owen Morris (9-1-28-0) and Bradley Currie (9-4-19-1) opened the bowling for Dorset in their usual controlled manner, leaking just 16 runs from the first 12 overs as Bradley in particular bowled a remarkable spell of 1 for 2 from 6 overs, the first 4 of these maidens. Conrad Fish (9-0-27-1) and Ross Tooley (9-2-24-2) ramped up the pressure as both took wickets, restricting Gloucs to 72 for 4 after 30 overs. Some purposeful batting from the perennially dangerous Jamieson-Black and Forbes pushed the score along to 122 for 4 in the 39th before a brilliant pick-up and throw by Toby Hett had Jamieson-Black run-out on 60. Dorset kept things tight until the end, delivering another excellent all-round bowling and fielding performance, as Gloucs finished 153 for 5 from their 45 overs.

The target looked perhaps on the light side, but Gloucs bowled with energy and accuracy to maintain pressure on Dorset throughout the reply. The first Dorset wicket fell in the 2nd over as Greg Willows was caught behind for 6. Harrison Clarke and Owen Morris pushed the score along to 40 from 10 overs before Owen was caught and bowled for 8. Harrison followed a couple of overs later, caught at slip for 18. Ollie Shrubsole and Frank Turrill helped the score up to 77 in the 22nd over before Ollie too was caught at slip for 16. Jem Hai was very unlucky then to be run-out at the non-strikers end on 4 off a straight drive that brushed the bowler's fingers on the way past. At this point, Dorset were 92 for 6 and things looked decidedly rocky. Oliver Thomas added 4 before being given LBW, whilst Frank was caught behind for an invaluable 41 in the 33rd over with the score now 123 for 7, still 31 runs short. Some powerful hitting from Conrad Fish seemed to be steering Dorset home until both Tom Robinson and Ross Tooley were bowled, leaving Dorset still needing 9 to win with just 1 wicket left. Happily a boundary each from Toby Hett (5no) and Conrad (a match-winning 37no) pushed Dorset over the line, 156 for 9 from 38.5 overs.

Many thanks to Rob Newton for standing in today as Coach in Steve Wilson's absence, and to super-scorer Scott Currie for his double shift in the score hut. Thank you also to Helen Currie and Karen Clarke for providing the wonderful tea of hotdogs and sumptuous cakes, and to the tireless band of team mums for helping to serve it.

The scorecard can be viewed on Play-Cricket here:


Dorset U14 vs Wales U14, Sun 4th August (ECB U14 County Cup)

Wales U14s travelled to Bryanston for this crucial ECB Cup match in good form, having come within 1 wicket (and just 2 balls) of beating league-leaders Berkshire last week, but an excellent all-round bowling and fielding performance from Dorset and a majestic innings of 95no from Owen Morris resulted in a comfortable win for Dorset by 7 wickets.

Faced with a good-looking wicket and immaculate outfield but grey, blustery overhead conditions and the threat of later rain, Ollie Shrubsole was possibly relieved when Wales won the toss and decided to bat first. Owen Morris (8-0-28-0) and Bradley Currie (8-3-20-2) opened the bowling for Dorset with impressive control as Wales began cautiously, limited to just 3 boundaries in the first 20 overs as Dorset fielded with real athleticism. Conrad Fish (6-1-20-0) came on first change with Frank Turrill (9-1-28-1) and kept things equally tight, Conrad's opening ball whistling past the batsman's nose to his obvious surprise and discomfort. However chances were few and far between and, at 80 for 0 after 25, Wales were nicely poised to accelerate in the last 20 overs with all 10 wickets still in hand.

The breakthrough came in the 27th over when Frank found the outside edge and Ollie Shrubsole took a sharp catch at first slip, much to the Wales batsman's disappointment on 43. A sharp pick up and throw from Tom Robinson at midwicket saw the No.3 run out on 0 just a few balls later. The other Wales opener, now clearly looking to push on, was bowled soon after on 46 by Ross Tooley (9-0-25-2), trying to sweep a ball that turned sharply from well outside off stump. Toby Hett (5-0-19-1) took a brilliant one-handed caught & bowled to see off the No.5 and Ross had the big-hitting No.4 well caught by Ollie Thomas, running forward 15 yards to bag a top-edged skyer. Bradley took 2 wickets in his second spell to see Wales finish 144 for 7 off their 45 overs. Not a single wide or no-ball was conceded in the innings, which impressed the umpires and is certainly the first time the team has managed it.

After a warming lunch that all appreciated given the increasingly chilly conditions, Dorset headed out to bat with confidence high. However, with the Wales openers both bowling with accuracy and at good pace, runs proved hard to come by initially. Wales were pleased to have Greg Willows (12) caught attempting a big shot in the 10th over with the score just 21 and, when play was suspended for a sudden rain shower after 13 overs, Dorset were slightly behind the required rate at 35 for 1. A reminder that the result would hinge on average run-rate if extensive rain set in clearly focussed the minds, since the scoring rate rose immediately when play resumed 20 minutes later. Harrison Clarke was caught on 25 with the score up to 88, but Owen reached his 50 soon after and accelerated further from there, finding the boundary with increasing ease. Ollie Shrubsole added a brief 7 before Frank Turrill (6no) joined Owen to watch him finish off the run-chase with a flamboyant 29 runs from his last 9 balls, winning the match in the 36th over with an enormous 6 down the ground. Sadly there was no time for Owen to reach 100, but he finished 95no and drew praise from both the umpires and the Wales coaches.

Sincere thanks go to Phil Norton for standing in so ably as Coach in Steve Wilson's absence, and also to the team mums for helping serve the lunch and prepare drinks as usual.

Dorset U14 vs Wales U14        
at Bryanston School on Sunday 4th August 2013 (ECB U14 County Cup)  
Wales won the toss and chose to bat first      
Result: Dorset won by 7 wickets    
Wales U14 Innings: 144 for 7 in 45 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
S. Wall Ct (Shrubsole) Turrill 43  
D. Manley Bowled Tooley 46  
A. Keane RO (Robinson)   0  
K. Griffiths Ct (Thomas) Tooley 14  
R. Ward C&B Hett 6  
M. Murray-Williams Bowled Currie 11  
P. Sisodiya Not Out   13  
B. Supple Bowled Currie 2  
T. Murphy Not Out   5  
J. Sissons        
S. Coaker        
Batsmen     140  
Extras (3B, 1LB, 0W, 0NB) 4  
Total     144 for 7 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Owen Morris 8 0 28 0
Bradley Currie 8 3 20 2
Conrad Fish 6 1 20 0
Frank Turrill 9 1 28 1
Ross Tooley 9 0 25 2
Toby Hett 5 0 19 1
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     4 1
Total 45 5 144 7
Dorset U14 Innings: 149 for 3 in 35.2 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Greg Willows Ct (Griffiths) Coaker 12  
Harrison Clarke Ct (Williams) Sisodiya 25  
Owen Morris Not Out   95  
Ollie Shrubsole Ct (Williams) Barry 7  
Frank Turrill Not Out   6  
Jem Hai        
Oliver Thomas        
Tom Robinson        
Conrad Fish        
Bradley Currie        
Ross Tooley        
Batsmen     145  
Extras (1B, 1LB, 2W, 0NB) 4  
Total     149 for 3 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
T. Murphy 7 0 35 0
S. Coaker 6 1 11 1
J. Sissons 2 0 8 0
S. Wall 1 0 11 0
C. Barry 9 0 41 1
P. Sisodiya 9 2 29 1
M. Murray-Williams 1 0 2 0
B. Supple 0.2 0 10 0
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     2  
Total 35.2 3 149 3



Bromsgrove U14 Festival Report

Dorset U14s travelled north for a thoroughly enjoyable and highly successful visit to the U14 County Cricket Festival 2013, held in the excellent facilities of Bromsgrove School, and were blessed with warm, sunny weather throughout. Five full U14 county teams attended plus three U14 district sides, Dorset proving to be the strongest amongst them with 3 emphatic wins on consecutive days against Suffolk U14s, Norfolk U14s and finally old acquaintances Oxfordshire U14s.


Playing Suffolk U14s (on the Senior 1sts pitch) on Thursday 26th July, Dorset won the toss and elected to bat first. Suffolk enjoyed early success, removing Greg Willows for a duck in the opening over and both Oliver Thomas (4) and Owen Morris (24) soon after to see Dorset rocking slightly at 30 for 3. Harrison Clarke (7) then dug in for 9 overs with Ollie Shrubsole for a 27 run partnership before being given out LBW. In a telling captain's innings, Ollie batted on in fine form with Josh York (13), Jem Hai (9), Tom Robinson (11) and Frank Turrill in succession to reach his 50 in the 32nd over, before being stumped on 54 with the score now 150 for 8. Frank continued in his customary attacking style to finish 38no, with contributions from Conrad Fish (9) and Toby Hett (2no) helping push the closing score to 189 for 9 from the 40 overs.

Opening the Dorset bowling in partnership with Owen Morris (5-2-21-0) and then Ross Tooley (4-0-14-0), Bradley Currie (6-2-17-1) took the first wicket in his second over with the score at just 7. However Suffolk fought back doggedly to push the score along to 65 in the 20th over before their No3 fell to a sharp stumping by Oliver Thomas off the accurate bowling of Frank Turrill (8-0-22-2). The other opener followed soon after and, despite a couple of further partnerships of 20 or so, wickets fell steadily including 2 for Toby Hett (6-1-24-2), 1 for Tom Robinson (2-0-18-1) and 3 run outs, pressurised by the testing pace of Conrad Fish (6-0-19-0). Suffolk were finally bowled out for 150 in their final over, Dorset winning by the comfortable margin of 39 runs.

The full scorecard is available at

(NB. PlayCricket only gives space for 12 player names so the unnamed extra bowler in the scorecard is Ross. If anyone remembers who took our 3 run-outs, please let me know; I think at least 1 was a result of Tom's regularly excellent fielding)


The following day saw Dorset playing Norfolk U14s on the postage-stamp pitch of the adjoining Prep School, a ground so small that one thick edge off Conrad's bowling passed shoulder-high within feet of Frank, doubling as combined 1st slip and deep 3rd man on the boundary barely 20 yards away, for a flat 6.

Norfolk won the toss and set out to post a suitably huge total, opening with their stand-out player and captain Will Rogers (83 and 8-0-45-4). However Owen Morris and Bradley Currie had other ideas and kept things relatively tight before the first wicket fell to Ross Tooley in the 11th over with the score on 47. A stand of 54 followed for the 2nd wicket, also to Ross who followed up with the Norfolk No4 for a duck to finish with the excellent figures of 8-2-31-3. A further 80 runs were added before Toby Hett (5-0-42-1) took Norfolk's 4th wicket in the 32nd over, quickly followed by Owen returning to bag the accomplished Rogers' wicket in the 33rd. The 5 remaining Norfolk wickets tumbled in just 6 overs; another to Owen (7.1-1-37-2) and two to Bradley (7-0-43-2), all three well caught by Ross, plus two good run-outs from Ollie Shrubsole and Owen. Norfolk finished 229 all out and missed out on batting their last 2 overs.

The total always looked sub-par for the ground and Dorset's opening pair of Greg Willows and Harrison Clarke set about reaching it with gusto, hitting 83 runs in 11 overs before Harrison was caught on 26. Tom Robinson was unfortunate to be run out first ball but Frank Turrill strode out licking his lips at the short boundaries and proceeded to hit a brutal 59, including four consecutive 6s in a single over. Greg was finally yorked on 57, an innings that drew glowing praise from the experienced umpires. Jem Hai hit a similarly spectacular 37, including two 6s, before Josh York (10no) and Owen Morris (9no) knocked off the last few runs needed to reach 230 for 5 in just the 30th over. Dorset won by 5 wickets.

The full scorecard is available at (the unnamed extra bowler is Conrad Fish)


The final day had Dorset playing Oxfordshire U14s, similarly victorious against Norfolk and Suffolk over the two previous days, on the Senior 2nds pitch for the nominal Bromsgrove 2013 festival "title".

Oxon won the toss and unsurprisingly elected to bat first in the bright, sunny conditions. Owen Morris (7-0-24-1) and Bradley Currie (8-0-28-0) again opened the Dorset bowling in controlled fashion but Oxon's opening pair looked to be going well at 30 without loss after 8 overs. This changed rapidly (described later by the Oxon coach as "we fell into a big hole") when Ross Tooley bagged the wicket of Oxon's leading batsman with his first ball and proceeded to dismantle their top order with a miserly spell of 8-2-12-3. Excellent bowling from Toby Hett (6-2-13-1) continued the damage, with Frank Turrill (6-1-17-1) and a polished cameo bowling spell from Harrison Clarke (5-1-23-1) both taking further wickets. Ultimately Oxon could reach only 129 for 9 in the 40 overs.

Greg Willows and Josh York made a confident start to the Dorset reply, despatching wayward balls to the boundary in style and reaching 36 in just 9 overs before Josh was bowled for 14. Ollie Shrubsole added 17 before uncharacteristically chipping to mid-off with the score on 68. Conrad was unluckily run out a few balls later for 2 and Ollie Thomas made 14 before being caught within sight of the target. Tom Robinson had time only to add 1no before Greg won the match in style with a huge 6, carrying his bat with another fine innings of 71no. Dorset won by 6 wickets.

The full scorecard is available at (the unnamed 13th player being Jem Hai)


Afterwards Steve Wilson awarded some small festival prizes:

a) a trophy mini bat for the most runs scored to Greg Willows with 128 (average of 64). Runners up were Frank Turrill with 97 (avg. 97) and Ollie Shrubsole with 71 (avg. 35.5)

b) a trophy practice ball for the most wickets taken to Ross Tooley with 6 (at an average of 9.5 runs). Joint runners up with 4 each were Toby Hett (avg. 19.75) and Bradley Currie (avg. 22)

c) a trophy abdominal guard to Harrison Clarke for the most painful attempted slip-catch with an inappropriate body part

d) the special "manager's travel pillow" award, also to Harrison Clarke, for the player most resistant to being woken in the mornings

Many thanks again from Steve Wilson and me to all 13 players for their excellent behaviour, good company and enjoyable banter throughout. Also to the various parents who helped out with scoring and lifts to and from the festival. Finally to James Robinson for taking some fantastic photos of the Norfolk and Oxon matches which can be viewed



Dorset U14 vs Devon U14, Sun 14th July (ECB U14 County Cup)
A hot, still day at Sherborne saw Dorset U14s narrowly beat Devon U14s by 2 wickets in a hard-fought match that Dorset contrived in the closing stages to make rather more exciting than it should have been.
Despite strict instructions for captain Ollie Shrubsole to win the toss at all costs, Dorset found themselves invited to field first in the heat of the day. The team lacked some of its usual energy and precision as Devon got off to a strong start, reaching 58 for 2 by first drinks impeded only by an LBW and a sharp run-out at the non-striker's end, both from Bradley Currie (9-1-36-1). In a stand of 90 for the 3rd wicket, Devon's dangerous opening batsman, Harvey Sargent, was going well on 61 and starting to accelerate when Ross Tooley (9-1-34-1) found his leading edge, sliced to Greg Willows at extra cover. The Devon runs dried up for several overs before his partner, Noah Wright (34), fell first victim to an excellent spell from Owen Morris (6-1-18-3). 2 more wickets fell to Owen in quick succession as Devon found themselves 141 for 6 with just 8 overs left. Toby Hett (8-0-42-1) added the wicket of Devon's captain in the 43rd but a scrappy close saw Devon add 31 runs in their last 3 overs, finishing 200 for 7 off 45.

After cooling showers and an excellent tea, Dorset initially set about the challenge of chasing down 200 in some style. Greg Willows and Owen Morris got off to a flying start, reaching 59 from the first 12 overs before Owen was adjudged LBW on 27. Dorset stumbled a little as two further wickets fell on 70 and 89, before Ollie Shrubsole (22) joined Greg to add 45 for the 4th wicket. At 148 for 4 after 32 overs, Dorset were ahead of the rate and looking good for a straightforward finish, but it was not to be. First Greg succumbed attempting another big hit, caught for an excellent 73, his second fine innings in consecutive matches. Tom Robinson (10) and Jem Hai (18) added 25 invaluable runs before Tom was given out LBW. Then two needless run-outs followed in the space of one crazy over and suddenly Dorset found themselves still 23 runs short with just 2 wickets remaining. However cooler heads came to the crease in the form of Conrad Fish (13no) and Bradley Currie (3no) to shepherd Dorset safely over the line with 2 overs remaining.
Dorset U14 vs Devon U14        
at Sherborne School on Sunday 14th July 2013 (ECB U14 County Cup)  
Devon won the toss and chose to bat first      
Result: Dorset won by 2 wickets    
Devon U14 Innings: 200 for 7 in 45 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Harvey Sargent Ct (Willows) Tooley 61  
Finlay Marks LBW Currie 10  
Billy Rudolph RO (Currie)   0  
Noah Wright Ct (Thomas) Morris 34  
Joe Hagan-Burt (Capt) Ct (Currie) Hett 17  
Neal Osborn Bowled Morris 5  
Jim Shepherd Ct (Thomas) Morris 0  
Ben Phillips (Wkt) Not Out   21  
Harry Ward Not Out   14  
Alex Hannam        
Matthew Petherbridge        
Batsmen     162  
Extras (0B, 6LB, 30W, 2NB) 38  
Total     200 for 7 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Bradley Currie 9 1 36 1
Toby Hett 8 0 42 1
Conrad Fish 4 0 24 0
Ross Tooley 9 1 34 1
Frank Turrill 5 0 20 0
Owen Morris 6 1 18 3
Ollie Shrubsole 4 0 20 0
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     6 1
Total 45 3 200 7
Dorset U14 Innings: 201 for 8 in 42.5 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Greg Willows Ct (Osborn) Shepherd 73  
Owen Morris LBW Petherbridge 27  
Oliver Thomas (Wkt) LBW Sargent 6  
Harrison Clarke Bowled Sargent 0  
Ollie Shrubsole (Capt) St (Phillips) Shepherd 22  
Jem Hai RO (Marks)   18  
Tom Robinson LBW Rudolph 10  
Frank Turrill RO (Sargent)   1  
Conrad Fish Not Out   13  
Bradley Currie Not Out   3  
Toby Hett        
Batsmen     173  
Extras (6B, 2LB, 16W, 4NB) 28  
Total     201 for 8 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Noah Wright 4 0 28 0
Joe Langsworthy 3 0 12 0
Harvey Sargent 9 0 19 2
Billy Rudolph 5.5 2 20 1
Matthew Petherbridge 9 0 37 1
Neal Osborn 1 0 12 0
Joe Hagan-Burt 4 0 27 0
Jim Shepherd 3 0 17 2
Alex Hannam 4 1 21 0
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     8 2
Total 42.5 3 201 8

Hampshire U14 vs Dorset U14, Sun 30th June (ECB U14 County Cup)

On a beautiful cricket day at Burridge CC, Dorset U14s produced their strongest team performance in the last 2 or 3 years to overpower Hampshire U14s in the ECB U14 County Cup by the considerable margin of 108 runs.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first on a good looking pitch with a lightning-quick outfield, Dorset wobbled initially at 19 for 2 after 4 overs. Greg Willows, in great touch from the start, pushed the score almost single-handedly to 61 before the 3rd wicket fell in the 13th over, bringing Ollie Shrubsole to the crease. These two combined beautifully in a skilful, well-paced partnership of 108 before Ollie was caught at mid-off for 56. Greg was then joined by Jem Hai who, dealing mostly in boundaries, rapidly added 38 as the score climbed well above 200. Frank Turrill (15no) picked up where Jem left off as Greg continued his almost chanceless knock, despite calling a perilously tight single to reach his 100. Finally run out in the last over for 115, Greg's innings was described by the umpires as the finest they could remember from a 14 year old. The Dorset innings closed on 265 for 6.

Chasing very nearly 6 per over was always likely to be challenging, but the challenge became ever steeper as Bradley Currie (6-1-15-1) and Ross Tooley (9-1-31-1) delivered another excellent opening spell. Steve Wilson had set the team the target of conceding no more than 35 runs from the first 10 overs; in fact it took 13 overs for Hampshire to get there, by which point the required rate was above 7 and rising fast. Every time the batsmen looked to push on and attack the bowling, another wicket fell. Dorset fielded with energy throughout the innings, yielding two good run-outs as Hampshire were forced into taking ever greater risks. Conrad Fish (6-0-18-1) bowled a good line with real pace, Ollie Shrubsole (2-0-14-1) chipped in with a wicket whilst Frank Turrill bowled an excellent spell with 4 wickets for just 19 in 6.4 overs. Hampshire finally were bowled out for 157 with more than 9 overs remaining.

Hampshire U14 vs Dorset U14      
at Burridge CC on Sunday 30th June 2013 (ECB U14 County Cup)  
Dorset won the toss and chose to bat first      
Result: Dorset won by 108 runs    
Dorset U14 Innings: 265 for 6 in 45 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Greg Willows RO (Unsure)   115  
Owen Morris Ct & Bowled Parvess 8  
Oliver Thomas (Wkt) Ct (McMichael) Parvess 1  
Harrison Clarke Ct & Bowled Dyer 4  
Ollie Shrubsole (Capt) Ct (Parvis) Organ 56  
Jem Hai Ct (Foster) Parvess 38  
Frank Turrill Not Out   15  
Conrad Fish Not Out   0  
Tom Robinson        
Ross Tooley        
Bradley Currie        
Batsmen     237  
Extras (0B, 3LB, 24W, 1NB) 28  
Total     265 for 6 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Brendon Parvess 9 0 59 3
Chris Searle 8 1 41 0
Bobby Dyer 4 0 20 1
Rhodes Franklin 5 0 31 0
Billy Mead 5 0 31 0
Felix Organ 9 0 47 1
Sam Caldera 3 0 16 0
Tom Foster 2 0 17 0
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     3 1
Total 45 1 265 6
Hampshire U14 Innings: 157 all out in 36.4 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Felix Organ (Capt) Bowled Fish 14  
Rory McMichael Bowled Currie 15  
Billy Mead St (Thomas) Turrill 35  
Tom Gnodde Ct (Clarke) Tooley 5  
Sam Caldera Bowled Turrill 56  
Tom Foster Ct (Thomas) Turrill 0  
Rhodes Franklin RO (Willows)   11  
Elliott Mitchell-Lee (Wkt) Ct (Thomas) Turrill 2  
Bobby Dyer Bowled Shrubsole 1  
Chris Searle RO (Morris)   1  
Brendon Parvess Not Out   0  
Batsmen     140  
Extras (6B, 2LB, 9W, 0NB) 17  
Total     157 for 10 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Bradley Currie 6 1 15 1
Ross Tooley 9 1 31 1
Conrad Fish 6 0 18 1
Tom Robinson 3 0 28 0
Toby Hett 4 0 24 0
Frank Turrill 6.4 1 19 4
Ollie Shrubsole 2 0 14 1
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     8 2
Total 36.4 3 157 10



Dorset U14 vs Cornwall U14, Sun 23rd June (ECB U14 County Cup)


Despite cloudy, chilly and blustery conditions at Bryanston, the forecast rain showers happily stayed away to see Dorset U14s register an emphatic victory by 77 runs over Cornwall U14s in the ECB U14 County Cup.

Dorset won the toss and chose to bat first on what proved to be a tricky wicket that most batsmen found it hard to score freely on. After losing Owen Morris and Greg Willows early on, Frank Turrill (27) and Harrison Clarke (16) steadied the ship to reach 53 for 2 at 15 overs. Both fell soon after first drinks, but Ollie Shrubsole (20) and Jem Hai (another fine innings of 49) pushed the score along to 130 with 10 overs remaining. Contributions from all of the lower order helped stretch the final total to 172 all out, the last wicket falling on the final ball of the innings.

Opening the Dorset bowling in exemplary fashion, Bradley Currie (6-1-15-0) and Ross Tooley (9-1-23-1) restricted Cornwall to just 34 for 1 at 15 overs, without conceding a single extra. Conrad Fish (6-1-23-2) and Owen Morris (6-2-18-2) picked up where the openers left off, keeping Cornwall under relentless pressure as wickets began to fall regularly. The turning point in the reply was a brilliant piece of combination fielding in the 23rd over that saw Cornwall's opening batsman (going well on 34) run out at the non-strikers end; Tom Robinson pulled off a brilliant stop at backward point and fired the ball back to keeper Oliver Thomas who, still in his gloves, threw down the stumps underarm at the far end before the back-pedalling batsman could return to his ground. Further good spells from Frank Turrill (5-1-8-1) and Jake Markham (2-0-5-2), plus another run-out from Jem Hai, finished off Cornwall's lower order in just 33.5 overs.

Overall this was certainly the team's strongest bowling and fielding performance for quite some time, with no quarter given at any stage in defending what proved to be a highly competitive total in the conditions. However there remains scope for improvement on the batting front, with Steve Wilson asking for at least one big innings each match from the top order and a focus throughout the team on more positive running, taking more of the quick singles available and running the first one hard to turn 1s into 2s. 

Dorset U14 vs Cornwall U14      
at Bryanston School on Sunday 23rd June 2013 (ECB U14 County Cup)  
Dorset won the toss and chose to bat first      
Result: Dorset won by 77 runs    
Dorset U14 Innings: 172 all out in 45 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Greg Willows Bowled Goldsworthy 14  
Owen Morris Ct (O'Nyons) Eva 2  
Frank Turrill Ct (Gibson) Goldsworthy 27  
Harrison Clarke Ct (Sturgess) Goldsworthy 16  
Ollie Shrubsole (Capt) Ct (Gibson) Leathley 20  
Jem Hai LBW O'Nyons 49  
Tom Robinson Ct (O'Nyons) Eva 10  
Conrad Fish Ct (Leathley) O'Nyons 6  
Oliver Thomas (Wkt) Not Out   8  
Bradley Currie Bowled O'Nyons 2  
Ross Tooley Ct (Gibson) Eva 2  
Batsmen     156  
Extras (5B, 0LB, 9W, 2NB) 16  
Total     172 for 10 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Will Eva 8 0 33 3
Danny Warne 4 1 17 0
Jamie Goldsworthy 9 3 23 3
Dylan Caddy 6 0 20 0
Jack Paull 9 0 33 0
Ross Leathley 6 0 27 1
Sam O'Nyons 3 0 14 3
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     5  
Total 45 4 172 10
Cornwall U14 Innings: 95 all out in 33.5 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Ross Leathley RO (Thomas)   34  
Chris Gibson (Capt) Ct & Bowled Tooley 14  
Michael Harding Bowled Fish 6  
Tommy Sturgess (Wkt) Ct (Robinson) Fish 14  
Jamie Goldsworthy Ct (Thomas) Morris 3  
Luc Lombard Bowled Markham 7  
Will Eva Bowled Morris 1  
Danny Warne LBW Turrill 2  
Dylan Caddy Ct (Shrubsole) Markham 2  
Jack Paull Not Out   0  
Sam O'Nyons RO (Hai)   1  
Batsmen     84  
Extras (2B, 1LB, 7W, 1NB) 11  
Total     95 for 10 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Bradley Currie 6 1 15 0
Ross Tooley 9 1 23 1
Conrad Fish 6 1 23 2
Owen Morris 6 2 18 2
Frank Turrill 5 1 8 1
Jake Markham 1.5 0 5 2
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     3 2
Total 33.5 6 95 10

Berkshire U14 vs Dorset U14, Sun 9th June (ECB U14 County Cup)

An exciting game but ultimately a disappointing result with Dorset U14s falling short by 23 runs (183 all out), chasing Berkshire U14s challenging total of 206 all out.

The perennially-dangerous Tom Scriven (42) and Euan Woods (68, having been dropped on 24) again hit the majority of Berkshire's runs, with their lower order successfully pushing the total towards and then beyond 200 as things became rather scrappy in the closing 15 overs. Pick of the Dorset bowlers were Ross Tooley (9-1-26-2), Owen Morris (6-0-36-2) and Bradley Currie (9-0-32-1). Special mention goes to Oliver Thomas for a quite brilliant stumping off Bradley's bowling, taken at pace down the leg side off the batsman's hip.

The Dorset reply started brightly as Owen Morris fluently stroked 34 from 34 balls before also falling to Scriven, his 3rd wicket in just 8 balls. At 45 for 3, things were looking tricky but Harrison Clarke (18), Ollie Shrubsole (55) and Jem Hai (45) dug in and fought back well to push the score along to 166 for 6 with 7 overs still remaining. Jem might count himself particularly unlucky to be given out LBW quite so far down the wicket. The pressure told as the required rate rose steadily and sadly the remaining wickets fell in quick succession to leave Dorset 23 runs adrift.

Berkshire U14 vs Dorset U14      
at Wargrave CC on Sunday 9th June 2013 (ECB U14 County Cup)  
Berkshire won the toss and chose to bat first    
Result: Berkshire won by 23 runs    
Berkshire U14 Innings: 206 all out in 43.5 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Ali Ahmed Bowled Hett 6  
Tom Scriven Ct (Turrill) Tooley 42  
Matthew Elridge St (Thomas) Currie 2  
Euan Woods Ct (Clarke) Morris 68  
Oliver Vickery St (Thomas) Tooley 1  
Harry Jordan Ct (Thomas) Morris 17  
Tom Prentis RO (Thomas)   12  
Angus Eglinton Ct (Currie) Fish 18  
Max Mortimer LBW Hett 15  
Mark Firth RO (Hai)   1  
Saahib Mehli Not Out   1  
Batsmen     183  
Extras (3B, 3LB, 17W, 0NB) 23  
Total     206 for 10 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Conrad Fish 5 0 22 1
Toby Hett 8.5 0 50 2
Bradley Currie 9 0 32 1
Ross Tooley 9 1 26 2
Frank Turrill 4 0 18 0
Ollie Shrubsole 2 0 16 0
Owen Morris 6 0 36 2
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     6 2
Total 43.5 1 206 10
Dorset U14 Innings: 183 all out in 41.4 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Owen Morris Bowled Scriven 34  
Josh York Bowled Scriven 2  
Oliver Thomas (Wkt) Bowled Scriven 0  
Harrison Clarke Ct & Bowled Woods 18  
Ollie Shrubsole (Capt) Bowled Firth 55  
Jem Hai LBW Jordan 45  
Tom Robinson Bowled Ahmed 0  
Frank Turrill Ct (Eglinton) Jordan 9  
Conrad Fish Ct (Ahmed) Eglinton 5  
Ross Tooley Bowled Eglinton 0  
Bradley Currie Not Out   0  
Batsmen     168  
Extras (0B, 8LB, 7W, 0NB) 15  
Total     183 for 10 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Tom Scriven 6 1 25 3
Mark Firth 9 0 36 1
Max Mortimer 4 0 25 0
Harry Jordan 9 0 38 2
Euan Woods 9 0 29 1
Ali Ahmed 3 0 16 1
Angus Eglinton 1.4 0 6 2
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     8  
Total 41.4 1 183 10

Dorset U14 vs Wiltshire U14, Sun 26th May (Friendly)

An excellent day's cricket all round with fantastic weather, the picture-perfect venue and hospitality of Canford School and a highly competitive warm-up fixture against Wiltshire U14s, who gave us a close-fought match as usual.

Having won the toss, Dorset chose to bat first but lost a couple of early wickets before recovering to 50 for 2 at first drinks. A partnership of 54 for the 3rd wicket between Oliver Thomas (33) and Owen Morris (18) was followed by a series of wickets as Wiltshire's bowlers kept things tight. At 100 for 6 after 30 overs, it looked like we might struggle to bat the full 45 but a fine effort from the lower order added a further 94 runs, spearheaded by a spirited partnership of 42 from Jem Hai (27) and Tom Robinson (30). The Dorset innings closed at 194 for 9.

Wiltshire's reply began slowly with Ross Tooley (7-1-16-0) and Conrad Fish opening the bowling, but built steadily to 84 without loss after 24 overs before Frank Turrill (9-1-19-1) found a way through for a sharp stumping by Oliver Thomas, enjoying an excellent day with the gloves (2 stumpings, 1 catch). A wicket for Jake Markham (6-0-33-1) soon followed but, at 129 for 2 with 10 overs in hand, Wiltshire appeared well set to accelerate. However the combination of Ollie Shrubsole's leg-spin (5-0-18-2) and an excellent second spell from Conrad (9-1-32-2) saw 4 wickets fall in 4 overs as the Wiltshire middle order succumbed to the pressure of the steadily-rising required rate. Wiltshire finished 30 runs short on 164 for 7.

Overall it was a strong team performance, only let down by rather too many wides and some lapses in the field that we need to continue to work at.

Dorset U14 vs Wiltshire U14      
at Canford on Sunday 26th May 2013 (Friendly)    
Dorset won the toss and chose to bat first      
Result: Dorset won by 30 runs    
Dorset U14 Innings: 194 for 9 in 45 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Greg Willows Bowled Hudson 0  
Harrison Clarke Bowled Diaper 10  
Oliver Thomas (Wkt) Ct (Samuel) Wade 33  
Owen Morris LBW Whittaker 18  
Ollie Shrubsole (Capt) Bowled Whittaker 11  
Josh York Bowled Wade 2  
Jem Hai Ct (Samuel) Dymoke 27  
Tom Robinson Bowled Hudson 30  
Frank Turrill Bowled Parker 16  
Conrad Fish Not Out   14  
Ross Tooley Not Out   3  
Batsmen     164  
Extras (1B, 7LB, 22W, 0NB) 30  
Total     194 for 9 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Adam Hudson 9 1 34 2
George Diaper 9 0 40 1
Sean Parker 8 2 27 1
Max Dymoke 4 0 33 1
Patrick Whittaker 9 1 31 2
William Wade 6 1 21 2
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     8  
Total 45 5 194 9
Wiltshire U14 Innings: 164 for 7 in 45 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Elijah Samuel St (Thomas) Shrubsole 64  
J Atkin St (Thomas) Turrill 33  
William Wade Ct (Thomas) Markham 10  
Charanveer Chahal LBW Fish 2  
George Elliott Not Out   13  
S Mitchell Bowled Shrubsole 1  
Sean Parker Bowled Fish 5  
Adam Hudson Run Out Morris 5  
Max Dymoke Not Out   2  
George Diaper        
Patrick Whittaker        
Batsmen     135  
Extras (3B, 3LB, 22W, 1NB) 29  
Total     164 for 7 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Conrad Fish 9 1 32 2
Ross Tooley 7 1 16 0
Toby Hett 5 0 19 0
Owen Morris 4 0 21 0
Frank Turrill 9 1 19 1
Jake Markham 6 0 33 1
Ollie Shrubsole 5 0 18 2
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     6 1
Total 45 3 164 7

Dorset U14 vs Gwent U14, Sun 12th May (Friendly)

Invited to bat first, Dorset made the most of some slightly wayward Gwent bowling to rack up an impressive 297 all out, the last wicket falling with 2 balls left of the allotted 40 overs. Greg Willows scored a highly impressive 121 and Oliver Thomas fell agonisingly short of his first 50 (out on 48 for the second match in a row). The rest of the order rose nobly to the challenge set them by Steve W of scoring quick runs in the remaining overs, without thought for their averages. Extras added a further 61 to the total.

In reply, after an early wicket from the increasingly rapid Conrad Fish (4-2-7-1), Gwent's No.s 2 & 3 dug in well to put on 63 before Frank Turrill (5-2-11-2) and Ross Tooley (7-1-21-1) broke through with 3 quick wickets between them for just 1 run. A fine spell from Kieran Whittle (6-0-30-3) blew through 3 more Gwent batsmen and both Toby Hett (7-1-11-1) and Tom Robinson (3-0-12-1) picked up 1 each as just reward for some tidy bowling. Ollie Shrubsole was unlucky to finish wicketless after 6 probing overs for just 13.

Gwent were always well behind the formidable rate required and finished on 128 for 9, giving Dorset victory by 169 runs.

Dorset U14 vs Gwent U14        
at Redlands, Weymouth on Sunday 12th May 2013 (Friendly)    
Dorset were invited to bat first      
Result: Dorset won by 169 runs    
Dorset U14 Innings: 297 all out in 39.4 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Greg Willows Ct (Lewis) S Clarke 121  
Jem Hai Bowled R Clarke 2  
Oliver Thomas (Wkt) Bowled D Clarke 48  
Harrison Clarke LBW D Clarke 9  
Josh York RO (Lewis)   15  
Tom Robinson Bowled D Clarke 6  
Ollie Shrubsole (Capt) Ct (Harrison) Evans 17  
Frank Turrill RO (R Clarke)   12  
Ross Tooley Bowled Evans 1  
Conrad Fish LBW R Clarke 5  
Kieran Whittle Not Out   0  
Batsmen     236  
Extras (20B, 1LB, 35W, 5NB) 61  
Total     297 for 10 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
S Clarke 5 0 35 1
R Clarke 7.4 0 62 2
M Evans 7 0 42 2
E Thomas 4 0 26 0
J Docherty 4 0 24 0
A Lewis 3 0 21 0
D Clarke 6 0 33 3
S Harrison 2 0 27 0
J Watkins 1 0 6 0
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     21 2
Total 39.4 0 297 10
Gwent U14 Innings: 128 for 9 in 40 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
R Avery LBW Fish 0  
R Clarke Ct (Hett) Tooley 26  
S Clarke LBW Turrill 25  
M Evans Ct (Shrubsole) Hett 32  
E Thomas Bowled Turrill 1  
R Thomas Bowled Whittle 4  
J Watkins Bowled Whittle 0  
D Clarke Bowled Whittle 8  
S Harrison Ct (Markham) Robinson 13  
A Lewis Not Out   1  
J Docherty Not Out   0  
Batsmen     110  
Extras (2B, 0LB, 11W, 5NB) 18  
Total     128 for 9 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Conrad Fish 4 2 7 1
Toby Hett 7 1 11 1
Jake Markham 2 0 21 0
Frank Turrill 5 2 11 2
Ross Tooley 7 1 21 1
Ollie Shrubsole 6 1 13 0
Kieran Whittle 6 0 30 3
Tom Robinson 3 0 12 1
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     2  
Total 40 7 128 9

Canford U15 vs Dorset U14 XI, Sat 27th April (Friendly)

With Canford chasing our testing target of 181 for 4 (from 30 overs) and needing 77 to win with 8 overs left and 4 wickets in hand, the match was nicely poised for a good finish. Then the hailstorm arrived. On balance, Duckworth Lewis would probably have shown us ahead by 20 runs or so, but Canford's No.3 (Tom Glennie) was still there on 46no and going very well.

Dorset U14 highlights included Oliver Thomas (48), Jem Hai (44), Ollie Shrubsole (34), Ross Tooley (1-0-6-2), and Kieran Whittle (5-0-16-1).

Canford U15 vs Dorset U14 XI      
at Canford School on Saturday 27th April 2013 (Friendly)    
Dorset won the toss and chose to bat first      
Result: Match abandoned due to hail-storm  
Dorset U14 XI Innings: 181 for 4 from 30 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Josh York Ct (Williams) Barnes 16  
Jem Hai Ct (Iftikhar) Perkins 44  
Oliver Thomas Bowled Barnes 48  
Ollie Shrubsole Ct (Habin) Smith 34  
Tom Robinson Not Out   11  
Ross Tooley Not Out   7  
Henry Lockwood DNB      
Jake Markham DNB      
Josh Dennis DNB      
Spencer Hopkins DNB      
Solo Roper DNB      
Batsmen     160  
Extras (3B, 1LB, 10W, 7NB) 21  
Total     181 for 4 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Ned Habin 6 0 36 0
Casper Barnes 6 1 18 2
Tristani Perkins 5 0 28 1
Sam Brookes 4 0 33 0
Iftikhar 5 0 25 0
Harry Smith 4 0 37 1
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     4 0
Total 30 1 181 4
Canford U15 Innings: 105 for 6 from 22 overs    
Batsmen How Out Bowler Runs  
Harry Williams Ct (Whittle) Whittle 26  
Angus Altham Bowled Roper 0  
Tom Glennie Not Out   46  
Charlie Bramble RO (Thomas)   3  
Charlie Holmes Bowled Lockwood 10  
Casper Barnes Bowled Tooley 4  
Harry Smith Bowled Tooley 0  
Ned Habin Not Out   2  
Tristani Perkins DNB      
Iftikhar DNB      
Sam Brookes DNB      
Batsmen     91  
Extras (6B, 2LB, 4W, 2NB) 14  
Total     105 for 6 wickets
Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Solo Roper 3 0 17 1
Kieran Whittle 5 0 16 1
Jake Markham 4 0 24 0
Spencer Hopkins 4 1 11 0
Henry Lockwood 3 0 17 1
Josh Dennis 2 0 6 0
Ross Tooley 1 0 6 2
Fielding Extras / Run Outs     8 1
Total 22 1 105 6




2011 / 2012 Season



Following three recent trials at Lytchett School, up to 32 boys were considered for selection onto the “Dorset U14’s Winter Training Squad 2012”.


Can I thank all the boys for their efforts and your parents for their commitment in driving you to these trials.


Please see below the squad selected to start the 2012 winter training programme ,starting in the New Year. (First session @ Hurn 2/1/2012 5PM start)


Sam Ayres
Teddy Andrews
Dan Avery
Alex Bowes
Dominic Clutterbuck
Will Caldwell
Charlie Gynes
Will Hendy
Oliver Lee
Will Matthews
Daniel Morris
Nico McDonoagh
Jack Owens
Robert Pack
George Pope
Alex Peel
Jamie Price
George Wilson


Neil Pack
Dorset Under 14’s Team Manager 
07944 109506


County 14 - Fixtures 2012

Sat 21 Apr  Canford School U15s  Away  Canford School  2.00pm   Canc
Sun 29 Apr am          East v North
Sun 29 Apr pm          South v West
Sun 6 May  Trial 1
Mon 7 May am         North v South
Mon 7 May pm         West v East
Sun 13 May             Middle Practice at Chapel Gate ( to be confirmed) all squad available to attend
Sun 20 May             North v West; East v South
Sun 27 May             Somerset              Home at  Dean Park             10.45 AM           Won by 9 wickets
Sun 3 June              Cardiff & The Vale  Home at  Sherborne School     12.00 PM         Won by 72 runs
Tues 5 June            Oxon                    Away                                 1.00 PM              Lost by 4 wickets
Wed 6 June             Middle Practice  (S v E; W v N)
Sun 10 June            Devon                 Away   at Whimple CC         10.45 AM                 Canc
Sun 17 June            Cornwall              Away   at Praze CC              11.00 AM                 Canc
Sun 24 June             Hampshire           Home  at Sherbourne School  11.30 AM               Canc
(N v E; W v S)
Sun 1 July                Wiltshire                Home   at   Redlands             1.00 PM              Won by two wickets
Sun 8 July                Possibly away game at Devon TBC                                                Canc
 Sun 15 July              Wales                    Away                                10.45 AM             Canc
Sun 22 July              Taunton Festival Matches  Mon 23 - Fri 27th July v Derbyshire - Won,
 Devon - Won, Gloucestershire - Lost, Worcestershire - Lost  & Yorkshire - Draw.  
Tues 31 July            NEC Surrey League XI Home at Chapel Gate      12.00 Noon           Won                          
Wed 1 Aug               Glos                      Away                               11.30 AM                Lost
Sun 5 Aug                 Berkshire               Home     at Colehill             10.45 AM             Lost
Tues 7 Aug               Gwent                  Away                                12.00 Noon             Canc
Sun 12 Aug              Buckinghamshire    Home     Chapel Gate          13.00 PM          Postponed
Wed 22 Aug              Yorkshire               Home  at  Redlands             TBA
(double fixture with U15s)


Future winter training evenings.


These are all at the Dorset Indoor Cricket Cetnre at Hurn.



 All sessions are 7 PM to 9 PM costs are £10.00 a session. 

Taunton Festival Squad announced for July 2012.
The squad selected ; -

Teddy Andrews

Dan Avery

Robert Pack

Charlie Gynes

Dominic Clutterbuck

Jack Owens

Will Hendy

Will Matthews

Alex Peel

Will Caldwell

Jamie Price

Nico Macdonagh

Daniel Morris

George Wilson

Sam Ayres




2009 / 2010 Season



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Phil Calcott



Congratulations to Dom Hand on being confirmed as County Captain for the coming season. The management team are looking forward to a exciting and rewarding partnership with Dom and the rest of the squad during the 2010 season.

Once again well done Dom.

Steve Wilson (Head Coach) & Phil Calcott (Manager)




Fixtures 2010

The fixtures for the forthcoming season have been confirmed as follows:







Sat 17th April


Canford School U 15’s

Canford School


Sat 1st May


Lords Tour



Sun 2nd May



Chigwell School


Sun 3rd May


Surrey NEC XI



Sun 16th May


Sherborne School U14’s

Sherborne School


Sun 30th May



Torquay CC


Sun 6th June





Sun 13th June





Sun 20th June



Sherborne School


Sun 27th June



Sherborne School


Sun 4th July



Sherborne School


Sun 11th July





Sun 18th July



Taunton School


Mon 19th July



Taunton Festival


Tue 20th July



Taunton Festival


Wed 21st July



Taunton Festival


Thurs 22nd July



Taunton Festival


Fri 23rd July



Taunton Festival


Wed 28th July



Sherborne School


Fri 30th July


Guernsey U15’s

Milton Abbey School

10.00- 14.00

Sun 1st Aug



Dean Park


Wed 4th Aug









Squad Announcement



Congratulations to Charlie Searles; Charlie who is a member of the East Dorset squad has been added to the county squad after impressing with his all round cricket performances at district training over the Christmas period. This is a fine example of the district system working in producing high quality players.

Steve Wilson (Head Coach)

New Year Sessions 

The dates for the sessions after Christmas have now been confirmed.



They are as follows:-

Sunday             10th January       Bryanston         11.00am – 1.00pm

Saturday           16th January       Gorcombe           5.00pm – 7.00pm         Social Event

Sunday             24th January       Bryanston         11.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday              7th  February     Bryanston         11.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday             14th February     Bryanston         11.00am – 1.00pm

Saturday           20th February     Lytchett              6.00pm – 8.00pm       

Sunday              7th  March         Bryanston         11.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday             14th March         Bryanston          11.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday             21st March         Bryanston          11.00am – 1.00pm

Sunday            11h  April            Bryanston         11.00am – 1.00pm         Hopefully outside

 Steve Wilson (Head Coach) & Phil Calcott (Manager)





Squad Announcement



Congratulations to James Andrews; James who is a Bryanston School pupil has been added to the squad after impressing the management team with his leg spin bowling.

Steve Wilson (Head Coach)

2010 Early Season Tour

Tour to London 1st to 3rd May inclusive has now been confirmed with the fixtures to follow.

2009/2010 Season

Squad Session Dates

The dates and times for the small group sessions before Christmas are as follows:

 Sunday     8th November  11.00am to 1.00pm at Bryanston School

Saturday 14th November    5.00pm to 7.00pm at Lytchett Manor School

Sunday   22nd November  11.00am to 1.00pm at Bryanston School

Saturday 28th November    5.00pm to 7.00pm at Clayesmore School

Sunday    6th  December  11.00am to 1.00pm at Bryanston School

Saturday 12th December    5.00pm to 7.00pm at Lytchett Manor School

Phil Calcott (Manager)



New Manager

I would like to welcome Phil Calcott to this years management team. Phil will be taking on the role as team manager for the new season. I am very excited about working with Phil and look forward to striking a successful partnership.

Steve Wilson (Head Coach)


The following players have been selected in the Dorset Under 14 squad for the coming season;

Josh Adamson
George Bartlett
Ryan Boardwell
Ollie Calcott
Max Clark
Eddie Clements
James Dodds
Daniel Evans
Marcus Evans
Dominic Hand
Sam Harrison
Alex Jones
Liam Kelly
Joe Manley
Declan Quinn
Max Ritchie
James Vitali
Ollie Weld

We start our winter training schedule on Saturday 31st October at Clayesmore School with a player and Parent meeting followed by our first whole squad session.

Please keep looking at this page as the training schedule will be published as soon as we receive confirmation from venues.

Steve Wilson (Head Coach)