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Dorset U11 Girls Indoor 6 a-side Final 2014

1st  St Michaels
2nd Lockyers
3rd  Bournemouth School for Girls
4th  Parkstone



For a breakdown of the results and scores please Click Here



U13 Girls Lady Taverners Indoor 6 a-side Final 2014


1st  St Michaels
2nd Lockyers
3rd  Bournemouth School for Girls
4th  Parkstone
5th  Woodroffe
6th  Lytchett
7th  Gillingham
8th  Wey Valley School 


For a breakdown of the results and scores please Click Here


Under 15 Competitions

Click the following links to view information:

    - 2014 Competition Rules

    - U15 Lady Taverners Competition Schedule

Venues & Event Information:

Monday 3rd February 2014 @ Avonbourne College      CLICK HERE

Tuesday 4th February 2014 @ Ferndown Upper School       CLICK HERE

Tuesday 4th February 2014 @ (Oak Academy) LEAF        CLICK HERE

Wednesday 5th February 2014 @ Woodroffe School   CLICK HERE

Thursday 6th February 2014 @ Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Gillingham  CLICK HERE

Friday 7th February 2014 @ Magna Academy      CLICK HERE



The Competition will be split into three age groups: U11; U13 and U15.

Dates for the matches are as follows:


Indoor Competition

Area Date

County Final Date

Dorset Cricket Board U11 Girls - Goes No Further

W/C 24th February 2014

W/C 3rd March 2014

@ Various venues

Thursday 13th March 2014

@ Dorset Cricket Centre

Lady Taverners U13 Girls - Regional & National Finals

W/C 10th February 2014

W/C 24th February 2014

@ Various venues

Wednesday 12th March 2014

@ Canford School

Lady Taverners U15 Girls - Regional & National Finals

W/C 3rd February 2014

@ Various venues

Thursday 20th March 2014

@ Dorset Cricket Centre


It would be much appreciated if schools are able to assist with hosting a round of the competition.  Please indicate preferred date to host on entry the form. The winning school team(s) for U13 & U15 will have the opportunity to represent the County at the South West Regional Finals to be held early in the summer term and then on to National Final.


Entry Forms

Please fill in the school entry form(s) that are attached to this web page in the form of a PDF and return to Rob Newton by Wednesday 20th November 2013. Please return the forms to:

Rob Newton, Cricket Development office, the Leaze, Wimborne CC, Kings Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1DY

 Or via email to: 


Change of venue for the U11 Plate Final on Thurs July 3
Broadstone CC have transferred the match to their main pitch at The Delph. 10.15!
DSCA Under 11 Hardball Competition FINALISTS
Weds June 11 at Bryanston School - matches start at 10am, using 2 pitches.
Round robin involving Baden Powell & St Peters Middle, Ferndown Middle, St Katharine's Py and St Michael's Middle
Congratulations to St MICHAEL's MIDDLE SCHOOL on winning all 3 matches and becoming Dorset Champions for the third year in succession. We wish them good luck in the Regional Round on Monday at King's College, Taunton. It was a good day for the other three teams who all anjoyed one victory in a splendidly played contest. There was much to admire individually and collectively. Special mention is due to Ferndown who arrived in the final without having played a match because this competition is blighted by SATs and 'Residentials' which occupy several weeks of the term after those tests. After an early drubbing, they then scored 250 in their second match to win before making a very creditable 244/0 against St Michael's.
In the Regional Round, St Michael's encountered some stiff opposition and came fourth.
Please click here to see who your school is playing! 
National/Regional Finals - Yr 6 Girls and Yr 6 Mixed - at Gloucestershire CCC, Bristol.
On a scintillating sunny and very hot day, St Michael's took their County champion sides to compete in both of the National/Regional Finals, hosted brilliantly by Gloucestershire CCC and the ECB.
The girls lost both of their group matches but were then able to support the mixed (St Michael's were all boys) team, which won its group. In the semi final they were outstanding in defeating the Gloucestershire primary school - almost faultless in every sense. So, it was a real shame, that in the final, having restricted the opposition, which included a girl - a a rarity in national finals because of the girls competition - to just 227, all self discipline deserted them as they continually threw away their wickets against a Hampshire primary which bowled accurately and caught very well.

Important Kwik Information for 2014

Asda no longer sponsors Kwik cricket, so no mention will be made of it here again! The ECB has requested that ASDA stickers on the blue Kwik bats be removed. The ECB will run all competitions in 2014. The programme is unchanged from 2013. Only blue plastic kit and the correct orange Kwik ball may be used. Gray Nicolls possess the monopoly on producing kit, so please make sure you buy the right stuff, when investing. Google 'Kwik cricket kit'.

Please Select Your Area Below :

Key Dates, including Finals

Friday 23 May - Years 3 and 4 Kwik Festival - from 10am - Bryanston School
Friday 6 June - Reserve day for above - at Bryanston

Wednesday 11 June - ESCA Under 11 Pairs Hardball final rounds - 10am - Bryanston School. If wet - Cricket Centre. 
Short write up above.
Wednesday 18 June - ECB  Kwik Yr 6 Mixed Final - 10am - Bryanston School - finish by 4pm
A last minute withdrawal by Epiphany did not allow time to find a replacement to maintain the integrity of the Final, sadly. So, 11 teams battled it out in near perfect weather at Bryanston, with a good array of parents arriving during the proceedings. Group 3 was obviously affected by the loss of a team and there scoring in one match possibly had a glitsch, although it was difficult to pin that down. All 3 teams scored one win and an aggregate of runs determined the positions. Christchurch Juniors were top, follwed by Baden Powell and Milton on Stour. Group 1 seemed to be sewn up until Cranborne suddenly woke up and had a splendid win against Thorner's. However, Thorner's had already won 2 and Gillingham Wyke had done likewise. Thorner's topped that group on runs scored. Group 2 possessed St Michael's and they emerged undefeated, reflecting their hard work and the skill of their coaches.
In the Final round, St Michael's were given a run for their money by Thorner's, but remained invincible as they ruthlessly disposed of Christchurch. In the battle for 4th, Baden Powell beat Wyke by 11 runs and then beat a rapidly improving St Osmunds by just 1 run (246/4 played 245/4). Bere Regis Py made their first appearance in a county final and emerged a very creditable 7th as they beat both Bishop Aldhelm's Py and Milton on Stour Py. Cranborne and Muscliff played a double header in the most fantastic spirit to determine 10th and 11th places. Cranborne were 493/7 against Muscliff's 447/7.  Staff, coaches and parents celebrated their day with them by haveing an enthusiastic knock about before the presentations by DSCA Chairman, Tim Hill reminded all teams they had fought through to a county final, so 10th or 11th was still a great achievement. DCB's indefatigable Gill Jones and Rob Newton, the Leaders from QE, Bryanston and their groundsmen Rob and Ed were all thanked profusely before silver ECB medals were presented to Thorner's and ECB gold medals and the ECB Cup to St Michael's Middle.
Friday June 27 - Kwik Yr 6 Girls Final - 10am - Bryanston School - finish by 4pm - postponed
Monday 30 June - Reserve day for above Kwik. Indoors at the Cricket Centre from 10am
It is nev er satisfactory to have to re-arrange indoors, and even worse when the weather forecast turns out to be completely wrong. We are fortunate to have a venue which happily accommodates us. However, once the decision was made on the previous Thursday, the die was cast. We are fortunate to have a venue which so readily helps us on such occasions.  8 teams of the original 12 were able to attend at the Cricket CentreAllenbourn won all their games in the morning session and St Michael's all theirs in the lunchtime one. Significantly the enforced wait affected Allenbourn rather a lot because they could not get going in the final. St Miachael's will represent Dorset at theNational/Regional Final on July 17 at the County Ground, Bristol.
Tuesday  1 July - Kwik Yr 5 Mixed Final - 10am - Wimborne CC - finish by 4pm
A day after the Girls had to play indoors, the Yr 5 s were able to galavant around the beautiful setting of Wimborne CC. Games were hotly contested, although time keeping was a problem with one or two games. Innings must be 20 minutes each - something which will be closely watched next year. Great credit must go to these youngsters who tried ever so hard to maintain a high standard of over arm bowling. Fortunately the day was warm and the wind was sympathetic - no blue stumos being blown over wevery 5 minutes. The winners of the 3 groups were Baden Powell Middle, Bishop Aldhelms and Milton on Stour. The last mentioned lost 2 games they were in a position to win with an over to go, but they will be back with avengeance next year! Baden Powell beat Bishop Aldhelms to take the title. The groups produced 3 incredibly well matched second placers as was demonstrated in their play off, with all winning one match - the run count favoured St Katharine's Primary by 7 runs, over a valiant St Nicholas Py from Child Okeford, who in turn pipped Ferndown Middle by just one run! In the basement St Osmunds suddenly woke up to surprise both Swanage Py and Epiphany Py. St Michael's also discovered how to play the game, to come 7th, followed by St Mary's, Puddletown and Christchurch Junior. Sadly, for the first time in 20 years the unoffical Yr 5 Regional Festival will not take place. Other counties outside Dorset and Devon were not interested. However, a huge vote of thanks must be accorded to Ted Ashman of Devon, who ran the Festival so brillianlty for all that time.
Thursday 3 July - DSCA Under 11 Pairs Hardball Plate Final - 10.15am - ***The Delph (Broadstone CC)
Hot day, great game, wonderful atmosphere - what cricket should be about. St Osmunds had won their semi final against Lytchett the previous day. Well done Lytchett's
 master i/c who had returned from a nasty back problem to enable that match to be played. Christchurch were put into bat by the canny St Osmund;'s skipper. The batters had a nervous start against some quite accurate bowling. Not until the 6th over did the ball reach the boundary and every time progress was made, a wicket fell. Nevertheless the situation was redeemed by some resolute batting in the final stages which took the score to 238/5. That can be a useful total, but St Osmunds were impressive, attacking from the first ball, reaching 265 before losing the first wicket. In the end they clattered 295 to all parts, although Christchurch never ever gave up hope. St Osmund's were left to rue that defeat in the first round of the main competition as they accepted their Plate winners medals.
Friday 4 July - Reserve day for Years 5 Kwik Festival - 10am - Wimborne CC - not needed
Tuesday 8 July - Yr 5 Kwik 6 a-side Regional Festival - King's College, Taunton - from 9.30 - 2 teams per county

Competition Information 

2014 Under 11 Hardball Competition Rules  Please Click Here
2014 Kwik Cricket Rules   Please Click Here         
2014 Outdoor Competitions Stucture    Please Click Here 




Competition Draws 2014


DSCA David English Under 12 Competition   Please Click Here

DSCA David English Under 12 Plate              Please Click Here

DSCA Under 13 County Cup                          Please Click Here

DSCA Under 14 County Competition             Please Click Here

DSCA Under 14 County Plate                        Please Click Here

ECB/ESCA Under 15 T20 Cup                        Please Click Here

ECB/ESCA Under 15 T20 Vase                      Please Click Here


Key Dates 2014


SEE CHANGE of VENUE for the U12 Plate Final - go to Broadstone's main pitch at The Delph and not to Charborough Rd

Thursday 12 June - ESCA/ECB Under 15 20/20 Semi finals, play off for 3rd  and 4th and final - Ferndown Wayfarers CC, from 11 am

Semi finals now start at 12noon because of GCSE Physics - Clayesmore v Canford and Sherborne v Bryanston

Followed by Loser 1 v Loser 2 and Final - both rounds of games played on adjacent pitches at the same time.

CANFORD (117/4) scored an emphatic 20/20 victory over Sherborne (75ao) on a gloriously sunny day at Ferndown Wayfarers CC. Following defeat (139/9  to

 97/6) by Sherborne in the semi final, Bryanston (106/5) went on to defeat Clayesmore (105/9), who had lost to Canford (101/6 to 99/8) in the semis.

Many thanks are due to the Ferndown Wayfarers for their excellent pitches and hospitality. Well done also to the umpires.

Tuesday 17 June - 10am - DSCA/MCCA Under 13 final; 1.30pm ESCA Under 12 Final - Broadstone CC

U13 Final - BSB v Highcliffe S - won by Bournemouth School for Boys

Broadstone's ground captured the sun on what was to be the hottest day of the year so far. The Under 13 final was almost a mirror image of last year's Under 12 final, as Bournemouth School for Boys batted first and put on a very solid 77 for the first wisket. ben Taylor (33) was to be BSB's top scorer, but it was a team effort, with Jake Feldman scoring 26 and others chipping in with scores in the teens. After 25, courtesy of rather too many wides, BSB ended with 190. This was a pretty daunting score, but Highcliffe set about the chase very methodically, puttng on 86 for the first wicket. The best batting performance by far on the day came from Highcliffe's Patrick Lewis (68), with shots all round the wicket from deft run downs to third man, neat cuts to the boundary and well timed drives. Golding made a valuable 26 but Highcliffe slipped from 111 for 2 to 153/6 as BSB's bowlers and fielders turned on the pressure.

Patrick Gent presented the Minor Counties' Cup to BSB, congratulating both sides on a very fine effort.

U12 Final - Poole GS v Winton C - won by Poole GS in the final over

If there was a headline it should be 'The cruellest cut of all'. At a time when state schoolsds are being criticised for the poor quality of games provision, it was a great reminder that all the best plans of the best staff can be scuppered by unsympathetic parents! However, that was to be an uncontrollable which emerged later. As it was we were treated to the second fine game on Tuesday, equally as expertly umpired by our duo for the day - Stan Mills and Lynda Le Boutillier. The winner of this represents Dorset next year in the Under 13 Regional rounds of the Bunbury Cup, so it is a highly significant match.

Poole Grammar School batted sedately. In fact, it never semed that their innings got going. This may well be due to the fact that the top scorer was Luke Neal with 28. Boys came in, seemed to have settled down and then found ways of getting out before structuring a big innings. There was some excellent catching by the Winton boys, though and their chirpy skipper kept them on the go. Cameron Laird, resplendent in his red cap, with 3 for 31 and Jared Shepherd with 3 for 30 both bowled  extremely well and made it very difficult for PGS to dominate. They were all out for 157 - and Winton were exhorted by their skipper to get their heads down and secure a victory.. Again, it might have been the heat affecting judgment, but it seemed that the scoring rate was insufficient. As it happened, Winton amassed 74 from the first 10 overs - firmly in the driving seat, then. They were fine whilst Tom Saunders was at the wicket. Here is a batsman of undoubted skill and a range of shots all round the wicket - ranging from the delicate to the powerful. He left the scene after a glorious 73 with a Winton mum fearing the worst from the lower order! A run out made it 138/4. Then it beceame 144/4 after 22, 1445/, 144/6, 146/7 and 146/8. Then 10 were needed from the final 2 overs - great stuff from the bowler - dot, dot, dot, 1, dot and then a leg glance (lucky edge if you were the bowler) for 4. Last over - nerves jangling - dot, a single and a wicket - impressivley detroyed stumps by a fine straight quicker delivery - 3 balls left and 4 to win with the final woicket in hand. a moment to savour....But, where was the final man? Winton had started with 11, but now there were 10 - PGS had won. Where was he, the missing one? His parents had collected him because they had booked him in for a hairdresser's appointment. For heaven's sake!

DSCA Chairman, Tim Hill thanked all concerned and, in particular, congratulated the players for the high quality of much of their cricket, but not  the parents of the unfortunate little shaver who possibly deprived Winton of their moment of glory.


Thursday 19 June - ESCA Under 14 Final - Dean Park - 1pm

Canford v Sherborne

Canford (92ao) lost to Sherborne (93/6) by 4 wkts

This turned out to be almost a mirror image of last year in terms of the scores. There were extenuating circumsatnce in 2013 because it had been so wet and conditions militated against attacking cricket. This year the bowlers were allowed to get on top and nerves took hold of batsmen on both sides. It proved to be another low scoring match, but one which was nevertheless exciting, with flickers of real talent from some of the batters and evidence that some of the spin bowlers should keep on practising and knock on Peter Moores' door!

Max Mallinson proved to be a rock for Canford as he amassed 36, but the others were hardly limpet like as Tom Perkins (3 for 14 off 7) , Ollie Palmer - a a wonderful spell of leggies, taking 3 for 11 off 4 and Patrick Reynolds (famous name, famous father), with 2 for 8 from 4, reduced Canford to 92ao before the scones had been prepared for tea!

After the epulation, Sherborne set off with real intent, reaching 57 for the first wicket. Freddie Martin was introduced to purvey his leggies, producing a beautiful (too young for champagne) moment as he encouraged a batter just forward enough to allow a rapid piece of stumping. Consternation as  Sherborne wickets fell on 61, 63, 67 and 79, with Martin bagging 4 for 15 from just 4 overs - hindsight is a marvellously useless concept! A 6th wicket fell with the scores level, but Sherborne crossed the line, winning by 4 wkts. DSCA Chairrman Tim Hill thanked BU, Johnny Coombes, the groundsman, umpires Stan Mills and Colin Selous, the masters - Owen Parkin, Darren Long and Giles Reynolds and wished Sherborne good luck for next year when they represent Dorset iin the Colts Trophy at U15 level.


Wednesday 25 June - ESCA/ECB Under 15 20/20 preliminary Regional round involving Dorset winner - am - Parley CC

Portsmouth GS defeated Canford

Wednesday 25 June - DSCA Girls Under 15 Festival - starts 10am - Canford/Wimborne CC and one other tba depending on numbers. Final finishes around 5.50pm

Sponsorship generously given means that the Festival will be called The Ward Goodman U15 Girls' 8 a-side Festival'

During Charlotte Edwards' visit last Thursday I asked if we could call the trophy 'The Charlotte Edwards Trophy' She very happily agreed, so that is what you are playing for.

Won by Parkstone GS, who defeated Canford in the final. BSB were third. Well done on the schools for making it through horrendous traffic conditions - crahshes, closed rtoads etc. Sadly late call off reduced the overall number to just 10 - remember that we started with 18 at entry time. Two groups of 5 played off on the 4 pitches Canford had prepared magnificently. By 2.30pm both Parkstone and Canford had produced an undefeated day. Then teams just disappeared out of the back gate without a word. that meant that although there was a final between the 2 above mentioned, the games between BSG and Woodroffe was ruined and out DACO umpire was made unnecessarily redundant.  Sherborne and Highcliffe knew that finishing bottom of their groups would not allow themn another match, but the ensuing chaos in fron of the sponsor, was hear breaking. Corfe Hills were sent to fill Woodroffe's berth, but BSG had left. Corfe understandably then left. Avonbourn were very patient and waited, but, with Gillingham and Poole HS left to play for 7th and 8th, which Gillingham won,  there was no game for them. After all the rearrangments and incredibly hard work, this was disappointing, to say the least.

Thank you to the sponsors, Ward Goodman,  for attending the day and presenting the 'Charlotte Edwards' Trophy to Parkstone GS.


Thursday 26 June - 10am - DSCA Under 14 Plate final; 1.30 ESCA/ECB Under 15 20/20 Vase final - Charborough Road (Broadstone CC)

U14 Plate - Sturminster Newton High  v Twynham S

These games always confound accepted purist notions about cricket because there is often a wonderful mixture of the potentially very good with the absolute beginner, interspersed with competent cricketers and boys who just love cricket and for whom every run or wicket is a triumph. Twynham began in an extraordinary fashion, losing 3 wickets, but scoring 34 in just 3 overs! Tom Barber was master at the crease, but his demise for 33 brought a further flurry of wickets which saw Twynham struggling, before a a late revival with a 4 and a 6 ( a first for Alfie Beddow) and some extras which took the score to 84.

Sturminster Newton High were promptly reduced to 0 for 3 by Tom Barber. Quite extraordinary stuff. Spread betters obviously made a packet! However, it was left to the Stalbridge duo of Max Notley and George Coleman to restore sanity. Max played with great self assurance, particularly on the on side. indeed, his first shot was so classy, it changed the complexion of the game and one sensed this was to be his day.  He reached 40*, but was kept company by George Coleman (30*) who picked his shots with great aplomb. Short in stature, he was not to be intimidated by the odd bouncer (that in itself was a tribute to the bowler on a pretty dead pitch) as he cut upishly for a disdainful 4. So, they saw Stur home with an emphatic 6 wicket victory. Tim Hill thanked the excellent staff - Mr Jones and Mr Jones, as well as Stan Mills and Chris Hasted, the 2 genial umpires before presenting the trophies. We then decamped and made for The Delph for the U15 Vase


U15 Vase Poole GS v The Purbeck (congratulations to Ollie Shrubsole on his 130* v Poole HS in the semi final).

ESCA/ECB U15 Vase Final at The Delph, Thursday June 26

A potentially interesting match was ruined by rain, arriving prematurely at 3 with a warning shower and then putting paid to proceedings after 8 overs of the reply by The Purbeck School. A move to The Delph certainly made the occasion feel more special, but it was always going to be hazardous for nature lovers in the woods as a leather missile frequenttly crashed into the trees. Poole GS won the toss and found that Ollie Shrubsole had decided to bowl medium pace stuff rather than his spinners. The openers made hay, through Hai, who played a gem of an innings. Much of the bowling left a lot to be diesired because Shrubsole failed to make significant inroads and conceded rather a lot of runs. Who could support the talisman? Admittedly a couple of wickets were lost, but when Ross Tooley strolled to the wicket and inflicted huge damge very rapidly with his 55, with some deft flicks to third man as well as bludgeoning half trackers to the boundary, and Hai emulated him with some great power hitting and reaching a brilliiant 101* in the final over, Poole GS were firmly in the driving seat, finishing on 205/4.

Purbeck lost their first wicket first ball which provoked a discussion about diamond and golden ducks. However, while Ollie Shrubsole remained at the wicket Purbeck had a batsman of superlative class. iphones with radar pics of approaching clouds and reports of a storm at Wareham cast a dampner on proceedings. Then the first drops arrived followed by a curtain of rain. The 4th over was not completed and 5 were required to constitute a match. However, this was just the preliminary cloud burst and it passed, allowing play to restart. It was dark and accurate pace bowling accounted for 2 batters. Shrubsole remained, but the run rate was in Purbeck's favour until the 8th, when he had to watch a series of dot balls and a nifty stumping by Hai. Then the clouds opened again and that was that, sadly. Poole GS just won on a faster scoring rate over 8 overs.

Tim Hill thanked all those who had been instrumental in getting the competiton to this point - the excellent staff and the umpires, as well as Broadstone CC and then presented the medals and magnificent trophy.



Thursday 3 July - 10am DSCA Under 11 Hardball pairs Plate final; 1.30 DSCA Under 12  Plate final - The Delph (Broadstone CC)

See Outdoor Primary Competitions for a write up of the Under 11 Hardball plate final - good game!


The Under 12s were taking part in our inaugural David English./Bunbury Plate competition.

This has been encouraged by ESCA nationally and proved to be a useful venture, wita really engrossing final between Gillingham and St Osmund's Middle. The move tpo The Delph had its effect, because the whole environment shrieked proper cricket. The 25 overs was long enough, given all the other things staff and pupils were engaged in. Gillingham dominated the opening 50 minutes with some splendid shot making, the ball often finding the 'ropes'. Start batsman Nicholls  - is there a Gray in the family? - put together a really elegant 66* to take Gillingham to 128/4. Three catches were droppped but that was matched by Gillingham when they fielded - so bowlers on both sides felt a shade let down on such a hot day.

St Osmund's were in navy team t-shirts and shorts, but that was a good psychological ploy. They obviously were not serious cricketers, until they showed their true colours when batting. The diminutive David Gray (not linked to Gillingham's Nicholls', although the purist would expect him to drop his' h' and become Nicolls in the process) was in cracking form immediately after his acrobatic performance behind the sticks. A flat bat 4 over mid wicket was epic as he totalled 25, only to be undone by an overconfident attempt to pull. Will Simpson provided a seriously good innings of 53 to ensure St Osmund's were always up with the required rate - full of enterprise and excellent timing, He scored 53. The momentum to the finishing line was provided by Nathan McNab with his confident 23*. It was a fine team performance overall, and St Osmund's can be delighted with their 7 wicket win, on a ground, where some 4 hours before, their U11 side had won the Hardball Plate.

Chairman Tim HIll presented the prizes and congratulated everyone, including the fine gentlemen who were behind the teams - Mr Monaghan and Mr Newman for Gillingham, and Mr Absolom, who was projected to greatness that very morning - and the umpires, Stan Mills and Chris Hasted.

And so ended another wonderful season of DSCA cricket.

Chance to Compete 2014


Under 13 GIRLS Chance to Compete Rules    Please Click Here

Under 13 Chance to Compete Rules    Please Click Here

Under 15 GIRLS Chance to Compete Rules    Please Click Here

Under 15 Chance to Compete Rules   Please Click Here

Chance to Compete National Finals Information    Please Click Here


Competition Information


2014 Under 12 Competition Rules    Please Click Here

2014 Under 14 Competition Rules    Please Click Here

2014 Under 15 Competition Rules    Please Click Here 

Secondary School Competition Structure   Please Click Here 


Entry Form

This year entry forms are all submitted by clicking on the following link

All competitions are listed upon this page. Please specify which you wish to join and then fill out the form accordingly.


Competition Invoice

Please note that the competitions to be paid for using this Invoice are listed upon the following page:  Please Click Here 


Kwik cricket Yrs 3 and 4 County Festival - Friday June 7th


The inaugural Asda Kwik cricket competition for boys and girls in years 3 and 4, introduced nationally by the ECB with sponsors ASDA, was a great success. Bryanston hosted the event, postponed from a freezing Friday before half term. The logistics were impressive as 30 teams from 17 Dorset schools played 75 matches on 15 pitches – all organised brilliantly by Gill Jones from the DCB Office. Nine Leaders took part and Rob Newton, helped by 6 coaches, ran a invaluable ‘Cricket for Teachers’ course, which 6 members of staff took full advantage of. Asda supplied enough healthy food for every player, capping the afternoon with a Jaffa Cake each!


It was colourful, buzzed with excitement and promoted cricket in the best possible way. Constant activity meant the children were oblivious of a chilly breeze. There were some exceptional and very encouraging performances with both bat and ball, and there were a few very close games, a couple with just one run in it!

 The Festival was organised along the lines of 5 groups all playing a round robin. Results were scrutinised, places worked out and that provided 5 teams which had achieved a top place. These were Parley 1, Parley 2, St Mary’s Combined, Branksome Heath Middle 2 and Broadmayne First School. Asda produced a trophy for this Festival and it was decided to present it to the team which had scored the most runs in the day and that was BHMS 2.

 Keith Brewer, the Director of Cricket Development, conducted the Presentation Ceremony with panache, thanking all those who had made such a complicated day run so smoothly. It was a great occasion and must have stimulated a real wish from both pupils and teachers alike to get thoroughly involved in the game.

 Val Bone, the Community Life Champion from Asda, Canford Heath, helped by Gill, presented the certificates to all participating schools, Asda T-shirts to many, silver medals to runners up, Parley1 and gold medals and the Asda Trophy to dark horses, Branksome Heath Middle School 2 and an overjoyed Sue Gillingham.

 Within 10 minutes of finishing we were deluged by a very localised thunderstorm. All in all, very fortunate!



Finals have been written up - see below.

Also scroll down for Girls' indoor cricket. Congratulations to Parkstone Grammar on becoming Dorset U13 Champions, South and West Champions and National Finalists at Lord's.



DSCA David English Under 12 Competition 2013

The DSCA winners will represent the County in the Regional Rounds in 2014


1st Round - Play by Friday 10th May
1. Winton AAMC bt Cranborne Mid
2. Gillingham S bt Sturminster Newton HS
3. St Mary's Mid, P'dl'tn lost to St Osmund's Mid
4. Highcliffe S bt Ferndown Mid by 10 wkts
5. Bournemouth SB 50/2 bt Sandford Mid 49/8
6. Dorchester Mid 116-7 lost to Allenbourn Mid 132-5
7. The Blandford S 70 lost to Broadstone Mid 73
8. Twynham S 45-6 lost to St Michael’s Mid 89
Second Round - Play by Friday 24th May
 9.  Winton lost to Gillingham
10. St Osmund's Mid lost to Highcliffe
11. Bournemouth SB bt Allenbourn Mid
12. Broadstone Mid bt St Michael's Mid
 Semi Finals - Play by Friday 11th June


13. Gillingham lost to Highcliffe by 10 wkts
14. BSB beat Broadstone by 10 wkts
Final – Tuesday 18th June 10am Broadstone CC - The Delph - 30 overs
15. Highcliffe 148 for 9 lost to  Bournemouth School for Boys 161 for 7 by 13 runs


DSCA Under 13 County Cup 2013


Generously sponsored by Dorset CCC, Minor Counties Champions 2010


First Round - Play by Friday 3rd May

A. Sandford Mid 122-5 bt Allenbourn Mid 77-5
B. St Michael's Mid 82-5 bt St Edward's RC Comb 79-2
C. Woodroffe S 79-6 bt St Mary's Mid, P'd'tn 75-4
D. Winton AAMC lost to Shaftesbury S in a bowl off
E. St Aldhelm's Ac withdrew v Bournemouth SB
F. Poole GS w/o Ferndown Mid (withdrew)
Second Round - Play by Friday 17th May
1. Shaftesbury lost to St Michael's Mid
2. Sandford Mid bt Poole High
3. Bournemouth SB 49/2 bt Woodroffe 48/6
4. Poole GS bt The Wey Valley S
5. Sturminster Newton High bt Highcliffe S by 10wkts
6. Cranborne Mid w/o Harewood C (withdrew)
7. St Osmund's Mid 141/1 lost to Twynham S 152/1
8. The Blandford S lost to Gillingham S
Quarter Finals - Play by Wednesday 5th June
 9. St Michael's bt Sandford Mid
10. Bournemouth SB bt Poole GS
11. Sturminster Newton 171/3 bt Cranborne Mid 161/8
12. Twynham S lost to Gillingham S
Semi-finals - Play by Wednesday 12th June
13. St Michaels 108/6 lost to BSB 150/2
14. Sturminster Newton HS lost to Gillingham S
Final – Tuesday 18th June 1.30pm Broadstone Cricket Club – The Delph
15.Bournemouth School for Boys 161 for 4 beat Gillingham School 90 all out by 71 runs



ECB/ESCA Under 14 County Competition - 2013


The DSCA winners will represent the County in the Regional Rounds in 2014
NB State schools losing in Round 1 then take their place in the Plate Competition with 3 from Round 2 - see below
First Round – Play by Friday 10th May
A. The Blandford S bt to Poole High S (toss of coin/rain)
B. Gillingham S bt Harewood C 
C. Clayesmore S 75/1 bt Shaftesbury S 74ao
D. The Thomas Hardye S lost to Bryanston S 
E. The Wey Valley S withdrew v Winton AAMC 
F. Bournemouth SB bt The Purbeck S 
G. Canford S 189/4 bt St Edward's RC Comb 51ao
H. Milton Abbey S w/o Corfe Hills S (withdrew)
Second Round – Play by Friday 24th May
1. Bryanston bt The Blandford S
2. Gillingham w/o St Aldhelm's Ac
3. Sherborne S bt Clayesmore
4. Bournemouth SB bt Milton Abbey
5. Winton v QE, Wimborne - no result - both w/d
6. Sturminster Newton HS withdrew v Poole GS
7. Ferndown Upper bt Highcliffe S
8. Canford bt Twynham S
Quarter Finals – Play by Friday 7th June
9. Bryanston bt Gillingham
10. Sherborne bt BSB
11. Void v Poole GS (bye)
12. Ferndown Upper lost to Canford
Semi-finals - Play by Friday 14th June
13. Bryanston 54 a/o lost to Sherborne 56/0 by 10 wkts
14. Poole GS 49 a/o lost to Canford 174/4
Final – Thursday 20th June 1pm Dean Park, Bournemouth

DSCA Under 14 PLATE 2013

Please do not leave it until a play by date to organise a match! You can play well before it.
Round 1 (16 teams possible) - Play by Friday 24th May
1. Poole HS w/o The Wey V (withdrew)
2. The Purbeck S v Harewood
3. Shaftesbury lost to The Thomas Hardye S
4. St Edwards RC Comb bye (Corfe Hills withdrew)
Play by Friday June 7
Following Rnd 2:-
 Losers are from Main Competition - numbers apply to that
5. St Aldhelms w/d v Winton v QE void but Winton go to 11 below
6. Blandford lost to Twynham
7. Indep only - so no match
8.  Highcliffe bye - SN withdrew
Round 2 - Play by Wednesday 12th June
 Winners are from Plate comp previous rounds.
 9. Poole HS 64 ao lost to The Purbeck S 66/5
10. Thomas Hardye bt St Edwards RC Comb
11.  Winton lost to Twynham
12. Void v Highcliffe
Semi Finals - Play by Friday 21st June
13. Purbeck lost to Thomas Hardye
14.Twynham bt Highcliffe
Final – Thursday 27th June Broadstone CC, Charborough Road 10.15
Thomas Hardye 115/4 lost to Twynham 117/0
 Unfortunately this was not started until 10.40 which meant the match was reduced to 20 overs of proper cricket! The first over was delivered by Jordie Gentle and it proved to be quite memorable. His first delivery nipped back and hit off stump, then there were 2 wides before he hit the stumps again. The ball found its way to the boundary fairly regualrly mainly courtesy of a no nonsense approach from Chris Radivosja, inspired by his England replica shirt, as he amassed 46*, Aidan Docky produced an excellent spell of 4 overs for just 8 runs and one wicket, which prevented the Hardye boys from building up a challenging score in the fourth quarter of their innings. Twynham were not in a mood to lose early wickets -  in fact, at any stage. Fine batting on a none too predictable wicket, brought  a very well crafted 52* from Chris Lawson, in a stand with Ollie Balmer, who was a perfect foil for his partner, as he finished 39*, to see Twynham home by 10 wickets.


ECB/ESCA Under 15 20/20 CUP 2013
Main Competition
First Round - Play by Friday 10th May
A. Clayesmore S 156-4 bt Twynham S 107ao
B. Bournemouth SB lost to The Thomas Hardye S by 5 wkts
C. Bryanston S w/o QE, Wimborne (withdrew)
Round 2 - Play by Friday 24th May
1. The Thomas Hardye S bt Bryanston S
2. Clayesmore S bt Milton Abbey S
3. Corfe Hills S lost to Sherborne S
4. Canford S lost to Poole GS
Semi-finals Play on Thursday 13th June Ferndown Wayfarers CC 11:00am
5. The Thomas Hardye S bt  Clayesmore (last ball) – Pitch 1
6. Sherborne S bt Poole GS – Pitch 2
- followed by the
FINAL - Ferndown Wayfarers CC 1:30pm
7. The Thomas Hardye S 178/3 bt  Sherborne 155/1
Play off for 3rd and 4th - Clayesmore bt Poole GS



ECB/ESCA Under 15 20/20 VASE 2013

It is vital those losing in the Main Competition get their results to Graham immediately, so this competition works smoothly.
You MUST stick to the Rules!
Please do not leave it until a play by date to organise a match! You can play well before it.
First Round - Play by Friday 17th May
D. The Wey Valley S bt Highcliffe C
E. St Aldhelm's Ac (withdrew) v The Blandford S
F. Woodroffe S v St Edwards RC Comb
Second Round - Play by Friday 7th June
1. Woodroffe S bt Sturminster Newton HS
2. The Blandford S bye
3. The Purbeck S bt Winton AAMC
4. The Wey Valley S w/d after rain off Shaftesbury S
5. Ferndown Upper bt Gillingham S
6. Poole High bt Harewood C
7. Twynham bt Bournemouth SB
8. Loser C from Main if QE v Loser 3 from Main if Corfe Hills
Quarter Finals - Play by Friday 14th June
 9. Woodroffe w/d The Blandford S get bye
10. Shaftesbury 55ao lost to Purbeck 140/2
11. Ferndown w/d( work experience ) v Poole HS
12. Twynham bt Corfe Hills
Semi-finals - Play by Friday 21st June
13. Blandford lost to Purbeck
14. Poole HS lost to Twynham
FINAL - Thursday June 27 Broadstone CC, Charborough Road 1:45
15. Purbeck 109/5 defeated Twynham 49 ao

Girls - Indoors Finals

Thurs March 13 - Lady Taverners' Under 13 - won by PARKSTONE GRAMMAR, who went on triumphantly to win the South and West Regional title. This took them to the National final at Lord's where they came fourth. The standard was incredibly high, but they gavea great account of themselves. Incredibly well done!



Asda Kwik Finals have been written up - see below

CONGRATULATIONS to St MICHAEL'S MIDDLE SCHOOL -  Winners of the South and West Region National Final - Asda Kwik Yr 6 Mixed competition at the Ageas Bowl.

Enjoy your day at the final ODI v Australia at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on September 16th

Further congratulations for winning the Asda Kwik Yr 5 Regional title.

What a way to say good by to Headteacher, Mr Paul Nation.

October 2013 - ECB announces withdrawal by ASDA of the Kwik Cricket funding 'forthwith.' The ECB will pick up the tab in 2014 in the absence of a new sponsor and the programme will be as for 2013.

DSCA Under 11 Hardball Competition 2013


MAIN Competition 
Round 1 - Play by Friday 3rd May
A. Allenbourn w/o Wool Py      B. Hillview Py 292/2 beat Winton Py 262/3


Round 2 - Play by Friday 17th May NB SATS week
1. Hillview Py 257/5 lost to St George's Py, Bourton 270/4
2. Broadstone Mid 236 lost to Baden Powell & St P Mid 247
3. Allenbourn Mid 256 bt Dorchester Mid 212
4. The Park v Moordown St Johns Py Rain affected/MStJ conceded
5. Cranborne Mid 259 bt St Mary's  Mid, P'tn 201
6. St Michael's Mid bt Ferndown Mid
7. Sandford Mid lost to Christchurch Jun
8. Thorner's 221 lost to St Osmund's Mid 274

Quarter Finals - Play by Thursday 6th June
9.   St George's, Bourton lost to Baden Powell Mid
10. Allenbourn Mid 252 lost to The Park 267
11. Cranborne Mid lost to St Michael's Mid
12. Christchurch Junior v St Osmund's Mid
Finals - Wednesday 12th June 10am Bryanston
Winners of 9,10,11,12 play each other. 2 pitches in use.
Bad weather meant this was played indoors at the Cricket Centre. St Michaels Middle beat The Park in the Final. Prior to that The Park had beaten Baden Powell and St Peter's Middle and Michael's had beaten St Osmunds Middle.
Overall winner on 12th June proceeds to the Regional Final which is at King's, Taunton on Monday 17th June from 10am.

We wish St Michael's the very best of luck. To bring you up to date, St Mike's had to play Millfield Prep in the first game and pushed them all the way, losing by the very narrow margin of 4 runs. The effort and disappointment meant the next games did not see our hopefuls achieve their best.

PLATE Competition

Round 1 - Play by Friday 24th May Refer to main competition.NOW ReARRANGED due to drop outs.

 Wool & Moordown have withdrawn
New Plate Competition
A. Ferndown Mid conceded  to Hillview
B .Winton Py lost to Broadstone Mid
C. Dorchester Mid w/o St Mary's Mid, Pdtn (w/d)
D. Sandford Mid w/o Thorner's Py (w/d)
Semi Final - Play by Friday 1st July
H. HillviewWin243/3 beat Broadstone Middle 235/4
I. Dorchester Middle w/o Sandford (withdrew)
Plate Final - Thursday 4th July Charborough Road 2pm
J. Hillview 248/3 bt Dorchester Middle 220/4
After all the administrative problems which hit several schools that found themselves over committed, the final was reached. This is the climax of the season - the thirteenth of thirteen county schools' competitions. Is there a better way than giving this new crop of hardball players the chance to keep going following a loss in the First Round of the main competition? The silvine oasis of Charborough Road played host to the event. Dorchester had been held up en route and that meant they had little time to compose themselves as Hill View won the toss and elected to bowl. They had a plan and stuck to it. The key to this pairs cricket (as in any form really) is to bowl accurately, making it difficult for batters to score. the 40 yard boundary was difficult to find because ground fielding was good. Starting with 200, Dorchester lost 4 wickets to 4 different bowlers and eventually made 220, which was always going to be a mighty difficult task to defend. Both sides nearly pulled off sensational catches which went to hand, as well as managing to place their aerial shots out of reach of the frustrated fielders. Hill View's first pair was sent out to resist the attack without taking risks. This worked as they only lost one wicket. The next pair looked solid and the bowling became a shade loose under the pressure. slowly, but surely, with Jake Harvey scoring 17, the Hill View side passed the total and went on the amass 248/3, with their very good captain, Cameron Laird at the wicket to see his team home.
DSCA Chairman, Tim Hill, who was delighted that CDO, Keith Brewer had come to watch the early stages, thanked the teams for the excellent spirit in which the game was played, the teachers, who had guided them through the season - Mr Chris Barnett and Mr Rob Murphy - and Mr Chris Archibold, who umpired, before handing out the medals and trophies. A great end to a highly pleasing season all round.
See 'Photographs 2013' under 'Schools' on this website.

Spring Term 2013 - Girls' Indoor Schools Competititions
Preliminary rounds
Lady Taverners U15 - w/c Monday February 4
Lady Taverners U13 - w/c Monday February 11 + w/c MondayFebruary 25
DCB U11 - w/c Monday February 25 + w/c Monday March 4
Lady Taverners U15 - Thursday March 7 - at the Dorset Cricket Centre, Hurn
Lady Taverners U13 - Wednesday March 13 - at Canford School  NB: date & venue change
DCB U11 - Thursday March 14 - at the Dorset Cricket Centre, Hurn
Congratulations to Parkstone on becoming South and West Under 15 Champions. They travelled to Lord's for the National finals and came 4th, but had some close games. Terrific stuff!
Fri June 14 -      Asda/Kwik Yr 6 Mixed FINAL - Bryanston
 Improved standards marked this as one of the best competitions in terms of overall quality. Not only have the batsmen been encouraged to hit the ball huge distances, the overarm bowling was first claas, whether seamer or spiner was plying his or her trade. Many of the boys are playing regularly with a hard ball and several district and County players were in the ranks. the art of blocking out the final over to ensure a win was also evident. All in all it was a great final.
group A produced some tight matches - 3 runs divded Allenbourn and  a victorious St Osmunds, the Priory lost by 6 runs to St Osmunds and Allenbourn by 8 runs to St Aldhels. St Aldhelms won all their games.
In Group B Thorners made aan really impressive debut. They had a fine all round team - fielding was sharp, bowling accurate and batting, sometiimes ruthless. They also had mums who made the most wonderful cakes - very TMS! En route to winning their group, they disposed of Hillview Py, Swanage Middle and Sherborne Py, leaving all 3 with shell shock.
Group C contained St Michael's Middle, always the team to beat. they did not always bat as convincingly as some years, but they defended the relatively low score of 218 against Broadstone Middle with exceptional bowling and wonderful fielding, reducing their opponents to 190/8. Epiphany were 3rd, but recovered in the next round. We certainly did not see the best of Shaftesbury, who had looked good in the District competition.Lunch time brought the ceremonial presentation of Asda t shirtswith the help of Dennis Godfrey, Community Life Champion from Castle Point Asda. this couild be his last year because he intimated at the end of proceedings he and his wife might be retiring to their house in Spain. We will all miss him.
the afternoon worked out the pecking order. Swanage showed signs od getting to grips with the game and just failed to beat Shaftesbury in Group 4. this was won by Priory Py. Group 3 went to Epiphany, who discovered some form after the earlier battering from 2 middle schools, and Group 2 to Broadstone (4th overall). There were low scores and therefore exciting matches in this group. Batters were not allowed to triumph viz St Osmund's 2212/5 against Hillview's 209/7. The top group was fought out between Thorners (to finish a proud 3rd), St Aldhelm's and St Michael's, with the last 2 mentioned fighting out a gritty close game where St Aldhelm's wickets tumbled! 219/4 (not a huge score) was good enough to hold off any challenge, as St Aldhelm's reached 181/9. so, St Michael's advanced to the new format of a National/Regional final at the Ageas Bowl. It was fitting that the Head, Paul Nation, in his final term, picked up the trophy. His influence on the standard of all sport, but notably cricket, has set a bench mark for others to aspire to.
Chairman of DSCA, Tim Hill thanked Bryanston, the excellent Leaders from Poole High School and Rob Newton (who mentored the Leaders) and Gill Jones, for all their hard work in making the District competitions function, so we ended up with a high quality final.
Mon June 17 -   Asda/Kwik Yr 6 East Girls - TBC
Tues June 18 -   Asda/Kwik Yr 5 Poole - Poole GS 
                           Asda/Kwik Yr 6 East Girls - TBC - Res
Weds June 19 - Asda/Kwik Yr 6 Mixed FINAL - Bryanston/DCC +XChCC - Res
Thurs June 20 -  Asda/Kwik Yr 5 Poole - Poole GS - Res
                           Asda/Kwik Yr 6 Girls C&P Christchurch - Twynham - Res
Fri June 21 - Asda/Kwik Yr 6 Girls FINAL - Bryanston
 Winners: St Mary's RC Combined Middle School, Poole
     Bryanston once again did us proud with their immaculate grounds and the weather stayed kind until 15 minutes after the schools had left, when it threw it down with rain, bringing life back to those slightly worn kwik cricket areas.
    The integrity of the competition was preserved by inviting 2 reserve teams to replace those which had qualified, but declined to come. This issue, along with that of teams leaving before the official presentations when they have been repeatedly asked to stay, will be addressed in the DSCA AGM.
Leaders from QE cut their teeth at this competition, taking the load off staff who could look after their flock - styles varied from the vociferous coaching and instruction to contained pleasure at being there.
     Given girls do not indulge in ludicrous male type run ups and find overarm bowling difficult to control at this stage of their development, games seldom took 45 minutes, which meant that by 3pm, even with the presentation of t shirts by Asda Weymouth Manager, Mr Andy Felix, helped by his live wire Community Life Champion, Sandy West, at the lunch break, proceedings were 30 minutes ahead of schedule!
     In the morning, Group A unfolded nicely for Simon Higgins' Sandford Middle side - the last time Sandford Middle will be able to attend, due to reforms across Purbeck - as they came top, defeating St Osmunds ( a worthy replacement side), Upton Jun 2 ( another worthy replacement side) and Branksome Heath (reserves hastily summoned because of chicken pox at the school). Sandford, resplendent in a pleasant shade of green, scored freely and bowled well. Group B was topped by St Michael's Middle, who imposed themselves on Blandford St Mary, St Katharine's Primary and Bincombe with considerable skill and ruthlessness! Bincombe and Blandford St Mary's played out a close game, with Bincombe edging home by 8 runs.. St Katharines had 2 good wins. Group 3 produced one of the closest results when Upton Junior beat Radipole Primary by 3 runs. Spetisbury then gave Upton a run for their money, as they did to opposition in their other two games. However, St Mary's RC Combined Middle were on fire, picking up 3 convincing victories, A more than useful Upton came second and Radipole third. Spetisbury actually played really well in all their matches and scored lots of runs, but just lacked that bit of luck needed to win games.
     The afternoon brought the play off rounds. Spetisbury at last won their well matched games and finished 10th. Blandford St Mary were pulverised by St Osmunds, but came back well to lose to Spetisbury by just 12 runs. All three teams showed real improvement and must be congratulated on that. In Group 3 they all beat each other, which meant there had to be a run count. Bincombe Valley had 462, Upton Junior 2 had 505 and Radipole had 46.....3! How close was that? The battle between those gaining second place was intriguing. The standard was high but Upton Junior beat Branksome Heath by just 4 runs (257 to 253) and then, with confidence sky high, hammered St Katharine's (251/0 to 219/6), after St Kats had soundly beaten Branksome Heath (272/3 to 229/3). BHMS did suffer the bowling yips, and, as Sue said, they had complete novices filling in, but it was hard to concede 24 each match! Upton, therefore were 4th, in Phil Ballance's final term there. Congratulations for the way he has developed the game at Upton. I am sure Baden Powell will become an even greater force in the county.
       The top division reflected the strength in depth of the middle schools. Sandford continured to play some delightful cricket, thoroughly enjoying their day. The sentimental would have preferred they won the title, but it was not to be as the big two fought out the final match. It was an epic encounter between St Mary's and St Michael's - no little skill but one or two costly errors in running. St Mary's with 242/2 pulled off the narrowest of wins by 2 runs  against St Michael's Middle (240/3).
       DSCA Chaiirman thanked Bryanston, Asda and their representatives, Gill Jones for all the work involved in setting up all the District competitions, Rob Newton for his excellent tuition of the Leaders, who won many paeons of praise during the day, before handing over for the presentation of the trophy to St Mary's by Mr Felx. Rob thanked TJH and then wished Simon Higgins well in the future because they had worked together closely in the Purbeck District over the years. We all endorse the sentiments and wish Simon every success in his new post - he will be back!
St Mary's will attend the Nation/Regional finals at the Ageas Bowl and we hope they continue their excellent form.

 Tues June 25 -   Asda/Kwik Yr 5 East - Ferndown Middle 
Weds June 26 -  Asda/Kwik Yr 5 East - Ferndown Middle - Res
Tues July 2 - Asda/Kwik Yr 5 FINAL - Wimborne CC 
The culmination of a lot of hard work at District level saw the ever powerful St Michael's Middle School from Colehill brush aside the opposition to take the Dorset Asda Kwik Yr 5 title and progress with the runners up St Osmund's Middle from Dorchester to the Regional Finals at King's College, Taunton on July 9. Once again the dreaded rain stayed away until the games were completed. Then the drizzle set in as the product of the Dorset Youth system and former Glamorgan player, Owen Parkin, presented the medals and trophy to a very appreciative gatheringThe Asda t shirts were handed out by Janine from Poole Asda at half time, so the afternoon was energetically healthy Asda all over the excellent Wimborne ground. The 12 winners and runners up from the 6 Districts played in 3 leagues, with the District representatives separated. The streength in depth of the middle schools soon began to tell, but Moordown St Johns Primary from Bournemouth won their group to keep the primary flag flying.Upton junior and St Katharine's produced some fine cricket. Over arm bowling was employed by eveyone and it is no mean feat at this young age, under some pressure, to bowl 6 legal deliveries. runs flowed, legs galloped and excited yells filled the air. Umpiring was in the hands of 4 Work Experience boys employed by DCB at Wimborne. Leaders came to watch, learn and assist, from St Aldhelm's Academy.
Lunchtime arrived and the shuffling of teams brought league winners together, 2nd place, 3rd place and then 4th place, so players found the games more amenable. At the top end, of course, there was intense competitiveness, and that was just the staff!
This is a county final and all desreved to be there. all received certificates to act as a reminder of what they had achieved. New schools at county Finals this year, St Mary's RC Primary and Milton on Stour played an epic 2 innings match to compensate for the missing West team. As we moved up, games were close - 243 for 2 played 243/3 as Baden Powell and St Peter's Middle pipped Broadstone Middle; Shaftesbury Abbey v Somerford Primary witnessed no loss of wicket - amazing! Upton Junior headed the 3rd placers. However, an old name was back - St Katharine's Primary from Southbourne saw off both Middle Schools which had played in that epic 243 tie, in fine style to come 4th.
The title went to St Michael's - the team without 2 boys playing for Dorset against Gloucestershire (what, in term time?) - played very solid cricket, with all round strengths in batting bowling and fielding. They finished the campaign undefeated. St Osmund's,lost to them by 14 runs and Moordown posed problems, but found the competition a shade tough.
DSCA Chairman, pleased with the smooth running of the day, which finished bang on time, thanked everyone for staying for the presentation. Wimborne CC, the Leaders and Work Experience umpires were praised, as were Gill Jones and Rob Newtoon for their fantastic efforts throughout the season. Owen Parkin was introduced, prompting spontaneous applause before he presented the medals and trophy.  A lot of happy people departed just as the drizzle decided to become proper rain.
Thurs July 4 - Under 11 Hardball Plate Final - Broadstone CC - Charborough Road 
Fri July  5 - Asda/Kwik Yr 5 FINAL - Wimborne CC or DCC - Res
Tues July 9 - Asda Kwik Yr 5 Regional Final (6 a-side) - King's Taunton
 winners and Runners up from July 2 to qualify for this
Weds July 10 - Asda/Kwik Yr 4 Boys & Girls Bournemouth - Winton Rec
Thurs July 11 - Asda/Kwik Yr 4 Boys & Girls Bournemouth - Winton Rec - Res
Tues July 19 - Asda Kwik Regional National Final Yr 6 and Yr 6 Girls - Ageas Bowl, Southampton 
St Michael's Middle Yr 6 mixed team, having won their group defeated the schools from Devon in the semi final and Middesex (by 1 run|) in the final to become Nationa/Regional Champions

Congratulations to Parkstone GS, our U13 winners, who have now become South West Champions and thus proceed to the National Finals at Lord's Indoor School on Wednesday, May 8.



The Competition will be split into three age groups: U11; U13 and U15.

Dates for the matches are as follows:

Indoor Competition

Area Date

County Final Date

Dorset Cricket Board U11 Girls - Goes No Further W/C 25th February 2013 Thursday 14th March 2013
Lady Taverners U13 Girls - School Games Competition W/C 11th February 2013 Wednesday 13th March 2013
Lady Taverners U15 Girls W/C 4th February 2013 Tuesday 5th March 2013

 If we do not recieve enough entries from the schools to hold area rounds, then the area games will be cancelled and the County finals will be held on the dates indicated above; the U11 + U15 will be hosted at the Dorset Cricket Centre and U13 School Games competition will be hosted at Canford School.

The winning school team(s) for U13 and U15 will have the opportunity to represent the County at the South West Regional Finals that are being held the week commencing 22nd April 2013 and then onto the National Finals on the 14th and 15th May 2013.







        DSCA 2012

      Roll of Honour




          Runners up

    ASDA Kwik Yr 5

    Broadstone Middle

   St Michael’s Middle

 ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Mixed

    Broadstone Middle

   St Michael’s Middle

 ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Girls

    St Michael’s Middle

   Christchurch Junior

 David English U11 Hardball

    Broadstone Middle

     Sandford Middle

DSCA U11 Hardball - Plate

Baden Powell & St Peters


  Moordown St John’s


       Bunbury U12

 Bournemouth S for Boys

        Gillingham S

         DCCC U13

            Poole GS

Bournemouth S for Boys

       Lord’s Tavs U14

         Clayesmore S

The Thomas Hardye S

         LT U14 Plate

 Bournemouth S for Boys

        Portchester S

  ESCA/ECB U15 20/20

          Sherborne S

         Bryanston S

ESCA/ECB U15 20/20 Vase

   Highcliffe Academy

        Gillingham S  

DSCA/DCB U13 Girls (used for School Games)

         Woodroffe S

         Parkstone GS

    DSCA U15 Girls

      QE, Wimborne

           Twynham S





Back row from left to right
Sam Smith, Harry Salisbury, Luke Webb, Ollie Horner, Freddie Barton, George Ovenden
Front row from left to right
Sam Gillatt, Ben Fryer, Will Price, Harry Hawkins (capt & wk), Eddie Clements, Ollie Calcott
Gillingham School U17's are through to the National Schools U17 Final where they will play Shrewsbury School.  This will be played at Cumnor CC, Oxfordshire on Wednesday 12th October (1 p.m. start).  They played the quarter final and semi final on Thursday and Friday of this week.  Details below:
Quarter Final at Stalbridge CC; Thursday 6th September
Gillingham School 177 all out in 49.3 overs
Luke Webb 62
Harry Hawkins 42
Truro College 167 for 9 by 10 runs
George Ovenden 2 wickets
Ollie Calcott 2 wickets
Semi Final; at Dulwich College; Friday 7th September
Gillingham School 236 for 5 from 40 overs
Luke Webb 89
Harry Hawkins 63
Ollie Calcott 31
Dulwich College 152 all out by 84 runs
Freddie Barton 3 for 19
George Ovenden 3 for 28
Gillingham School became the 2012 National Schools U17 Cricket Cup winners beating Shrewsbury School by 23 runs at Cumnor CC Oxfordshire.
Gillingham 221 for 8 from 40 overs; 
Harry Hawkins 87
Tom Cowley 33
Ollie Calcott 31
Shrewsbury 198 for 9 from 40 overs
Freddie Barton 3 wickets
Tom Cowley 2 wickets
George Ovenden 2 wickets





Monday June 25 is the start of National School Sports Week

All Kwik PRIMARY COMPETITIONS, GIRLS U13 and U15 FESTIVAL dates and COUNTY FINALS dates plus all Regional and National dates FOLLOW SECONDARY COMPETITIONS. Keep scrolling down, please.


DSCA Under 11 Hardball Competition - 2012
ALL RESULTS asap to:- or 01258 451188  
The losing sides from the First Round will participate in the Plate Competition
MAIN Competition        
Friday May 18     Friday June 1
1. St Osmunds Mid v   won     9. St Osmunds Mid v
   Allenbourn Mid          Sandford Mid  won
2.  Baden Powell & St P Mid v   10.Dorchester Mid v
     Sandford Mid   w/o     St Mary's Mid, P'dtn w/o 
3. Ferndown Mid v     11. Cranborne Mid v
    Dorchester Mid    w/o          Broadstone Mid  won
4. St Mary's Mid, P'dl'tn v  won     12. Stalbridge Py v
    Hillview Primary            St Michael's Mid     w/o
5. Canford Heath Mid v      
    Cranborne Middle   w/o      
        Wednesday June 13th
6. The Park v    W.Broadstone Mid 10am Bryanston - unfit pitches
    Broadstone Mid - won    r/up. Sandford Mid  Cricket Centre used  
       3. St Michael's Mid Winners of 9,10,11,12
7. Somerford Py v     4. St Mary's Mid, P'ddt'n play each other. 2 pitches  
    Stalbridge Py  - w/o     in use.  
8. Moordown St J Py v   Regional Final -Mon June 25 @ 10am
    St Michael's Mid - won      King's College, Taunton
PLATE Competition        
PLAY BY Friday June 15 PLAY BY Friday June 29    
A. Allenbourn Mid v    E. Baden Powell v  PLATE FINAL
  BP Mid         Hillview    Baden Powell v Moordown  
        Thursday July 5th 
B. Bye for   F. The Park v Broadstone CC (Delph)
  Hillview Py        Moordown St J   Start 2pm  
C. Loser from Rnd 2     J. Winner E v 
  The Park            Moordown St John's Py  
D. Somerford Py v      RULES:
    Moordown St J   won        
     Also see
DSCA David English Under 12 Competition 2012
       The DSCA winners will represent the County in the Regional Rounds in 2013
First Round          
PLAY BY          
Friday May 4        
      Do not leave it until the play by date
 1. Winton AAMC v   to organise a match, please!
     St Osmund's Mid won   Always play well before the play by date if
 2. St Michael's Mid v won        
     Wareham Mid        
Second Round        
PLAY BY          
Friday May 11        
3. Gillingham S v    79/5   7. Twynham S v  
    Sturminster Newton HS 57/8      St Osmunds    
4. Woodroffe S v   8. Bournemouth SB v w/o  
    Sandford Mid       Dorchester Mid  
5. St Michael's Mid v  51 ao   9. Cranborne Mid v   won   94/3
    Allenbourn Mid      54/5 won       St Mary's Mid, P'dl'tn   68/4
6. Ferndown Mid v   10. Highcliffe Ac v   
    The Blandford S         Portchester S      won  
Quarter Final        
PLAY BY          
Friday June 1 Semi finals      
    Play by    
11. Gillingham v  won Friday June 15
      Sandford           Final - Postponed 15/6 - await news
    15. Gillingham v    Not - Tuesday June 19  
12. Allenbourn v       Blandford Start 1.30
     The Blandford S  won    
      17. Gillingham v
13. St Osmunds Mid    Bournemouth SB  won
     Bournemouth SB won    
    16. Bournemouth SB v  New arrangements necessary for final  
14. Cranborne Mid v      Portchester    
      Portchester   won        
All results immediately to Gavin Rusling. Ask for Fran at Reception.
QE: 01202 885233   RULES - see
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DSCA Under 13 County Cup 2012  
Generously sponsored by Dorset CCC, Minor Counties Champions 2010
First Round     Second Round  
Play by     Play by    
Friday May 4   Friday May 18  
1. Woodroffe S v  won   6. St Michael's Mid v  
    The Blandford S       The Wey Valley S  
2. Allenbourn Mid v   54/1   7. Gillingham v  
    Cranborne Mid      53/8       Ferndown Mid  
3. Bournemouth SB v won by 5 wkts   8. Wareham Mid v   
    Highcliffe Ac               St Osmund's Mid  
4. St Edwards S v    72/4   9. Poole HS   
    Gillingham S        73/3       Bournemouth SB    
5. Sandford Mid v     84/2   10. Winton AAMC v  
    St Michael's Mid  - won  86/3         Sturminster Newton HS won by 1 run
      11. Poole GS v       won by 110  
            Portchester S  
Do not leave it until the play by date 12. Allenbourn Mid v  
to organise a match, please!       St Mary's Mid, P'd'tn  
Always play well before the play by date     
if possible.     13. Woodroffe v   88/8  
            Twynham S   won  94 a/o  
Quarter Finals        
Play by    Semi finals      
Friday June 1 Play by    Final postponed 15/6 - await news  
    Friday June 15          Final  
15. Gillingham v          Start 10.15
      St Osmunds 19. Gillingham v Tuesday June 19
16. Bournemouth SB v     21. Gillingham v
      Sturminster Newton 20. Poole GS v      Poole GS won
17. Poole GS v     New arrangemnts necessary for Final
18. Twynham v       154/0 won        
     St Michael's        130/3        
All results immediately to Gavin Rusling. Ask for Fran at Reception.
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 Lord's Taverners Under 14 County Competition - 2012 
        The DSCA winners will represent the County in the Regional Rounds in 2013
NB State schools losing in Round 1 then take their place in the Plate Competition
with 3 from Round 2 - see below      
First Round   Second Round Quarter Finals
Friday May 4 Friday May 18 Friday June 1
1. Clayesmore S v - won 7. Purbeck v 15. Canford v          108/6
    Bournemouth SB      Canford S - won  by 9 wkts      St Edwards S       105 a/o
2.The Purbeck S v won 8. St Edwards v  w/o 16. Clayesmore v   won
   Milton Abbey S      QE, Wimborne       Bryanston
3. Bryanston S  v -w/o 9. Sherborne v 17. Gilingham v
    Corfe Hills S       Clayesmore  won by 10 wkts     The Thomas Hardye S  won
4. The Blandford S v 10. Bryanston v     w/o 18. The Wey Valley S v
    Sherborne S - w/o       Highcliffe Ac       Poole GS  won by 6 wkts
5. St Edwards S v won indoor match 11. Sturminster Newton HS v  
    Shaftesbury S       Gillingham won  Semi finals  
        PLAY BY  
6. Portchester S v 12. Twynham S v Friday June 15
    Gillingham S w/o       The Thomas Hardye S won    
        19. Canford  v
    13. The Wey Valley S v  won       Clayesmore     won
Please do not leave it until       Poole HS      
a play by date     20. The Thomas Hardye S v won
to organise a match! 14. Winton AAMC v       Poole GS
You can play well before it.       Poole GS     w/o    
                Final: 21. Clayesmore Thomas Hardye
      Rearranged Final      Clayesmore 129/4 TH 61ao.
              Weds June 20  Start: 2.00 Wimborne CC
          min 25 overs  
That means at least 2.     AND………………………….
The next 6 State Schools which lose in the First & Second Rounds and contact  
TJH will complete the competition.      
Round 1 (8 teams) Semi finals   Final starts 10.00 - re-arranged
PLAY BY Friday June 1 PLAY BY Friday June 22 Thursday June 28 at 
Draw as they arrive. The Delph 
 Losers implies the game was played rather than conceded.

1. Purbeck v Corfe Hills

2.Bournemouth School for Boys v The Blandford S

3. Shaftesbury S v Winton AAMC

4. Portchester S v Poole HS

Semi finals

5. Purbeck v BSB

6. Winton v Portchester

Broadstone CC

BSB v Portchester

All results immediately to Tim Hill
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Main Competition        
First Round          
PLAY BY     Semi finals    
Friday May 11   Play ON    
      Thursday June 14  
1. Bournemouth SB v   Dean Park, Bournemouth
   Sherborne S       won        
      7. Clayesmore v          
2. Corfe Hills S v      Sherborne  won 161  
    The Thomas Hardye S - won   Start at 10.00am  
Loser automatically in the VASE      
      8. Bryanston v         won 131  
Quarter finals       Canford  122  
PLAY BY     Start at 12.45pm  
Friday May 25        
3. Milton Abbey S v  36 a/o    - followed by the  Bryanston v Sherborne  
   Clayesmore S   won 37/0            FINAL  Abandoned   
            Rescheduled Thurs June 21 10am  
4. Thomas Hardye v         
   Sherborne        won      Sherborne won a match rescheduled at the Cricket centre    
5. Bryanston S v - won        
    Poole GS          
    Quarter Finals MUST be played by May 25 because 
6. Canford S v   won losing State schools have to play in the Vase by June 1 
   QE, Wimborne        
You MUST stick to the Rules      
A copy is included.        
This involves State Schools only.      
Losers from the Main competition join those who opted straight into the VASE
This will reflect the order in which results are phoned in  
Please see Vase sheet        
All results immediately to Tim Hill
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    Also see:
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This only works if losing schools from the Main Comp phone in their results 
IMMEDIATELY. To explain - Loser A is the first school to phone in & so on.
NB The losing team in Match 2 of the Main Competition automatically goes into the 
First Round     Quarter Finals  
Play by      Play by    
Friday June 1   Friday June 15  
1. Bye for Loser of 2 in Rnd 1 > 9. Corfe Hills v    
        Poole GS              won  
2. Twynham S v         
    Poole GS      w/o   10. Gillingham v     won  
            QE Wimborne  
3. Gillingham S v  won by 77        
    Winton AAMC   11. Poole HS v  
          Highcliffe      won  
4. The Wey Valley S v        
    QE, Wimborne    won   12. Purbeck S v      won  
           The Blandford S   
5. Sturminster Newton HS v      
    Poole HS  won        
        Semi finals  
6. Highcliffe Ac v     Play by   
    BSB     Friday June 22
7. Bye for     13. Poole GS v
   The Purbeck S           Gillingham
8. Bye for The Blandford S     14. Highcliffe v

       Purbeck S

You MUST stick to the Rules. FINAL    
      Thursday June 28  
      Start 1.45    
      Charborough Road  
      Broadstone CC  
         Highcliffe defeated  Gillingham by 6 wkts with 2 balls to go, chasing 134  
All results immediately to Tim Hill
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Sequence below - Primary to Regional, Secondary to Regional, National finals for Primary and Secondary

Asda Kwik Yr 5 and Yr 6 Preliminary Rounds

Tues May 22 - Poole Yr 6 Mixed - Poole GS pm 

Weds May 23 - Bournemouth Yr 6 Mixed - Winton Rec - am/pm  

                     - West Yr 6 Mixed - Bridport CC - 10-2

                     -Poole Yr 6 Mixed - Reserve day

Thurs May 24 - Purbeck Yr 6 Mixed and Yr 6 Girls - Purbeck S - 3pm ->

                    - Christchurch Yr 6 Girls - Twynham S - pm

                    - Bournemouth Yr 6 Mixed - Winton Rec - am/pm - Reserve day  

                     - West Yr 6 Mixed - Bridport CC - 10-2 - Reserve day

Fri May 25 - C2s Festival - see below

Mon May 28 - North Yr 6 Mixed - Blandford S - 12.30 - 5            

                  - Christchurch Yr 5 and Yr 6 Mixed - The Grange - pm

                  -Purbeck Yr 6 Mixed and Yr 6 Girls - Purbeck S - 3pm -> - Reserve day

Tues May 29 - Poole - Yr 6 Girls - The Delph - pm

                   - East - Yr 6 Mixed - Wimborne CC - pm

                   -North Yr 6 Mixed - Blandford S - 12.30 - 5 - Reserve day 

                   -Christchurch Yr 5 and Yr 6 Mixed - The Grange - pm - Reserve day 

Weds May 30 - West/ Weymouth & Dorchester- Yr 5, Yr 6 Mixed, Yr 6 Girls - Redlands  - 9.30 am/pm

                    - Bournemouth - Yr 6 Girls - Winton Rec - am/pm   

                    - West - Yr 6 Mixed - Uplyme CC - 10am ->  

- East - Yr 6 Mixed - Wimborne CC - pm - Reserve day

                    -Poole Yr 6 Girls - The Delph pm - Reserve day

Thurs May 31 - East - Yr 6 Girls - Lytchett Minster S - pm

- West - Yr 5, Yr 6 Mixed, Yr 6 Girls - Redlands, Weymouth - 9.30 am/pm- Reserve day

                    - Bournemouth - Yr 6 Girls - Winton Rec - am/pm - Reserve day   

                    - West - Yr 6 Mixed - Uplyme CC - 10am ->- Reserve day

                    -Christchurch Yr 6 Girls - Twynham S - pm- Reserve day    

Fri June 1      -East - Yr 6 Girls - Lytchett Minster S - pm - Reserve day

Tues June 12 - North -  Yr 5 mxd and Yr 6 Girls - Shaftesbury S - time tbc

Tues June 19 - East - Yr 5 - Ferndown S - pm

                   -North - Yr 5 mxd and Yr 6 Girls - Shaftesbury - time tbc - Reserve day

Weds June 20 - Bournemouth - Yr 5 mxd - Winton Rec - am/pm

- East - Yr 5 - Ferndown S - pm - Reserve day

Thurs June 21 - Purbeck - Yr 5 mxd - Purbeck S - tbc

                     - Bournemouth - Yr 5 - Winton Rec - am/pm - Reserve day

Tues June 26 - Poole - Yr 5 mxd - Poole GS - time tbc 

                    -Purbeck - Yr 5 - Purbeck S - tbc - Reserve day

Weds June 27 - Poole - Yr 5 - Poole GS - time tbc - Reserve day

Primary School County Finals and Festival

Friday May 25 – C2s FESTIVAL – Bryanston – 10am

Wednesday June 13 - ESCA Under 11 Hardball final – 4 teams/2 pitches –Bryanston – 10am

Friday June 15  - ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Mixed Final stages –- Bryanston – 10am

Reserve day - ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Mixed Final stages – Monday June 18 - Bryanston – 10am

Friday June 22 - ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Girls – Final stages – Bryanston – 10am

Reserve day - ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Mixed Final stages – Monday June 25 - Bryanston – 10am

Friday June 29 - ASDA Kwik Yr 5 Mixed – Final stages – Bryanston – 10am

Reserve day - ASDA Kwik Yr 5 Mixed Final stages – Tuesday July 3 - Bryanston – 9.45am

Thursday July 5 – Under 11 Hardball Plate final – Broadstone CC – The Delph - main pitch/artificial – 2pm

South & West Regional Primary Finals

Monday June 18 - ESCA Under 11 Hardball - King's College, Taunton - 10am ->

Monday July 2 – ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Girls – Exmouth CC – 10am

Wednesday July 4 - ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Mixed– Exmouth CC – 10am

Tuesday July 10 – ASDA Kwik Yr 5 Mixed – King’s, Taunton – 10am


Secondary Schools - Girls Under 13 District finals - leading to Olympic Torch County Finals at Dean Park

Weds May 2 - West - Uplyme CC 

Fri May 11 - East - Wimborne CC or The Delph 

Weds May 15 - Bournemouth - tbc 

Thurs May 17 - Poole - tbc

Tues June 12 - East v Christchurch - play off - Wimborne CC or Parley CC -pm 

Tues June 12 - Bournemouth v Poole - play off @ tbc

Weds June 20 - North v West play off - Dorchester CC - pm 

Finals - 3 Districts - round robin - see below

Secondary School County Finals 

Thursday June 14 – ESCA/ECB Under 15 Semi finals and final – 20/20 – Dean Park – from 10am

Tuesday June 19 – DCCC sponsored U13 final – Dean Park -10am

                         - David English ESCA Under 12 Final – Dean Park – 1.30pm

Thursday June 21 – Lord’s Taverners’ Under 14 Final – Dean Park – 1.30pm

Wednesday June 27 - Girls Under 15 Competition - Canford –changed to meet at 9.45am/start 10.15 latest

Thursday June 28 – Under 14 Plate Final – Broadstone CC, Charborough Road – 10am

                ESCA/ECB Under 15 20/20 Vase Final – Broadstone CC, Charborough Road – 1.30pm

Friday July 13 (Olympic Torch Celebrations) – Girls U13 Finals (3 teams) – Dean Park – 9.30am

No Regional details yet re David English Under 13, ESCA/ECB U15 20/20 or Lord’s Taverners’ U15


National Final Dates – Primary and Secondary – chronological

Monday July 9 – Lord’s Taverners’ Under 15 – Oakham S

Tuesday July 10 – David English Under 13 – Oakham S

Wednesday July 11 – Under 11 Hardball – Oakham S

Monday July 16 – ADSA Kwik Yr 6 Girls – Leicestershire CCC - 9.30am

Tuesday July 17 - ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Mixed – Leicestershire CCC – 9.30am

Sunday July 22 to Friday July 27 – U15 Regional Bunbury Festival at Repton C

August 13 to 17 - U14 and U15 County Cup – Oakham S

Fri August 24 - ESCA U16 v MCC U16 - Lords

Sunday September 9 – U15 20/20 semis and final – Arundel CC


                                                                                                            Amended pm 05/02/12






Indoor Competitions

Area Date

County Final Date

Dorset Cricket Board    U11 Girls

w/c  27/02/2012

Tuesday 20/03/2012

Lady Taverners U13 Girls

w/c  20/02/2012

Thursday 15/03/2012

Lady Taverners U15 Girls

w/c  06/02/2012

Thursday 08/03/2012


First winners of the year!

Well done to Queen Elizabeth's, Wimborne, who triumphed in the Final round of the Lady Taverner's Schools Indoor Under 15 competition. They took first place on runs scored ahead of old adversaries Gillingham, who had also won 2 and lost 1 at the Cricket Centre. QE had to get past 78 to secure the overall win and did so emphatically. The standard of play is now reaching a high standard and there were many matches to admire, with some fine individual performances , as well as team ones.

Scores on the day:-

Lytchett Minster 91/4 bt Twynham 75/2

QE 81/5 lost to Gillingham 99/3

Twynham 83/4 lost to QE 86/2

Gillingham 77/1 bt Lytchett Minster 47a.o.

Twynham 114/4 bt Gillingham 73/1

Lytchett Minster 58 a.o. lost to QE 99/1

Under 13 Champions -  fabulous, frenetic Ferndown, full of passion and competitiveness - and possibly the new record holders of the highest decibel level in the Cricket Centre. Obviously with this age group there is a long way to go in terms of cricket development. However, all schools which had won through were as keen as mustard. The majority of scoring shots were pulls to square leg or deft flicks to third man. Seldom was there a straight drive. Bowling overarm proved to be a real challenge to several, but it was good to see everyone trying hard. Diminutive Yr 5 bowler Mia from Branksome Heath took 3 wickets in an over, which cheered her up after she had been run out before facing a ball. Good calling is essential in such a confined area! Generally fielding and backing up was impressive. In a highly enjoyable day, Bournemouth School for Girls, tasting real cricket for the first time, reached the final from the morning session, following 2 very good wins. In the afternoon, Ferndown came straight out of the traps to demolish a shell shocked Woodroffe, who did well to recover and win their next game. Irrepresssible Ferndown then swept Branksome Heath aside before meeting Bournemouth in the final. The inexperience of Bournemouth when batting was exploited pretty well, although intelligent bowling and fielding caused Ferndown a few slip ups on their way to what eventually was a convincing victory. Now for the Regionals at Exeter University!

Scores are below the photo.


Bournemouth School for Girls 78/4 beat Parkstone Grammar 58/5

St Mary's RC Combined Middle 93/3 lost to Bournemouth School for Girls 109/5

Parkstone Grammar 81/3 beat St Mary's RC Combined Middle 73/4

Woodroffe 43 ao lost to Ferndown Middle 75/3

Branksome Heath 60/0 lost to Woodroffe 85/2

Branksome Heath 20 ao lost to Ferndown Middle 88/4

Final - BSG 69ao lost to Ferndown Middle 95/3

Under 11 Champions - powerful Lockyers lead the field.

In the last of the age group finals, played at the Cricket Centre, Hurn, on Tuesday, March 20th, Lockyers playing with gusto and a spring in their heels on the official first day of a new season, waited until the pressure was really on in the final match to unleash some formidable straight hitting, which pleased coach Mr Clark a great deal. The whole day was threatened by the chaotic traffic conditions due to the crash on the A31. Both St Michael's and Lockyer's took over an hour to go their short distances and poor Conifers Primary took 3 hours to fight their way through from Weymouth. It took 2 hours from Blandford - and there was nothing about it on the national traffic reports. Christchurch Junior were fortunate in living just around the corner, so to speak. Conifers arrived at 11.05 - worn out by the trip, but made themselves ready in double quick time to take on and beat Lockyer's in a very close match. That was as good as it got for them, although they nearly beat Christchurch. St Michael's ruthlessly despatched Conifers, who were probably thinking about the horrors awaiting them on the trip home, but lost the other 2. So, rather neatly, the 2 teams with the best record played each other in the final round. Lockyer's batted first against Christchurch and scorched to 38 from the first 2 overs. It was a tremendous display and eventually they ended up with a formidable 91/2. Poor Christchurch needed to pick themselves up from the floor immediately, but the challenge was too much. Lockyer's bowled and fielded brilliantly to take the Under 11 Indoor Dorset Schools title. Tim Hill, Chairman of DSCA, thanked Rob Newton profusely for all the work he has done to make this series of indoor competitions so successful, before presenting the very astute skipper of Lockyer's with the impressive cup.


St Michael's Middle 55/3 lost to Lockyer's Middle 76/6

Christchurch Junior 84/3 beat St Michael's Middle 56/5

Lockyer's Middle 61ao lost to Conifers 69/4

Conifers 71/4 lost to Christchurch Junior 78/2

Conifers 26/6 lost to St Michael's Middle 51/6

Christchurch Junior 32/6 lost to Lockyer's Middle 91/2



  2011 Competitions


           Runner up


ASDA Yr 5 Kwik


    St Michael’s Middle


   St Katharine’s Primary

ASDA Yr 6 Kwik (Girls)

  St Katharine’s Primary

   Branksome Heath Mid

ASDA Yr 6 Kwik (Mixed)

  St Katharine’s Primary

     Allenbourn Middle

ESCA U11 Hardball

  St Katharine’s Primary

    St Michael’s Middle

DSCA U11 Hardball Plate

      Ferndown Middle

      Hill View Primary

Bunbury/ESCA U12

   St Michael’s Middle

          Woodroffe S


  St Edwards Combined

            Poole GS

ESCA/ Lords Tavs U14

           Canford S

            Poole GS

DSCA U14 Plate

      Highcliffe Comp

        QE, Wimborne

ESCA/ECB U15 20/20

         Bryanston S

             Poole GS

ESCA/ECB U15 20/20 Vase


         Twynham S


The Thomas Hardye S

DSCA Girls Under 13 (ex Lady Tavs)


         Twynham S


 St Edwards Combined

DSCA Girls U15 (ex Lady Tavs)


         Gillingham S


      QE, Wimborne

 To find competition rules for all age groups please follow this link  ESCA ONLINE



Ferndown Middle Under 11 Plate winners.      St Katharine's SW Regional Yr 5 Champions

St Katharines Year 6 Kwik Girls Champions    St Michaels Year 5 Kwik Dorset Champions

St Katharines U11hardball winners              Bryanston U15 20/20 winners

Canford School Under 14 Winners.           Gillingham Girls U15 Lady Tavs winners

Twynham Lady Tavs U13 Winners.        Lady Tavs U13 winners, runners up et al

Winners of Under 13 St Edwards RC.                   Winners of U12 St Michaels

Winners of ASDA Year 6 St Katharines.        Runners up ASDA Year 6 Allenbourn

Well done St Katharine's Girls - 3rd in the Asda Kwik National Year 6 Finals at Derbyshire CCC - an outstanding achievement

St Katharine's Mixed Yr 6 team were 8th nationally in the Asda Kwik Finals at Derbyshire CCC - another great achievement - remember that over 130 000 schools in the UK took part this year!



HOT NEWS -  final by final



Super St Katharine's take Regional Yr 6 Asda Kwik title

St Katharine's were crowned West Region Yr 6 Asda Kwik Mixed Champions at Exmouth on Monday June 27 and progress to the National Finals at the Derbyshire County Cricket Ground on Wednesday July 20. This fine side, undaunted by the absence of their skipper, won their first 4 matches against the best of Devon, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire in convincing style. Their all round game was controlled and impressive, none more so when they were made to fight in their third match. Rain before the lunch break made conditions very dificult, but bowlers and fielders responded admirably. The fifth and final match went wrong from the first ball bowled by St Stephen's of Bath, the Somerset champions. It was quick and short and non-plussed the opening bat. From then on the pair got themselves into deep water, losing their wicket 5 times. This was in pursuit of 237. There was some consolidation, but the total was short by 12 runs. Consequently there was a tie for first place with Blackpool Primary from Devon. Asda Kwik rules had to be applied, and because St Katharine's had defeated Blackpool Primary earlier in the day, they became West Champions.

The County final was due to be played on Friday 17th, but the weather forecast forced postponement to the Monday - the foreacast continued to be appalling and so it was re-arranged to be played indoors at the Dorset Cricket Centre. Many thanks are due to Alan Graham. The floor space was divided for the preliminary matches and inevitably game plans had to be modified. St Michael's had a dread of it following the National Finals in 2010 and faded away! St Katharine's emerged as winners, followed by l Allenbourn, Baden Powell and Stalbridge.


WHAT IS MORE... they came second in the Yr 6 Girls Regional final and thereby qualified for the National Finals at Derbys CCC the day before the Mixed final - A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT.

St Katharine's had won the ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Girls County title at Bryanston on June 27. The North only produced one team because rain forced the postponement of their competition and the replay date was too close to the final for a second school to organise itself. Remember most primaries rely on parents to transport. Group winners were Branksome Heath, St Katharine's and St Michael's (ahead of Conifers on runs scored). Plenty of scores were well over 250 (top for the day was 274), indicating a real improvement in batting, both in accumulating runs, but also in keeping wickets in tact. In the final round, St Kats beat both Branksome Heath and St Michaels before BMH narrowly defeated St Mikes. 


Monday June 13 at Bryanston from 10am -  RESULT of U11 hardball finals 1 St Katharine's Py, 2 St Michael's Mid. 3 The Park, 4 Baden Powell & St Peter's Mid

St Katharine's won a fine first round game against The Park, with excellent team work in the field, more than useful bowling and sensible batting which ensured that wickets stayed in tact. In the final, their overall performance was even better as they overcame doughty resisitance from St Michael's Middle.

After a long day at Exmouth, the same boys had a brief night's sleep and left for King's, Taunton to represent Dorset in the Regional Round. A fine day allowed all matches to be played, but this is where the Prep schools emerge as the strongest contenders. They have played hardball cricket for several summers and have regular competitive fixtures. Andrew Booth says that St Kats played as well as could have been expected. They beat the other state school involved, but then lost to the 3 Prep schools. We should be very proud of our primary school's schievement.

Thursday June 17 RESULTS of the U15 ECB/ESCA 20/20 semis -  Poole GS 124 beat Sherborne 109 and Gillingham S. 100 lost to Bryanston S 102/1     Final: Poole GS 95 (Gasper 42) lost to Bryanston 98/3 (Jennings 62*)

Rearrangments came into force with the wet surroundiings at Dean Park. Poole GS made their artifical pitch available for the match involving them and Sherborne, while the second game involving Bryanston and Gillingham was cleared for Broadstone CC's artificial. Poole amassed 120 aand Sherborne fell short by 11 runs. Gillingham lost by 9 wickets to Bryanston, whose whole game was outstanding - bowling, fielding and batting. Bryanston reached the 101 required with a combination of the deft and brutal.

In the final, Poole, held together by Manley and Gasper (an excellent 42 from 47), reached 95. Jennings batted superbly to carry his bat for 62*, as Bryanston romped home with several overs to spare.

Hopes that this belligerent Bryanston side would triumph in the first of the Regional rounds, sadly expired, as The Portsmouth GS side displayed magnificent all round qualities.


The Under 13 final at Dean Park, was for the newly named Dorset CCC Cup, kindly supplied by the County Club to celebrate Dorset winning the Minor Counties Championship in 2010.

The start at 10.05 was due to the exceptional work of Derek Tapper and John Coombes. Inevitably the track was a little damp to start with and Poole's batsmen, all the early batters seemed to have an armoury of fine drives, but then holed out when the ball stopped a bit. It really was crucial to commit to the front foot. However, it was a team effort and the overs were used up as they scored 102. St Edward's lost a very early wicket, but dug in and chipped away at the score. With 15 overs gone, it seemed that the task was becoming too much, but a fine sensible knock from Tom Godley, who despatched the loose ball to the boundary with considerable force, pleased the newly arrived mums. Even better, in terms of cutting the required run rate from over 7 was the uncomplicated approach of Garod Benfield as he lashed a huge 6 and a 4 in 3 balls. Suddenly the total was in sight. The bowling had became nervous and less controlled. 4 needed and Godley went, followed next ball by a batter obviously overcome by the chance of achieving fame. Never mind, the winning shot soon came and St Edwards had won a thrilling game by 5 wickets.

The Under 12 final began shortly after the presentations, with St Edward's still displaying their 'perma-smile' as they departed. The umpires on this longest day of the year continued to be the excellent Stan Mills and David Pickles and they just about had enough time to devour some sandwiches before setting off to the middle again.

St Michael's won the toss and batted first. We were treated to a magnificent display of batting by the rapidly maturing Owen Morris and his excellent foil, Henry Lockwood, as they put on 100. Woodroffe were on the ropes and twice to Bournemouth in 2 days did not help their cause. For those who don't get out much, they have a 120 mile round trip.

To Woodroffe's great credit, they kept their heads up and were rewarded with a wicket to break the century stand and then another - one brings two, as they say. Lockwood was back for 40. Morris continued and upped his scoring rate with some rasping drives. He has never scored a ton, and overs ran out as he reached 89*. His day will surely come.

Woodroffe were a little punch drunk. 179 to win was a virtually impossible task unless someone had 'one of those days' he will never forget. St Michael's were in no mood to allow that to happen, using a battery of different types of bowling, although Woodroffe kept fighting, particularly young Murray. Eventually all wickets fell for 76 (3 to Master Lockwood for 0 runs) and Woodroffe began their weary way home. Congratulations to St Michael's for the fine win (this has been an outstanding year group), but as it was pointed out at the presentations, although they will represent Dorset next year in the Bunbury Under 13 Cup Regional and National rounds, 3 of their players wiill have left to move on to other schools. We wish them all the luck in the world.


Lady Taverners Under 13 Girls Final -  this was held at Dean Park during the morning of June 23 and saw Twynham build up a big score, courtesy of the day's outstanding player, Ellie Pearce. She has already shone on the county circuit and proved to be invaluable with both bat and ball against St Edward's RC/Cof E Combined. The game was played in a fabulous spirit and demonstrated why cricket is fast becoming a favourite girls' sport, with more schools taking part this year. Matt Keech presented the Lady Taverners Trophy at a presentation which included Keith Brewer and Rob Newton, with Tim Hill acting as m/c.


Lord's Taverners' U14 County Final. Rain had already fallen during the girls' final (above) and decided to make an unwelcome return just before 1pm. The wicket was covered but by the time it relented near 2pm, the number of overs had been reduced to 30. Rain continued to annoy and at one stage threatened to wreck proceedings. Many thanks are due to the hard work of groundsman John Coombes and the umpires, Stan Mills and David Pickles, in seeing it through to the end. Poole won the toss and inserted Canford, hoping that gremlins in the the greened up wicket would make batting tricky. Play began just after 2 under leaden skies. Poole's hopes soon evaporated as Felix Ambrose put on an astonishing display of powerful hitting. His track form this season hinted that he was more than capable of repeating it at Dean Park and he did not disappoint, with his remarkable 93. He was ably assisted by Ed Woodward, who supported with a more patient 39. Poole did not give up and the bowlers raised hopes by taking 6 wickets. Canford had amassed 196 in their 30 overs and took full advantage of more rain which made batting conditions particularly difficult. Poole were sunk, almost without trace, in a valiant effort to get to grips with what was required. Canford had a good variety in their attack, exerted a strangle hold and finished off the foe for 57. If the weather had been kinder, Poole would have been able to show why their excellent cricket in the competition had taken them to the final. Nevertheless, Canford were outstanding in evey department and will represent Dorset next year in the Lord's Taverners Colts Trophy. We look forward to seeing this team doing very well. DSCA Chairman and Taverner, Tim Hill, made the presentations. Particular thanks were paid to Gavin Rusling's PA, Fran Hadden, who hass ensured all secondary competitions have been able to reach their conclusion on time - devotion way beyond the call of duty!

Lady Taverners' Girls U15 Tournament at Canford on Wednesday, June 29. This is the last time that this will be a schools' compettion because it is now for clubs only. The winning team is composed of local club members, so that will allow them to proceed in the competition as a club side. However, it was such an enjoyable day that this valuable experience will be repeated by DSCA. There was a remarkable spectrum of players, from the 'hey, can you play cricket (for the first time) today?', to county players and even those with higher aspirations. The five schools to arrive at this stage played a round robin as the storm clouds parted like the Red Sea, just before they reached Canford, which provided a glorious setting - not to mention the tea. Canford began strongly against Shaftesbury, with their opening bat of Hampshire fame displaying exquisite correctness on the drive. The Corfe Hills' girls began to get to grips with the 5oz ball and steadily improved as the day moved on. Shaftesbury, in turn began to taste success and Canford wilted under a bit of pressure, in the nicest possible way. The big two were formidable Gillingham and a very strong QE, Wimborne. After they had each won 3, they met in the final match - a cany draw! Gillingham batted resolutely to reach 63. This was to prove a tough target in the face of accurate bowling and super fielding, so QE fell 10 runs short. Well done not only to Gillingham, but to all the girls who demonstrated what the 'Spirit of Cricket' should be all about. Many thanks to umpires Stan Mills and Rob Huskinson for their sympathetic umpiring.

DSCA/Lord's Taverners' U14 Plate at Broadstone CC, Charborough Road Ground, Friday, July 1. Played in the morning on a new grass wicket which responded well, Highcliffe batted first against QE, Wimborne and soon began to dominate wirth an opening stand of 79 (Brad New with a sparkling 38). The boycott-like Ollie Nicholls created the backbone of the innings with a steadfast 43, until he fell in the 24th of the 25 over match. There was an interesting variety in the attack, but wides and no-balls did not help the cause. Bowlers Hicks (3 for 35) and Spencer (3 for 34) did well but Highcliffe still reached 157/8.

The loss of an opener first ball did little to help QE confidence as their innings rarely did more than splutter along. Only Sam Stroud (21*) looked the part and he ran out of partners, much to his frustration. The arrival of Keffen, with a distraction delivery. as he fell over, accounted for a bemused Appleton, but the floated seamers were really troublesome at a time that QE had to accelerate and Keffen ended up with 4 for 8 as QE lost their way and the match.

ECB/ESCA U15 20/20 Vase Final - Friday July 1 pm

This was a match to demonstrate to the detractors that school cricket is very much alive and kicking in the state sector. The Thomas Hardye School, still smarting from their early exit in the main competition, were determined to rescue some pride by winning this one. They batted first and built an innings in a consummate way. Sound start, increasing pressure and then a brutal onslaught, particularly from Pearce Mercer (29*), to finish off. Adam Barrett (36) and Sam Rowles (27) were other architects of the seemingly impregnable 169.

Twynham began a little tentatively. There was even a maiden. Dan Message's range finder was faulty early on, but he survived a  with a drop under the trees. What happened thereafter was as thrilling and exhilarating as anything one could imagine. After 5 overs, Twynham had 31 on the board compared with TH's 29; by the 9th it was TH 63/1 against 63/2. By the 12th passers by were in danger as Message and his partners took the score to 97 in the 12th (TH had been 64/1). Cruising, perhaps, but with an awful amount still to do. Frankly the bowling was not that bad, but Message used his feet well, driving strongly on the front foot and getting on the back foot to paste anything short through or over the covers, or running the ball down the hill to third man. In between the big shots, there was an array of neat dinks and stopped shots which harvested singles. He was greatly helped by the clever, if unanticipated by their mates, help from the guys at the other end. Between the 12th and 16th, Dan smashed 57 runs. He passed the hundred mark in the 18th and delivered the coup de grace with 3 balls to go, when 7 had been needed from the final over, finishing with a remarkable 118*. It was of no real consolation to the Thomas Hardye boys that they had taken part in such an extraordinary game, but they might reconcile themselves to that by next week!

DSCA Chairman waxed lyrical at the Presentations. This had been a tremendous game of cricket. Huge thanks were extended to umpires John Barber and Rob Huskinson, for the great job they had done throughout a long day as they covered the 2 matches.

Yr 5 Asda Kwik Finals

Monday July 4, in stunning weather at beautiful Bryanston, the 12 winners and runners up from the 6 Districts met. The firset round consisted of 3 groups oif 4. There was plenty of really impressive cricket played as this younger age group grappled with the more technical aspects of over arm bowling and batting. All runs had to be run - all part of Asda's Healthy Living Policy -  and there was plenty of refreshment to keep the players fit and alert. Denis, from the Castle Point store, once again master minded the food and Buxton Water distribution and was helped by Sophie from the Poole store.

There were some very tight games - 1 run difference allowed Christchurch Junior to beat Shaftesbury Primary and St Aldhelm's Primary lost to St Katharine's Primary on the final ball of the match when St Kats took a wicket and St Aldhelm's sacrificed 5 runs and the chance of ultimate glory! Broadstone Middle and St Michael's Middle topped the aggregate of runs scored in these preliminary matches. They were also undefeated, as were St Katharine's. The final part came with those who were 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st playing each other to decide final positions. All over the field there were fantastic, thoroughly enjoyable matches going on - Southwell v Hill View was a little gem, Sandford lost to Christchurch by just 2 runs and St Aldhelm's redeemed themselves with 2 powerful performances to come 4th. Holy Trinity also discovered how to win impressively. In the top league, the whole competiton came down to the engrossing final match between those established rivals, Paul Nation and Andrew Booth - or rather, St Michael's Middle and St Katharine's Primary. St Michael's had to work very hard to reach 222/3, but their bowling and fielding was fantastic and St Kats lost 6 wickets as they fell 19 runs short.

Both sides represent Dorset at the Regional Finals at King's, Taunton next week.


Herioc stuff from the 2 Dorset qualifiers led to both qualifying for the play off and the right to the title, after each won their group.

King's, Taunton was a hive of excited activity as the 16 sides from all over the South West played through the morning session.

St Katharine's were undefeated and so won their group outright. St Michael's did not lose, but tied one match and scraped through to win a tough group by virtue of scoring more runs overall than the team they had tied with. In the semi finals, both teams continued to play some fine cricket. Over arm bowling is now compulsory from the County final stage and that has improved the quality odf the cricket no end. Batters still tend to lash the ball in the air too much and get caught. St Michael's disposed of the team from Bath even though they began their innings disastrously, losing 4 quick wickets. The next pair and those following built up the score and crafted a good win. St Katharine's also won, and so the two Dorset teams were head to head in the final. DSCA Chairman Tim Hill said at the presentations at Bryanston, when St Michael's won, that there was still another chapter to write in this tale of rivalry. And so it proved to be the case. The Chairman was there to witness it. The fact that Dennis from Asda Castle Point was not there was more problematical, because he had been a rich source of Jaffa cakes - far more useful! Anyway, St Mike's batted first, but lost a wicket to the last ball of the first two overs, rather undoing their sensible batting. The 3rd over, with the second pair (these are 6 aside games with 3 pairs batting 2 overs each) adding a further 17, was encouraging. Then, disaster if you were a St Mike's supporter, joy if you were from St Kats - 2 wickets fell in the fifth over. The score rocked back to 220. Careful management of the last over yielded 11 runs, so the target was 232. St Kats dealt with a good attack with real aplomb and were totting up the runs sensibly. By the 4th over they had 225, but then a wicket fell. Time to start again. Try as they might, St Mike's could not break through, although there were some narrow squeaks involving possible run outs. After the fifth, St Kats had 228 - just 4 to win. the first of the sixth was a no ball. Then a dot - sound defence...and another dot...don't lose a wicket now. The tension was unbearable for both sets of lovely parents. Fourth ball - a single - now St Kats were ONE RUN ahead, but there were 2 balls left. Anything could happen. St Kats know how to defend - no risks were taken - dot, dot...and Andrew Booth had captured a remarkable fourth title for St Katharine's this season. The tables had been turned, the final chapter had been written, but well done to both teams for their excellence and the part each played in this thriller about rivals with a healthy respect for each other. The nice thing all day had been the presence of Somerset umpires at the business end and both members of staff checking the scores at square leg, and it was a fine sight to see both Andrew Booth and Paul Nation locked in mutual admiration at the end.

Andrew made a wonderful speech at the presentation thanking Ted Ashman for all his hard work in organising such a fine event again - it is now 18 years since he started it. Remember, too, that St Kats were defending their title This is the only Region to have such a festival. Long may it continue.

Wednesday July 13th - The long awaited U11 hardball plate final between Ferndown Middle and Hill View Primarytook place at Wimborne CC. No day is easy with so much going on, so well done to Hill View parents for their taxi service and to Eiriann for nipping back to Ferndown to fetch some spring back stumps to replace those which had gone missing.

Things happen very quickly in these matches. Pairs have just got used to batting and have to retire, bowlers have to decide when to bowl their second over and the fielding and running can be pretty frantic, leading to all sorts of excitement. Anyway, Ferndown batted and eventually reached 225 which was a total that was not impregnable. Hill View batted pretty well and reached 232 at one stage, but then came the loss of wickets which was to be decisive. One direct throw run out by Ferndown was probably the high light of some good fielding from both sides. However, it is is a team game not won or lost by one action. Ferndown took the title for some fractionally better play all round - quite a shrewd skipper in the making, too! Tim Hill and Keith Brewer made the presentations and Hill View got a special mention for reaching the Plate final two years in succession.




 ASDA KWIK softball cricket – NB Yr 5 is Mixed

Local District Festivals 

All removed.


    COUNTY FINALS – All at BRYANSTON S* – Yr 6 have had to re-organised - see below ( updated news 17/06/11). 


All start at 10 am. Presentations 3.30pm. All teams are expected to stay to the presentations (except when indoors).

Monday July 4 – Yr 5 Mixed - St Michael's Middle  are County Yr 5 champions. St Katharine's were runners up

 REGIONAL FINALS – ASDA Kwik  - were not moved on a week as led to expect by ECB, hence alterations to County final dates

Monday June 27 – Yr 6 Mixed – Exmouth CC 10.30am onwards - St Katharine's go to the Nationals as SW Champions

Friday July 1 – Yr 6 Girls – Exmouth CC 10.30am onwards - St Katharine's go to the Nationals as runners up in the SW Finals. 

Tuesday July 12 - Yr 5  - King’s C., Taunton 10am onwards - St Katharine's beat St Michael's - BOTH DORSET - by 1 run to retain their SW Yr 5 title. St Katharine's beat St Michael's by 1 run in the all Dorset Final


Tuesday July 19 – Yr 6 Girls – Derbyshire CCC 10.30am onwards - St Katharine's have qualified

Well done girls - 3rd in the National Final - terrific performance

Wednesday July 20 – Yr 6 Mixed – Derbyshire CCC 10.30am onwards - St Katharine's Primary have qualified!

Well done everyone - 8th Nationally - marvellous performance, even if you think you were not at your best in the crucial first match.


Write ups and photos are at the top of the page

Monday June 13 –

COUNTY FINAL – round robin - Bryanston S  - start 10am CHAMPIONS - St Katharine's Primary

Wednesday July 13      Change of date and venue - now reverted to original date and venue 

U11 Hardball Plate final – 2pm – Wimborne CC   


Monday June 20 – King’s C., Taunton – 10am


Tuesday July 12 – Repton S 10am

SECONDARY COMPETITIONS - FINALS – in chronological order

Thursday June 16

Under 15 ECB/ESCA 20/20 Semi finals and Final – Dean Park – start 10am CHAMPIONS - BRYANSTON S

Did not proceed any further after losing in the First Round of the Regional competition

Tuesday June 21

DSCA Under 13 – Dean Park 10am

David English U12  - Dean Park 1.30

Thursday June 23

Lady Taverners Girls U13  – Dean Park – start 10am

Lord’s Taverners U14 – Dean Park - start 1.00pm

Wednesday June 29

Lady Taverners Girls U15 competition - Canford S - start 1.00pm

Thursday June 30 - due to  industrial action - now at Charborough Road from 10am on Friday July 1

Under 15 ECB/ESCA 20/20 Vase – Broadstone CC  Charborough Road – pm

Under 14 Plate – Broadstone CC Charborough Road – am

Thursday July 7 (date/venue changed in April)

U11 Hardball Plate final - Broadstone CC (The Delph) - 2pm

Wednesday July 13   - sorry, but arrangements have reverted to their original 

date and venue - Wimborne CC - 2pm

                                                                                                                                              Revised 1/7/11 by TJH

National Finals confirmed by ESCA General Secretary 19/01/11

Thursday, July 7th

Lord’s Taverners U15 – Oakham – 10am onwards

Friday, July 8th

David English Under 13 – Oakham – 10am onwards

Thursday, September 8

U15 20/20 – Arundel – 10am onwards

25th – 29th July

U15 Bunbury Festival – Monmouth S

16th/17th/18th /19th August

ECB U14 and U15 County Cup – venue tbc



Lady Taverners Indoor under 11 Winners Sandford Middle.


Lady Taverners Indoor under 15 Winners Gillingham School.


 Lady Taverners Under 13 Indoor winners Twynham School.



Dorset Schools Cricket Association website link - no longer functions. Everything will be included on this site







         Runners up


    ASDA Yr 5 KWIK


  St Katharine’s Primary


     Epiphany Primary




   St Michael’s Middle


    St Aldhelms Comb




  St Katharine’s Primary

      Baden Powell &

     St Peter’s Middle


      Under 11 Hardball


    St Michael’s Middle


      Ferndown Middle

DSCA Under 11 Hardball



      The Park School


      Hillview Primary


            Under 12

           Poole GS

Represent Dorset in 2011


    St Michael’s Middle


            Under 13

    Bournemouth School

             for Boys


            Poole GS


           Under 14


 Represent Dorset in 2011


            Poole GS

       DSCA Under14



         QE, Wimborne   



  ECB/ESCA Under 15






   ECB/ESCA Under 15

         20/20 VASE


           Corfe Hills


    Winton C of Arts etc


  Girls Under 13 8 a-side


    St Michael’s Middle


      Cranborne Middle


  Girls Under 15 8 a-side





FIRST TITLE of 2010!

Congratulations to the excellent Gillingham Under 13  Girls team which won the Lady Taverners'  Indoor 6 a-side Dorset title on Thursday February 25th at the Cricket Centre. They won all of their 6 matches. The joint runners up were Woodroffe and St Michael's, each winning 4 matches. 



The Lady Taverners' U15 Indoor Competition was held at the Cricket Centre on March 4. Sadly 3 teams withdrew but the benefit to the remaining 5 was a rearrangement which allowed the whole floor to be used for each match. There was some excellent bowling (some hostile and some very canny), batting (sometimes elegant, sometimes brutal hitting) and fielding (quick reaction catches and accurate run out throws) throughout, a testament to the hard work done by the girls with their coaches and teachers. There was a good competitive edge to many games but overiding all was the fine sportsmanship and obvious enjoyment at taking part. We had to wait for the final match to get an overall winner. A strong Gillingham outfit was prevented from amassing a big score by very accurate bowling and the sharp fielding of the QE, Wimborne side, most of whom had graduated from St Michael's this year where they had tasted a National Final. Good luck to the QE girls in the Regional Final next month.


 ASDA KWIK Competitions came to fruition at Bryanston, with the Year 6 Mixed title going to St Michael's Middle and the Girls' Yr 6 title going to St Katharine's Primary, Bournemouth. Both schools move into the Regional rounds. All 3 competitions (Yr 5 is on June 30) have 2 representatives who have won through from the 6 Districts, following their local festivals.

Top 6 in the Year 6 Mixed were:- St Michael's Middle, Colehill; St Aldhelms Comb Py; Ferndown Middle;  Epiphany Primary, Bournemouth; Christchurch Primary and Stalbridge Primary.

Congratulations to St Michael's on coming second in the South and West Regional round and thus guaranteeing a place in the National Finals at the Derbyshire County Ground on Wednesday, July 14. This was an excellent result in a hard fought and very close competition. WELL DONE! St MICHAEL'S WERE THIRD IN THE COUNTRY, losing in the semi final to the eventual winners from a primary school in Beeston, Nottingham. A wonderful achievement! Let's not forget the importance of teacher Mark Wellman and coach Robin Wallis.

Top 6 in the Year 6 Girls were:- St Katharine's Primary; Baden Powell & St Peter's Middle; St Michael's Middle; Epiphany Primary; Ferndown Middle and Branksome Heath Middle.

St Katharine's had to share the agony of a 3 way tie at Exmouth in the Regional finals to see who would be second and so move to the National Finals - this was decided by adding up the total scores in their 5 matches. Sadly, they had to bow to the superior total of Broad Chalke Primary from Wiltshire, but just pipped the Gloucester school to 3rd place. If only they had won their first match played soon after their pretty ghastly coach journey.

Yr 5 ASDA Kwik Finals - another stunning day's weather and competition. Standards are certainly on the up. After 5 matches, the ever cheerful St Katharine's Primary emerged as worthy unbeaten winners. Second came Epiphany Primary from Bournemouth (their best ever result in ASDA Kwik) and third was St Mary's RC Combined from Poole. A really wonderful day. the top two go to the Regional final at King's, Taunton on Friday, July 9th. GUESS WHAT? St Katharine's won the Regional title really convincingly - well done to Andrew Booth and his excellent team.

UNDER 11 HARDBALL - round robin at Bryanston on June 14 - saw St Michael's Middle School beat Ferndown Middle (2nd), St Katharine's Primary (3rd) and Cranborne Middle (4th). Well done, everybody.

St Michael's proceed to the SW Regional Final at King's, Taunton on June 21st. What a great experience. The standard was high and there were prep schools which play hard ball cricket for the whole season. We all know that St Michael's have some experienced county players and the team did really well to finish up second. The day was won by Taunton Prep.


UNDER 11 HARDBALL PLATE Final - chronologically the last final of the 13 competitions we run, was held in an arid Meyrick Park between The Park and Hillview Primary on July 8th.  The pairs each had 3 overs to bat and The Park began brilliantly, with their opening pair finding the boundary with ease as nervous bowling fell a little short. However, nerves lessened and there was some very good fielding, but wickets were not sold cheaply. The Park finished with a formidable 293 - most players are in local clubs, and there were District and County shirts on view. The Park attack began very well and ground fielding got better and better - note the 2 direct throw run outs. Hillview never gave up, but frustratingly nullified runs gained by losing a wicket or two almost immediately. In the end, The Park won by 60 runs in front of a lovely collection of mums, dads and supporters from both camps. However, Hillview were invited to join a league in Bournemouth next year - excellent news!


U15 20/20 - same day as the U11 finals, but at Dean Park. The semis saw Canford beat BSB by some 50 runs with a good bowling and fielding display backing up their late charge to 137. The other semi saw the strength of Gillingham School's batting as they powered to 173, with Harry Hawkins scoring a brilliant 94*, aided by Luke Webb's serene 53. Bryanston failed to come to terms with that, althought the late order took them to 110.

The final was sadly interrupted by a sharp shower which reduced the game to 16 overs. Gillingham had made an excellent start, though, and managed to keep going (Webb 50) until the occasion got to them with 3 overs to go and 6 wickets fell for virtually nothing. That gave Canford hope - 125 to get. However, Gillingham bowled tightly and fielded exceptionally, making life tough for a useful set of Canford batters. With some 5 overs left, Lewis Jones came in and very nearly took the match away from Gillingham with a quick fire 30*. The last over still needed 12, and Canford managed 6 from 5 deliveries. It all went to the last ball, but Lewis was at the other end - only a 6 would have won it. Gillingham's bowler held his nerve and the crown went to them.

Gillingham took the sub Regional round by storm, when they undid a highly confident outfit from the Portsmouth GS. They then demolished Sandown (IoW) and move on to the SW Round. There are outstanding batsmen in Cowley, Hawkins and Webb, but the bowlers did the business in both matches too.

And so to the South and West Regional Round proper at Exeter University, involving Colston's, Bradfield College and Millfield along with our heroes from Gillingham, with the winners progressing to the National Semis and Final at Arundel. Gillingham batted impressively against Bradfield - 163 was a total Bradfield came nowhere close to. Millfield had despatched Colston's, and so it was Millfield in the final. They were a very fine side with 3 excellent spinners. The distinguished Gillingham batting line up was restricted to 97, but it was not plain sailing for Millfield who struggled for 15 overs to get the scoreboard moving. The game changed in 2 overs as Millfield's aggression paid off and they won by 7 wickets. As someone reported to me - 'Gillingham were 20 minutes away from Arundel.' They can be very proud of themselves.

Millfield became National Champions by beating Brentwood in the semi final and Sedbergh in the final. They won the final off the last ball when they needeb 2 for victory and hit a 4, chasing down 137 at Arundel.

School County finals are coming thick and fast.

Briefly, the Bunbury/David English Under 12 Champions are Bournemouth School for Boys - a very well equipped side which overcame St Michael's Middle.

The DSCA U13 title went to Poole GS, who beat BSB, after aggressive batting took them to 196. The reply fell some 40 short.

The Lord's Taverners U14 competition was won by an excellent Sherborne, who lost 3 wickets (2 with 5 runs required for victory), as they overcame a sprited Poole GS side which had started their innings exceptionally well with an opening stand of 77 (T Butcher 40), but after that Sherborne's bowlers - Vitali, Cave and Sale, in particular, made them struggle up to 169 (a significant 47 from Will Gasper ensured a decent total), and then their batters took over. Wicket keeper batsman Ed Coulson (57) and Ollie Sale (76) departed at 166 and 167 as the tricky Taylor launched his bombs, before the winning runs came. Ben Simmonds bowled really well without much luck, but held on to the catch of the match at the very end of the game.

Sherborne progress to the Lord's Taverners' Colts Trophy Regional Rounds next year.

The Lady Taverners' Girls U13 title was won by St Michael's Middle, who beat a Cranborne side which just failed to replicate previous form, but it was a delight to experience the wonderful spirit in which it was played.

The Lady Taverners' U15 final was won by Gillingham in an exciting match against Bryanston.

Both age group winners proceed to a Regional Round in August.



2009 - soon to be removed!


- but they were the best school!

Many congratulations girls!  At the very impressive Ellesmere College, Shropshire on Sunday August 30th,  St Michael's, as South & West Regional champions took on the Champions of Wales, the North, the Midlands and London & South East. They began with wins over the Midlands and Wales but then found the eventual winners, Sussex Bells Yew Green Girls Club a different proposition, although hopes disappeared in only one over of exceptional batting which created a score that the Sussex girls defended with excellent bowling and fielding (this club also won the Under 15 National title). Undeterred, St Michael's came back to score 90 (the highest score of the day) against the North champions from South Manchester and went on to win by 50 runs. It was always a great team effort - all did much to be proud of.

Many thanks to Russell Loman of Ferndown Plumbing and Heating for supplying super shirts to  play in and to Hugh Shackell and Rob Newton for guiding their cricket. Support was also there from Tim Hill and DSCA.

LADY TAVERNERS' REGIONAL COMPETITION -Sunday August 16th held at Bournemouth Sports Club - brilliantly organised by BSC/ECB - ST MICHAEL'S UNDER 13 GIRLS ARE REGIONAL CHAMPIONS.

Outstanding effort. Well done, girls! 

The National Final is at Ellesmere College, Shropshire on August 30th

LAST is FIRST! Well done again, St Michael's!

St Michael's won the last Regional title going this year when they went to Taunton and won the Year 5 ASDA KWIK West Region Tournament BY JUST 1 RUN. Brilliant!

All results now in - see Winners 2009 .

ASDA Kwik Year 6 Mixed - Final on Friday 19th June at Bryanston

Winners, who are setting off to emulate last year's stunning success - St Michael's Middle. Many thanks to former Essex cricketer, Paul Pritchard, who represented ASDA and enthralled the young cricketers with his wise words at the presentation of medals and trophy. In the Regional Round, St Michael's were third in a close fought competition, based on the number of runs scored.

Runners up in Dorset were St. Mary's RC Combined of Poole.

This year 70 schools ( a huge increase on 2008, due mostly to schools from the West entering) signed up for the local stages of the competition and 16 made it to the final.

ASDA Kwik Yr 6 Girls' final at Bryanston on Monday June 22nd  - congratulations to the splendid side from UPTON JUNIORwhich won. They progressed to the Regional Round at Exmouth where they, to their absolute credit, bowled overarm, unlike most schools there. Other than in their final match when the heat appeared to have got the better of them, they played some good cricket.

St Katharine's Primary were runners up in a good competition involving 12 schools, with some very close results throughout.

ASDA Kwik winners in the Yr 5 competition were St Michael's MiddleSt Katharine's Primary from Bournemouth were second and Ferndown Middle were third. Dorset were invited to send these 3 sides to the Regional final at King's, Taunton.

Moving onto Dean Park on Wednesday - the Lady Taverner's U13 title went to St Michael's Middle, who played well to be a competitve GillinghamBryanston beat QE, Wimborne with some fearsome hitting in the Lady Taverner's U15 Final. Keeping the Taverners' theme, a powerful Sherborne posted 200 against Bryanston who just made it to 118 in reply to take the Lord's Taverners'  U14 title.

On Thursday the County U13 title went to the excellent Gillingham side as they beat St Michael's Middle. Luke Webb scored a magnificent 88 not out. In the afternoon, St Michael's fine side dominated the match against Bournemouth School for Boys in a good game of cricket.




DSCA operates under the aegis of the English Schools' Cricket Association and in close co-operation with the Dorset Cricket Board. DSCA is represented on the DCB Executive.

President - Robin Smith (formerly of Hampshire and England)

Chairman - Tim Hill (also Chairman of ESCA 2007 - 8 and elected a Life Vice President of ESCA in 2010)

Vice-Chairman - Graham Symons

Treasurer - as Chairman

Primary Secretary - as Chairman

Secondary Secretary - Gavin Rusling

Co-opted - Don Crawford

Life Members - Tim Hall and Chris Moreton

DSCA administers all Kwik cricket competitions for the DCB, which receives funding from the ECB. That funding comes from generous ASDA sponsorship which is now in its third year. These competitions culminate in county Festivals. Winners and runners-up progress via Regional Finals to National Finals, usually at a Test Ground eg Headingley.

All other competitions emanate from ESCA and are sponsored to an extent. Other funding comes from the Dorset Schools' Sports Federation, and, if required, the DCB. These competitions are: Under 11 Hardball, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14 and Under 15. Under 12 and 14 winners carry on the next year representing Dorset in Regional and National rounds. The Under 15s have Regional rounds before a National final in the same season. From 2009 we are organising the Lady Taverners' U13 and U15 Girls' outdoor competitions which also have Regional and National rounds.

AGM 2008 - a motion was passed resulting in ALL schools participating in Secondary Competitions being required to pay a £10 entry fee from 2009. This covers any number of competitions from Under 12 upwards. 

It has been forced upon us because of rising costs and diminishing grants. Many other counties have been charging for several years.