Busy season for Darley

Darley Dale Cricket Club will be entering three senior teams in the 2012 season, two Saturday sides playing in the Derbyshire County League and one midweek team playing in the Longstone League.

If you are interesting in joining, contact first team captain Craig Elliott on 07888 750874 or second team skipper Jonathan Shaw on 07725 569747.

As for junior cricket, the club is proud to announce it will be running under 11s, under 12s, under 13s and under 14s junior teams. Training sessions run from the start of April on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Contact Stuart Rudkin on 01629 584479/ 078 9458 8539/ juniors@darleydalecc.co.uk for more information.

Darley Dale will be touring Torquay and South Devon from July 21-27. Three fixtures will be played against Ivybridge CC, Torquay CC and Barton CC. The tour is open to all and will cost £192 for the week’s accommodation with players and families driving to Torquay after a league fixture on the Saturday.

Meanwhile, the brass band events will run again at the ground in 2012 on Sunday evenings. The dates are yet to be confirmed but will be supported by a fully licensed bar and barbecue.

Darley Dale CC has had plans drawn up to extend the pavilion. These can be seen on Darley’s website. The extension aims to provide a new home team changing room, an enlarged bar area, an extended function room and improved away changing facilities.

Finally, the picturesque setting of the club has hosted many events including birthday parties, social events, weddings and band nights. The pavilion and ground has a licensed bar plus a license for live music.

If you are interested in DDCC hosting your event, please contact Jamie Watts for availability and prices on 07717 755377.

For more information on the club, go to www.darley


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