About Dunnington Cricket Club
Dunnington Cricket Club, an ECB Clubmark Accredited club, is a successful family based club with 3 senior weekend teams, 2 senior midweek teams and 6 junior teams.
Our 1st and 2nd teams play in the York & District Senior Cricket league, and our 3rd team to play in the York Vale
League to aid the development of our up-and-coming juniors. We play at the Pryers Solicitors Cricket Ground on Common Road and have been in existence since 1920.
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Having previously attracted players such as Alvin Kallicharran, Collis King, Simon Kellett, Joseph Grant, Harwood Williams and Corey Collimore to the club, it
is easy to see that Dunnington Cricket Club provides a great opportunity for those not only wishing to learn, but also for more experienced players to play the game at a higher level.
The club has experienced an unprecedented period of success since the late 1990s and have regularly added to our already extensive trophy cabinet.
Y&DSCL Premier League Champions - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010
Y&DSCL Premier League Cup - 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2015
Sawkill Cup - 1974, 1978, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010
Y&DSCL Presidents Challenge - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Y&DSCL Gilmoor & Dean Cup - 1990
Myers & Burnell Cup - 1969, 1976
Pocklington Cup - 1992
Wilson Todd Trophy - 1956, 1960
Pocklington League Division 2 - 1956
Y&DSCL Division 2 - 1964, 1974
Notable Players 1990-Present
This was an era of tremendous change within the club. A succession of Overseas and First Class players represented the club. These included:
- 1989-1990 Andy Bower (Fast Bowler) - Recommended to club by ex player John Curtis when he stayed at his caravan site in Naburn
- 1990 Andy Pilgrim (Opening Bat) - Was born in York and played for Dunnington when he returned to spend time with family in the City
- 1991 Greg Everest (Spin bowler & middle order batsman) - Another Aussie
- 1994 Junie Mitchum (All rounder) - West Indian from St Kitts, played for St Kitts and for the Leeward Islands. Didn’t return because West Indies wanted him for their squad the following season. Is now Technical director of cricket for the Leeward Islands and a generous host on the 3 occasions Dunnington have toured St Kitts & Nevis
- 1996-Present Harwood Williams (Middle order bat and occasional bowler) - Another West Indian from St Kitts who also represented the Leeward Islands. Harwood settled in Leeds and is now a mainstay of the club. Was 1st Team Captain in 2006 & 2007 and organises the biannual tour to St Kitts & Nevis.
- 1995-2006 Simon Kellett (Opening Bat and Medium pace bowler) - Simon played for Yorkshire for many seasons before combining playing for Dunnington at weekends with Captaining Cambridgeshire in Minor Counties matches during the week.
- 1999-2001 Joseph Grant (Fast Bowler) - West Indian who played for his native Jamaica and then moved to play 1st Class cricket with Essex after his spell at Dunnington.
- 2000-2004 Alvin Kallicharran (Left hand bat) - Played for the club after a long and distinguished career with the West Indies, Warwickshire, Guyana, Orange Free State, Queensland & Trasvaal. Won the World Cup twice with the West Indies. Played in 66 tests scoring 4399 runs at an average of 44.43.
- 2001-Present Collis King (Hard hitting All Rounder) - West Indies test player, best known for his innings in the 1979 World Cup Final. Possesses many records in the York & District Senior Cricket League. Still scoring hundreds in the Premier league though the wrong side of 64 and also owner of the biggest bat in the world!
- 2002 Simon Cook (Fast Bowler) - Australian from Melbourne who played in 2 tests for his country.
- 2002-2003 Kirk Powell (Fast Bowler) - Jamaican who joined the club from Easingwold. Now lives in Australia.
- 2005 Masood Asim Butt (Right hand bat & Spin bowler) - A young batsman eager for some experience of English conditions. Plays 1st Class cricket in Pakistan and represented the national team at U19 age group levels.
- 2007-2008 Kelvin Patterson (Big hitting batsman & Pace bowler) - An international basketball player for his home island of Barbados. Discovered by Collis King and notable for his huge six hitting. Scored 50 from just 20 balls against Woodhouse Grange.