Abu Dhabi Gents vs Darjeeling CC, Emirates Palace, Saturday 12th October

Any cricketer in the UAE should jump at the chance of a game here. Three years after first admiring it from a floor high up in a neighbouring skyscraper, this writer was lucky enough to get the chance to play on it shortly before sadly leaving the country for good. Nestled amongst far-ranging and undulating (more…)

Darjeeling CC vs Cool Boys By Oliver Van Der Broek

On a particularly early Saturday morning in Dubai, Darjeeling CC members arrived in dribs and drabs to the Ocean Fair Ground in DIP. Of particular note, Julius Mooney, Baron Mooney of Springs (VC, MBE, KStJ, DL, FRSA), strolled into the ground akin to a panda bear whilst regaling the troupe with his exploits from the (more…)

Darjeeling CC Intraclub Game 9th March 2019

Northern Hemisphere vs Southern Hemisphere. After much hype and anticipation and many a pre-game beverage beforehand at Kickers, The DCC gathered to play their interclub game at the ICC on yet another perfect day in the UAE. No idea who won  the toss however the Northern hemisphere went into bat. Greg and Kev helped the (more…)

Darjeeling vs Loose Cannons February 2019

Start time: 10:30 if my memory hasn’t already started getting worse Darjeeling CC started off in the field, fresh out of a meeting discussing what was going to happen in the 2019 season and it being our 50th Anniversary. The Gents were dripping in the new 2019 season kit and it was all guns blazing (more…)

Darjeeling CC v Loose Cannons by Wade Golightly

A different format for a change by Wade On 21st September Darjeeling welcomed the intrepid Loose Cannons for some early evening (and just starting to cool) battles on the larger of the two ovals. Pre-match meeting adjourned in Kickers at 5:30pm, players were eager to ensure that the bodies were warm and ready to fire (more…)

Darjeeling v Savannah Lions by Nathan Cartwright

To set the scene for the days play, our studious scorer and club captain Nick described the conditions as ‘murky, muggy, grey, close, calm, but permeated by the gentle hum of construction work and Badgers moaning…’ and so it was for the start of the days play. With that out of the way skipper for (more…)

Darjeeling CC v Abu Dhabi Gents. By Umer Saleem

On 20th February, Darjeeling Friendly XI welcomed the Abu Dhabi Gentlemen at the ICC Cricket Academy. The last few encounters between the two sides have seen the Abu Dhabi Gentlemen victorious & Darjeeling team wanted to make sure this was put to an end. The days play started off with the Darjeeling fielding team waiting (more…)

Darjeeling CC (UAE) vs Premier CC (Canada), By Ash Banerjee

  February 23rd 2018 With all of our players turning up uncharacteristically punctually (only to realise it was a 10:30 am start), the pre-game banter was in full flow whilst the academy tykes occupied the pitch and we waited for the opposition to arrive. In due course a ‘Fancy’ minibus wound its way through the (more…)

Farewell to comrades

It was Friday 13th, the sun was shining and CD and Lee entered into their last DCC supper with their 13 other disciples in tow, but who would be found hanging on the cross by the end of the day? (As it turned out it was both, along with several of their followers). Fresh from (more…)

God's Chosen Ones vs Wrong 'uns

As we bid a fond farewell to Lee Dawson returning to the UK and CD Kotze going back to South Africa, the Club will hold an Inter club game followed by a inevitable “messy” brunch. There will be some special rules & drinks fines after the game, Team Captains will run through this again on Friday (more…)

DCC v Oyster Catchers – Ian Potgieter

It was with nervous anticipation when 1:30 pm ticked past, and DCC only had half the team present at the “suggested” meeting time. The ICC official already putting us on notice for a 5 pm finished, quickly renegotiated to 5:30pm by the present audience. The toss was performed in the middle, no negotiation to bat (more…)

Dubai Super League CHAMPIONS

Darjeeling beat SCB in the final of the DSL yesterday. A very good performance in the field with ONLY one dropped catch? Very unlike Darjeeling! Some good catches from Chris Neal, Rhys & Shugie. An excellent spell by Viv who somehow did not pick up a wicket but finished 5 overs for 16 with Rhys, Nick Harvey & Shugie picking up (more…)