Dumfries Cricket Club is a long established club which was founded in 1853. The club are founder members of the Dumfries Sports Club, created in 1977, with the building of a new clubhouse at the Nunholm ground.
The club runs two Saturday and a Sunday side as well as mid-week teams that play in an evening league on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Firsts and Seconds league matches are normally played on Saturdays.
Regular junior coaching is provided from qualified club coaches for boys and girls. Games range from U10s through the age groups.
The club has TopClub accreditation from Cricket Scotland.
It is also an Accredited Sports Club with the Dumfries and Galloway Council.
The first eleven (known as Dumfries) play in the CSL, the Cricket Scotland League, and in 2012 are in the West Premier Division. This and the East equivalent are the two top leagues in Scotland.
The ground had the status of Scotland’s top ground in 2006 with the club, in the form of Convenor, Davie Davidson, and Groundsman, Raymond Murray, being awarded top amateur groundsman.
The facility of an excellent square is supplemented with an artificial pitch, five sightscreens, three mobile covers, three lane all-weather nets, a new machinery storage building, and, most essentially, a scoreboard building visible from the bar.
The club is always keen to welcome new members, senior, junior, or just those keen to to watch some cricket.
For further information please visit the Dumfries Cricket Club website at www.dumfriescricketclub.co.uk .
Club members and volunteers who want to develop their coaching can get help and information at South West Coaching, a local resource involving sportscotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council to provide assistance to local coaches and volunteers (see www.southwestcoaching.org).
The cricket section are grateful to the following sponsors for their support of the club and local cricket.