For many years the club was called "The Remnants". Dorchester CC took its name for the 1961 season through Colin Bostock who owned the then Dorchester Members Club on Hamilton Road at Sherwood Rise.

Terry Berresford has been with the team throughout and apart from match secretary is also now the club President.

Colin Taylor held the post of chairman for 26years whilst Norman Taylor has been the treasurer for 30 years.

The club has been riddled with personalities over the years but arguably the most famous to turn out for DCC was Graham Allen M.P. who played against Toton Sycamore in Aug 86 scoring 38* and hitting the winning run.

The longest (and furthest) day out was a trip to Peterlee, County Durham on 14th Sept 1986, a round trip of 286 miles, to celebrate our Silver Jubilee. We scored 186-5 with a reply of 164-9. A wonderful day out in Geordieland.

The most outstanding player in the club's history was undoubtedly 18 year old Andrew Inkster from Melbourne, Australia who in 15 innings scored 905 runs, averaging 69.61.

The most outstanding visitors were Camberwell Grammar from Melbourne, Australia whom we entertained at Nottingham University's ground and later at the 3 Wheatsheaves pub.

We have also played on a TV set (as in where they filmed something, not the box in your front room), as we played Stanton Ironworks in 1997 (I think) just as that ground, and its pavilion and associated football pitch, were being used to film "Playing the Field". Fame indeed.

Dorchester Cricket Team - 1960's

Way back in the late 1960's, we used to have a day trip to Holbeach, Lincolnshire when our stars of the time represented Dorchester CC:

Far back: senior Mrs Taylor
Back row (l - r) Mick Watkinson, Terry Beresford, Peter Baldwin, Norman Taylor, Alf Taylor, Frank Mackley, Mick Rattenbury, umpire, Arthur Abbott
Front (l - r): Frank Trout, Mick Orridge, Colin Bostock (then owner of the Dorchester club), Riley Coles, Neil Trout

Dorchester Cricket Team - 1988

Arguably,this is the greatest ever team that this club had the pleasure of fielding. In 1988, we were virtually unbeatable even though we took on some very strong sides from all over the county:

L - R back row: Andrew Inkster (ex Melbourne, Aus.), Terry Berresford, Andy Gaunt, Dave Hibbert, Steve Mee (ex Notts 2s), John Coates, Clive Scriven
L - Rf ront row: Colin Chadburn, Keith Brown (ex chip shop), Paul Taylor, Mark Dawson(ex pub)