Darjeeling CC

Darjeeling CC

Darjeeling Cricket Club are the oldest amateur cricket club, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, formed in 1969. A Western Expat club with cricketing members from all over the world.

Darjeeling are one of the few teams that have been participating in the Chiang Mai Sixes since its inception. 2014 saw Darjeeling win the Bromley Shield with a hard fought encounter with the Clifton Hill Stray Cats, our most successful year to date.

Our cricketing ambitions this year are to turn up on time.


Round One (Open Round)

Date Time Team 1 Score Overs Team 2 Score Overs Result
2/4 14.45 NT Bushrangers 34/1 5.0 Darjeeling CC 35/1 2.5 Won by 5 wickets
3/4 09.45 Tokyo Dingbats 50/3 5.0 Darjeeling CC 51/0 3.4 Won by 6 wickets
3/4 13.30 Divine Felons 45/3 5.0 Darjeeling CC 48/0 2.5 Won by 6 wickets

Round Two (Cup)

Date Time Team 1 Score Overs Team 2 Score Overs Result
5/4 13.30 Islamabad Doosras 75/1 5.0 Darjeeling CC 40/2 5.0 Lost by 35 runs
6/4 14.45 Warriors 106/0 5.0 Darjeeling CC 57/1 5.0 Lost by 49 runs
7/4 13.30 Margate CC 54/1 5.0 Darjeeling CC 56/1 3.4 Won by 5 wickets

Cup 3rd place

Date Time Team 1 Score Overs Team 2 Score Overs Result
8/4 11.45 Warriors 59/3 5.0 Darjeeling CC 63/1 4.4 Won by 5 wickets

Darjeeling CC Players

  • Biplab Halder

    Bips is a quiet chap with a well renowned naughty streak.

    A friend of the tour to both men and women alike (or both).

    Bips will regularly get lost on tour, but is rarely difficult to find.

    Handy cricketer who excels in the tight inner ring and will be an integral part of the squad.

  • Bradley Wissink

    What can we say about club favourite Brad that hasn’t been said about him already: serial winner at cricket but even more so at life. The only boundary he sees is the one he hits bombs over. Brad looks forward to receiving his trophy in early April for best bloke in Asia.

  • Chris Dommett

    In his dotage he has wisely taken up residence behind the timbers and bats with an elegance unsuited to the brutality of the Sixes. Socially he is famed by the image of him suspended upside down by his testicles. He is particular about his accommodation and departed from a recent Chiang Mai hotel because he claimed housekeeping had left a turd on his sheets. He is notable amongst the tourists in having met his wife at the Sixes…and she is not a local.

  • Katie Cordelia Thompson

    Tour Virgin

    She is the rose amongst the thorns but certainly one of the blokes. Teacher by day and spin goddess by night. As team fine master she is ready to take the bull by the horns and keep the team in check whilst hopefully contributing to a successful tour for the mighty DCC!

  • Matthew Luxford

    Matthew AKA Pablo Luxabar is our captain for the tour, mainly due to desperation rather than merit.

    Off the field his interests include pharmacology, bible studies and the occasional craft beer.

    With all his injuries Pablo will likely require regular deep tissue massage therapy after each game.

  • Puneet Rosha

    Puneet is a Social Tour Wanderer, a tiny tank in his own right.

    Gentle at heart but extremely elusive and a bit eclectic in people terms. Handy cricketer who lives by Slam, Bam thank you Mam.

    Simple and humble, yet can throw a few moves after 2 beers.

    CM tour Virgin, who will be found either in a Gym or a massage parlour drinking his protein shakes.

  • Shehan Jayawardena

    Shehan encapsulates all that is pure in our otherwise dirty club. This hard hitting and miserly spinner brings us all joy with his can do attitude and desire to win and we look forward to him carrying us all the way on finals day.

  • Sonny Rosha

    Sonny’s Zest Runs through the club. His determination and busy enthusiasm will lead the team along the road, making sure we get off at the victory stop.

    Off the field, Sonny is an international man of mystery with a penchant for public transport. Tour virgin but experienced administrator.

Darjeeling CC Supporters

  • Dom Bryan

    Dom once masterminded over 60 runs in a final over to win a game courtesy of the draconian regulations for wides. Avoid any local shopping with Dom as he loves a haggle and 45 minutes spent saving 10 baht he regards as time well spent. Feel free to abuse him about his tedious obsession with football in general and Manchester United in particular as he used to be a rugby referee and is familiar with people having scant regard for his opinions.

  • George Appleton

    ‘Our Man In Chiang Mai’ is a vital resource to the tour party. He represented the Navy at multiple sports including cricket. From his Royal Tournament ‘Gun Running’ training he gained his nickname of ‘Speedy Wheels’. His relaxed and kindly demeanour is a byword for the Sixes as is his tireless efforts to teach the locals profanities delivered in a Middlesbrough dialect best suited to the infamous International Bongo Club. He is a product of God’s Own County of Yorkshire… enough said.

  • Janica Geldenhuys

    Tour virgin

    Hailed as DCC’s Number 1 fan, she is ready to follow the team overseas to Chang Mai. Occasionally straps on the pads for social games and turns her arm over with mystery spin. With no knowledge of the game of cricket you will see and hear her cheering Darjeeling on with every touchdown they score! If she enjoys this tour I’m sure you will see her in her kit for next one!

  • Jim Jeffries

    A master of flight and guile for the East Cheam Occasionals he was once pressed into service for The Wild Men Of Borneo in the Phuket Sixes and won that competition. Whether with his Elizabethan ruff neck brace or charitably hirsute he is an easy to spot figure at the bar. He is a man of few words but they are all worth hearing as he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of certain musical genres and periods of history.

  • John Croysdill (JC)

    He was only a spectator for a couple of years before realising that being crap and immobile did not preclude you from playing in the Sixes. He was once hit into the ocean to lose a final off the last ball in Phuket. Now he just terrorises people in conversation. It is advised to adopt the Sutton & Epsom RFC tag system that relieves anyone who has suffered enough, five minutes is deemed more than enough.

  • Lindsay Kitchen

    Tour Virgin Lindsay will be joining Dom and the supporters group midweek and will no doubt be found seeking out the best food offerings Chiang Mai has to offer......Can more than hold her own on the social side of things so beware the cry of " Shots Shots Shots !!

  • Paul Piper

    This former schoolboy chorister once in Phuket was most upset to be overlooked for selection for Jim Jeffries who he regarded as being as mobile as a tetraplegic. In sporting terms he is famed as “The Fastest Wrist In Kent” due to his redoubtable badminton ability rather than any onanistic proclivities. Begrudgingly and with great efficiency he will be the whip master who delights in ordering exotic and expensive drinks during the pub crawl… may I suggest you select from one of the bottled lagers.

  • Tony Morton

    As an erstwhile merchant seaman and front row forward being on tour overseas is his natural habitat. Once at the Hong Kong Sevens he was reduced to wheezing like a pit pony, emitting litres of sulphurous vapour and his legs became inflated to twice their usual size. On return to Blighty he was asked why he did not visit a doctor and he replied: “He would have only told me to rest, stop drinking and smoking and I was on holiday”.