Downend Cricket Club

Established in 1893, The WG Grace Memorial Ground bears the name of arguably one of the sport’s greatest ever players. Other players of note also include Allan Border, Chris Broad, James Averis, Martyn Ball, Ian Cockbain, Craig Miles and many more

Downend CC is a member of the West of England Premier League and a Club Mark Accredited Gloucestershire Cricket Board Focus Club.

Downend CC welcomes new members and we offer coaching and cricket for all ages from five years onwards. The club teams consist of a 1st team. 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, and a junior setup consisting of U17s, U15s, U13s and U11s.

William Gilbert “W. G.” Grace

William Gilbert “W. G.” Grace, MRCS, LRCP (18 July 1848 – 23 October 1915) was an English amateur cricketer who was important in the development of the sport and is widely considered one of its greatest-ever players. Universally known as “W. G.”, he played first-class cricket for a record-equalling 44 seasons, from 1865 to 1908, during which he captained England, Gloucestershire, the Gentlemen, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the United South of England Eleven (USEE) and several other teams.

Right-handed as both batsman and bowler, Grace dominated the sport during his career. His technical innovations and enormous influence left a lasting legacy. An outstanding all-rounder, he excelled at all the essential skills of batting, bowling and fielding, but it is for his batting that he is most renowned. He is held to have invented modern batsmanship. Usually opening the innings, he was particularly admired for his mastery of all strokes, and his level of expertise was said by contemporary reviewers to be unique. He generally captained the teams he played for at all levels because of his skill and tactical acumen.

Lottery Update


With a prize pot for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of £400 in total.

Playing is a great chance to win a bit of extra cash while providing valuable support to the club!

If you haven’t already entered the DCC lottery then please click on the link below and get yourself, friends and family on board and continue to help support our famous club!!!

The latest draw took place on Sunday 28th February and the winners were:

1st prize of £250 – 35, Mark Hulin
2nd prize of £100 – 130, Craig Cheney
3rd prize of £50 – 298, Sue Brown


The next lottery draw will be held at the end of March.

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Player Profiles

Jonathan Southgate

Jonathan is a technical top order batsman and occasional off spin bowler. He is also a handy fielder although for a number of back to back seasons

Bobby Naeem

Bobby is an attacking batsman and medium pace swing bowler. He is a technical batsman but can also whack it to all

Ben Ringrose

Ben is a very technically correct batsman and occasional bowler. He looks very classy with the bat in his hand and is also a top level

Venue Hire

Village Cafe

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