Useful links to the teams we play with:
Club cricket comes in a variety of forms: From the show up to drink variety (yes that was us in 1993) to the three practices a week, ruthless selection type.
Our overarching philosophy is neither. We play cricket to have fun... which is somewhere between the two philosophies.
Ultimately we want to get our membership as much cricket as they want. This normally means having a few league games, more friendlies, and around one "tour" per month to interesting places to play against good people.
To get to the right number of games, we have a 35 game season starting in May and ending when the clocks change in October. We play mostly on Saturdays - but also occasionally on Sundays.
In 2010 we will play in the five team World Series League, (8 or 9 games), five games at the Philadelphia Cricket Festival, and two other trips to locations like Montreal. The rest are friendlies against other local teams.
Our base membership is $100 for a full membership and $50 for a student membership; plus $10 per game played. Now, we won't ask for any cash up front, but after a couple of games...
Why so much dosh? Our fees cover ground rental and upkeep, insurance, balls, drinks at the game and other equipment. Once the fee is paid it is up to you to make the most of your investment and sign up to play as often as you want!
We manage all team arrangements online, via an opt in "evite" system.
if you want a team shirt/cap, we normally manufacture to order each spring.
The Mad Dogs tour regularly. In our winter we go annually to Sarasota CC in Florida, and sometimes to another Caribbean or southerly destination. During the summer we go to Canada and other East Coast US Cities. You will find numerous references throughout this website...
Normally there is no selection - just your ability to pay!
Here's an article about our Toronto tour in 2004.
MDCC on tour to Nevis in 2005